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WBTV-LP Station Launch Celebration, Friday, November 3!

FLIP THE SWITCH!We are so excited to invite you to party with us. Come celebrate the successful launch of the community LPFM radio station, WBTV-LP onto the 99.3 FM airwaves here in Burlington, Vermont!

99.3 FM, WBTV-LP Station Launch Celebration
Friday, November 3 :: 6-8 p.m.
Live on the air at 99.3FM!
Streaming online in audio and video!
And in person for you at the Media Factory and WBTV-LP studio!

::Music by local bands and DJs! 6-7 p.m. Melo Grant + 7-8 p.m. DJ Live
::Short program of thanks and celebration by WBTV-LP leaders and programmers!
::Fancy apps by Chef’s Corners and a cash bar by our friends at Zero Gravity Craft Brewery!
::All are invited, totally free, all ages!

More details posting soon.

September RAC Update: We are broadcasting!

Hello from WBTV-LP’s Radio Advisory Group (RAC).

Now that we launched (softly) on the air this month, there is a whole lot of radio-making and station moving and shaking going on! Each month, the co-chairs (myself, DJ Llu) and/or Bill Simmon (VCAM’s Director of Media Services) will write a brief update on what the RAC is up to and what’s next for WBTV-LP. So, here is our first one as we end September.

WBTV-LP’s September RADio Updates

  • 21463145_10155024234090875_862877934453586997_nWe met our goal of getting our antenna up and plugged in by Art Hop! This is a huge, huge milestone for the station (and 6 years in the making). You can now tune in at 99.3 FM around Burlington and we (our tech committee) can work out additional broadcast minor punch lists to make sure we can boost up to the full 100 watts by our official station launch party on November 3 (save that date!). Thanks to Seven Days and the Burlington Free Press for coverage of flipping the on switch.
  • Our schedule is about half-way filled (yes already!) with locally made shows that are greatly expanding the community radio content here in the Queen City. Tune in to hear brand new radio folks and old seasoned vets!
  • WBTV-LP is a member-run station, which means our programmers and listeners are part of making decisions and making the day to day station work happen. We have support of a very part-time Station Coordinator position, but rely heavily on our station committees (the RAC (governing board), Outreach/Education/Fundraising, Tech, and Programming) to move the station forward. All of these committees are looking for new members/leaders with a range of skills. Email Jo¬†Thomas, Chair of the Outreach Committee, to learn more about each committee and plug in.
  • And now that we are live on air, we will be starting up our fundraising efforts of underwriting with our local business community. This is a great way to show your support of the station and community radio, but also get your business noticed! More info here.

All WBTV-LP RAC meetings are open to the public and occur (generally) the second Monday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. at 208 Flynn Ave (the Media Factory and home of the WBTV-LP studio, RETN, and VCAM).

Note: the October RAC meeting is on a different day due to scheduling issues: Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.

You can read all past RAC meeting minutes on our website here.

Questions about the RAC? Email DJ Llu or Bill.

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!


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:


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.