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Join Us for Media Factory Community Night at Bluebird BBQ!

Come out and enjoy an evening of local barbecue (vegetarian options available) to benefit the Media Factory! If thirty people dine at the Bluebird on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:30pm to 9:30pm (and mention Community Night) – the restaurant will donate 10% of the evening’s receipts to the Media Factory. This is a great opportunity to raise the visibility of the Media Factory and WBTV-LP will directly benefit from funds raised.

Support the Media Factory by making a reservation at Bluebird Barbecue!

Book Your Table:
bluebirdbbq.com
802-448-3070

What: Media Factory Community Night
When: Wednesday December 12, 2018
4:30-9:30 pm
Where: Bluebird Barbecue
317 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT

Meet Katherine Stamper, Host of Present Time on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Katherine Stamper, host of Present Time on 99.3 WBTV-LP.  Katherine interviews people with interesting or unusual stories, talking about important local issues.

 

Q: What sets your show a part from similar interview shows?

A: What sets my show apart from other similar interview shows, is that I’m very intentional in trying to bring those less represented in our society to the microphone.  So I like to interview people with interesting stories; I’ve brought in a lot of refugee folks, people representative of nonprofit organizations doing some really important work.  Vermont is this bucolic, beautiful state and with all that beauty there are still people struggling with some pretty significant human services related issues. It’s giving voice to those who we might not otherwise hear.

 

Q: How do you chose the music for your show?

A: The music that I play tends to be music from film, simply because I love film.  There’s no necessary connection, I just try to give people some good music to listen to before the interview starts.  

 

Q: What do you like about WBTV-LP?

A: I think what sets WBTV-LP apart from other radio stations is that the content is created locally.  We are not beholden to advertisers and there’s an amazing diversity of voices that are brought to the microphone here.

 

Q: How did you come about broadcasting from WBTV-LP?

A: I broadcast from WBTV-LP because a friend of mine told me about this opportunity and I am a mid-career, nonprofit professional and I thought, “Why not try something new?”  Being on radio sounded exciting and it also sounded terrifying. It’s ended up being a really amazing experience and it’s right here in Burlington with this wonderful facility and wonderful resources.

 

Listen to Present Time every other Friday from 9:15-11:00A.M. on 99.3FM WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.

99.3 FM WBTV-LP is your community radio station. Please consider making a gift via our website at https://993wbtv.org/donate/ or mailing a check to 99.3 FM WBTV-LP, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 2G, Burlington VT 05401.

Meet Morella Devost, Host of Thrive with Morella on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Morella Devost, host of Thrive with Morella.  While being a radio show, it is also streamed on Facebook live.  Morella talks about anything body, mind, heart, or spirit.

 

Q: What is your show?

A: It’s a show that’s about the entirety of the human experience.  Where as other shows might just be about physical health, money, or spirituality, I like to bring people from all different fields that are all about helping people thrive in their lives.  For somebody it might be thriving in their physical health, like a show about Lyme disease, but I could also do a show about finances. It spans a broad range of fields of the human experience that I believe are all related to thriving.

 

Q: How did you come to WBTV-LP?

A: Several years ago I was a producer and host of a show at VCAM, that show was Holistically Speaking.  I did that show for a number of years and I had to take a break.  I was ready to come back to do another show, which I wanted to do not just through the local channels but I wanted to broadcast it onto Facebook Live.  I came to talk to the folks at VCAM and said to do it with radio as well. So that’s how I came to be in the radio booth, and I love it.

 

Listen to Thrive with Morella every Monday from 1:00-3:00 P.M. on 99.3 WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.

99.3 FM WBTV-LP is your community radio station. Please consider making a gift via our website at https://993wbtv.org/donate/ or mailing a check to 99.3 FM WBTV-LP, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 2G, Burlington VT 05401.

Meet Patrick Green Beans, Host of Winter Light Summer Heat on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Patrick Green Beans, host of Winter Light, Summer Heat.  His program focuses on psychedelic rock and folk music.

Q: What is your show?

A: It is a music program on every week that puts a spotlight on psychedelic rock and contemporary folk.  I think what sets my show apart from other shows is that its playing genres that aren’t really represented on other stations.  What I focus on is not exactly the most popular types of music currently. I also put a big emphasis on trying to play music that isn’t just from the United States or the English speaking world, but trying to get different voices.  Ones that you don’t usually hear on a commercial radio station.

Q: What is different about WBTV-LP?

A: To me, WBTV-LP is different than other stations because it has a real focus on community and education.  It gives the opportunity for people to come in and learn a technical skill, how to run a radio station, as well as the exercise of putting a show together every week.  I think this focus on community is giving a lot of people an opportunity they would not have otherwise, as well as new opportunity for listeners to hear something different.  To hear voices that aren’t really represented, it adds a diversity that wouldn’t necessarily be there without public access stations like WBTV-LP.

Listen to Winter Light Summer Heat every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on 99.3 WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.

99.3 FM WBTV-LP is your community radio station. Please consider making a gift via our website at https://993wbtv.org/donate/ or mailing a check to 99.3 FM WBTV-LP, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 2G, Burlington VT 05401.

Better Together.

For me, the concept of better together begins close to home with my radio show on WBTV-LP.

It’s how I choose to connect and get involved with the community. And like so many other community-focused organizations, this radio station affords the public opportunities that simply do not exist elsewhere.

Everyone on the air at WBTV-LP has a story for why they were drawn to community radio, for me it was tied to a need to be involved with the people around me, a lifelong interest in music and a desire to share that music. I remember tuning into my favorite WBTV-LP DJs every week while waiting desperately for my schedule to clear up so I could commit to a slot and join them. After a year and a half, I was finally available and signed up. Now I maintain a weekly music show wherein I aim to fill a gap left by commercial stations.

A huge feature of community radio is that the learning experience never ends. After getting a handle on the basics, one is able to experiment and fine tune so one can always improve on what they did the week before. Because of this, WBTV-LP’s output is always getting better. DJs stay energized by learning new techniques and finding new content, whether it be interview subjects, discussion topics the community is invested in or diverse music for the listeners. The community and learning environment of WBTV-LP provides so many with the freedom to explore radio in a way that allows the process and the programming to stay exciting while keeping everyone involved.

As your community radio station, 99.3 FM WBTV-LP is working to make better radio and a better, more connected community. With your support, our programming will continue to represent the best our diverse community has to offer.

Because WBTV-LP’s programming is community made, it creates content the community is interested in with all of the ideas, cultures and passions that represent that very community. Contributors can feel proud that they are giving so many the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create a successful show on a dedicated station. That new knowledge, in turn, generates free programming diverse enough to fulfill the needs and catch the ear of the Media Factory community, and thanks to live streaming on 993wbtv.org, individuals the world over.

Thank you for your support of community radio!

Sincerely,
Patrick Heltz

WBTV-LP Programmer, “Winter Light, Summer Heat” 

Wednesdays from 6-8 on 99.3 WBTV-LP