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We are on your radio dial Burlington! 99.3FM

21463145_10155024234090875_862877934453586997_nAfter six years in the making, we finally got our antenna up and powered on at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8 (just in time for the 25th South End Art Hop). This was a labor of love by dozens of dedicated community volunteers and our partners at VCAM and RETN. To say we are excited is the understatement of the year.

Reset those car presets and tune in those work radios to the new 99.3FM, the newest community radio in the queen city of Burlington, VT!

And catch our locally made programming for this fall!

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Is this thing on?

Yes! Well, mostly.

Hang with us this week, we are getting the station on the air and raising our antenna as you read this, so our stream will be sometimes down. But, it will be worth it because by Art Hop (September 8 & 9) we plan to flip the switch on the antenna and begin (finally) broadcasting at 99.3FM.

So, hang in there with us! We got some great radio for you to hear. You can listen to us streaming on this website (click the arrow on the bottom), find us on the TuneIn app for your smart phone, and (super duper soon) on your preset radio dial at 99.3FM!

Read more about our launch thanks to Seven Days

And in the Free Press too!

 

Hop on down or on the air with us at Art Hop!

WBTV Share on the AirSoon it will be the magical time of the year in the South End, the SEABA Art Hop! Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 WBTV-LP will be live broadcasting from our brand new studios at the Media Factory at 208 Flynn Ave. Come learn about the station, see live radio in action, or even get interviewed on the air with one of our programmers.

More info on the party coming soon, but here is a sneak peak of our special Art Hop programming:

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Friday, September 8:
5-6p: Democracy Now
6-8p: Louie Live
8-10p: North Star Radio
 
Saturday, September 9:
10a-12p: Melo Grant
12p-2p: Ryan Dunleavy
2p-3p: Shelagh Shapiro
3p-4p: Dom the Barber
4p-5p: Noise Pollution

While you are there, enjoy the art, food and entertainment provided by our partners at RETN and VCAM. This is fun for the whole family!

Photo credit for radio painting: Raymond Logan.

We want you on the air!

We are recruiting our next group of WBTV-LP programmers right now! Make your dream of doing that rad music show or producing that podcast or hosting that live talk show a reality with us.

Show application is super easy and informative.

We train you in three, 2-hour sessions over the course of a few weeks. You get hands on studio training too.

And then you join our new summer schedule in July, which will align with our going LIVE on the air at 99.3 FM later this summer.

This is THE time to get in the WBTV-LP schedule before we totally fill up (trust us, this is going to be a super popular station to be part of).

We look forward to meeting you and thank you for spreading the word!

Questions? Email Bill@vermontcam.org from the Programming Committee.

Photo credit: Smokey House/Katherine Stamper’s show¬†“Present Time.”

WBTV-LP Station Planning Retreat

Are you a WBTV-LP programmer, committee member, or enthusiastic supporter?
You are invited to our next station building retreat!
Monday, May 8, 5:30-8 p.m.
>Dinner, socializing, and a quick history on where we are at: 5:30-6 p.m.
>Station Planning: 6-8 p.m.
All committee members and programmers are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be facilitated by the awesome Ita Meno, who has worked with the station leadership in the past on strategic planning and visioning of the station governance structures. We will be deciding on how best to move the station forward with leadership structure, resources, and accountability to get us on the air and beyond. Your participation as a station member/supporter is key!
Please let me know if you are planning on attending the meeting (mostly so we know how many people to feed!). Email: Bill@vermontcam.org.