Category Archive Community Outreach

Calling All Programmers!

WBTV-LP is now actively seeking new programmers for the summer/fall 2018 season! If you would like to get a radio show on 99.3 WBTV-LP, Burlington, complete an application by the end of June 2018 and the WBTV-LP Programming Committee will review your application and you might just have a weekly radio show starting in January.

No radio experience necessary! 

Before you get a show, the WBTV-LP volunteers and staff will train you in the art of radio, the basics of broadcasting, and how to run your own show in the WBTV-LP booth.

 

Apply now!

Invasion of the Pod People!!!

Vermont Public Radio and WBTV-LP are co-hosting an event for Vermont’s Podcast Creators (and would-be podcast creators) at VPR’s Studio One in Colchester, VT. If you produce a podcast or you’ve got an idea you want to launch, come meet your fellow Vermont Pod People for an evening of networking, knowledge sharing and more networking!

It all happens Thursday May 10 at 5:30 PM. Space is limited, so reserve your free tickets now!

RSVP HERE!

Come to our all-station meeting!

We want YOU — yes, YOU — to come to our all-station meeting this February 8!

When: February 8 @ 6pm

Where: the mighty New Media Factory! aka 208 Flynn Ave, Burlington VT. Check it:

Will there be snacks: YES.

We need you to come on down to your very own low-power community radio station and help us vote on leadership, fill committees, meet radio programmers and find out more about how you can take the wheel of this mighty and beautiful little station we like to call the 99.3 FM WBTV-LP.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/993-wbtv-lp-all-station-meeting-tickets-42288052704

We Are Licensed!

It has been a very long road, starting way back in 2011 when RETN and VCAM were approached by a small group of community members who knew that the FCC was going to open up a new (and probably the last ever) low power FM licensing window the following year. We formed a committee and applied for a construction permit to build a radio station here at the Media Factory. Our construction permit was approved by the FCC in September of 2014 and station-building began in earnest.

Our deadline to get on the air and complete our filing with the FCC was in November of this year and we made it! with the invaluable help of our volunteers and staff, we were awarded an LPFM license from the FCC on December 12, officially bringing the “station building” phase of WBTV-LP to a close.

Now begins the job of putting all the hard work and planning into a continued, sustainable effort to keep WBTV-LP not just on the air, but a valuable, needed voice in the community. That’s where you come in! There are several ways you can get involved at the station. Here are a few ideas:

  • Get a show! WBTV-LP accepts new program applications on a rolling basis and does bi-annual new-programmer trainings in December and June.
  • Volunteer on a station committee! WBTV-LP station leadership is done by committees made up of community members and RETN and VCAM staff. There’s always room for more help on the Radio Advisory Council, the outreach committee, the programming committee and/or the tech committee. Email the station coordinator for more info.
  • Become a listener-member! Do you prefer to stay in the background and support the station as a listener? Become a listener-member and contribute financially and as a voting member at our annual meetings. Email the station coordinator for more info.

Stay tuned as we roll out several new local radio shows in January and February of 2018 — the first round of officially-licensed programming from WBTV-LP, Burlington!

Tune into our fall schedule!

We are adding shows all the time and looking for new programmers for our next big schedule update in January 2018. Until then, tune in to all this locally made radio!

WBTV-LP Fall Schedule 2017