Category Archive Community Outreach


In my opinion, backchannels are essential as they are ways to let the speaker know you’re listening during conversation. And if you’ve ever found yourself in a one sided conversation, you know how important those slight responses are. Of all the ways to let someone know you’re listening, my favorite is “word”. It’s easy. It’s succinct. It’s one of those catch all utterances that, when paired with a properly paced nod of the head, is all that needs to be said in reply.

That’s one of the greatest things about WBTV, at the moment. There are SO many opportunities to get your well placed “word” in. And that collective conversation is the beauty of community radio. So please feel free to pop in, be an active member in the conversation and let us know you’re listening :]

A few up coming opportunities are:

What: Connecting with community at the Burlington Farmers’ Market

Where: Farmers’ Market!

When: 6/27

Why: because we’d love to see your shining faces!

What: Outreach Committee Meeting

Where: VCAM

When: 6/29 @ 5:30

Why: because…community radio!

You all hold so many great ideas and voices that need to be heard. We’ll make sure to post new events and ideas as they become living, breathing things. Looking forward to seeing you folks at these events!




We need you! To help us build this station



WBTV-LP station building committees are meeting regularly and now is the time to join in to help us get the station built!
  • Radio Advisory Council (RAC), the overall planning group, is meeting next on Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.Contact Gary Lambert <> for more info.
  • Outreach Group, in charge of tabling at events, the community listening sessions, website, social media & more, meets bi-weekly on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month (June 1 & 15July 6 & 20). Contact Joanna Thomas – vivavermont [at] for more info.
  • Tech Group, working on antenna placement, internet radio, actual gear building needs, meets on and off. Contact for more info.
  • Fundraising committee — to be created soon! If interested, email me, Llu at

See you there!

Gearing up to listen

When you hear “local community radio”, what do you think of?

WBTV-LP 99.3FM Burlington VT

Members of the WBTV Outreach Committee work on prepping The Listening Tree. What’s The Listening Tree, you ask? ONE WAY TO FIND OUT… 

We’ve got a few ideas, and the foremost of those is that YOU KNOW BEST. So come together with fellow community members this coming Monday, April 20th at 7pm at the WBTV studios (handily located inside VCAM at the west end of Flynn Ave.

We’ll bring the snacks, you bring your voice and some good ideas for Burlington’s very own Listening Tree, deep in the heart of WBTV-LP, 99.3FM, Burlington Vermont’s newest local community radio station.

C’mon. It’ll be fun.

99.3FM WBTV-LP Community Listening Session – Monday, April 20th 7pm

173490357-black-and-white-headphones-gettyimagesThe folks working hard on the planning for the station are launching a series of Community Listening & Info Sessions this spring. This is a chance for us to explain to you what this low-power community radio station is about, the timeline, and for YOU to learn how to get involved, how to support, and how to help us shape the vision of the station & structure.

Our first 99.3FM WBTV-LP Community Listening Session will be Monday, April 20th 7pm-8:30pm at the VCAM/RETN media center space at 208 Flynn Ave., suite 2-G in Burlington, VT’s South End. Everyone is invited, come drop-in, stay the whole time, tell your friends — we will have snacks!

For more information on this event or the outreach efforts of the station, please contact Joanna Thomas – vivavermont [at] or call VCAM at 802-651-9692.