Category Archive Community Outreach

Radio Makers Club on September 17, 2019!

Editing with Audacity? Scheduling guests? Producing a podcast? Crafting audio stories? Content creation can be challenging. Luckily, the community at WBTV-LP is here to support you!

Launched this July by 99.3 FM programmer Grace Pfeil, the Radio Makers Club is a place to get support and talk about your ideas for current/future audio projects. The club meets monthly in the classroom at the Media Factory.

At the Radio Makers Club you can get support from other like minded folks in the community, share resources and feedback on ideas. An informal meeting of people who are interested in producing radio content. No prior knowledge of audio production required!

The next meeting is on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00pm
For more information and to RSVP, visit our Meetup page.

Join us for a Listening Lab April 11th!

Listen to local podcasts and share your own audio projects!

Hosted by Phillip Peterson of STEAM Lab, who will be sharing his podcast and inviting conversation about audio recording, storytelling, and podcasting. This informal setting is a great place to get feedback and meet your fellow audio enthusiasts!

SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE REGISTER ON MEETUP. 

If you wish to share an audio project, email ginfATretn.org

This event has a suggested donation of $25*, which directly supports WBTV-LP community radio programming.

*Our workshops and events are open to all, regardless of income or ability to make a donation. If you can support this program, please do!

Join Us for Grow Your Audience with 99.3 FM WBTV-LP!

If you make a great show, but no one watches or listens, did it happen? Join hosts Morella Devost of Thrive With Morella and Gin Ferrara of The Upside VT in sharing strategies for reaching new audiences, and staying connected with your current listeners. Examples from WBTV-LP programmers will spark your own promotion plans and get you on track to growing your listener base!

Click here for more information and to RSVP!

Recommended Donation: $25

This donation supports our community media programs and is not a requirement for participation. You can bring a cash, check, or credit card donation to the workshop, or make a donation now at https://vermontcam.org/donate

Meet Cindy, Host of Disney Bound Radio on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Cindy, host of Disney Bound Radio on 99.3 WBTV-LP. Disney Bound goes through the history of Disney, chronologically moving through the decades.

Q: Why do you broadcast from WBTV-LP?
A: Why do I broadcast from WBTV-LP? Well first off they gave me a program, so that’s my number one reason to choose this station. I actually found out about WBTV-LP through their website, I was listening to Blue Suede Rock and I really liked the song list that was being played. I wanted to learn more about some of the Elvis songs that were on their program so I went to the website and found out that training was coming up to be a programmer and thought, “I might as well share my love of Disney with the people that listen.” My friends and family had started to not care as much about my Disney knowledge so I decided to share it with the community.

Q: What makes WBTV-LP unique to you?
A: I think the freedom to do what we want with programs, there’s a little less regulation around what programs we can have and what songs we can play. I like the fact that it’s really small, I’ve met most of the programmers just around the studio, and that’s really special.

Q: What is your show?
A: Disney Bound Radio is a Disney through the decades radio program. We started in the 1920s, 1923, with the Alice comedies. We’re going up through the decades from there, we are currently in the 1960s. I started out doing one decade per show, and now we’re slowing way down. The 60s is going to be a five part series, with two years per episode. Can’t wait until we get to the 90s, that’s gonna be like, half a year per episode.

Q: What is different about your show?
A: We dive into things that are a little bit different than what the regular Disney stuff is, it’s not all about princesses, pink, and parks. I’ve been highlighting the racist aspects of early Disney and the gendered norms that have been going on. I’m not afraid to talk about things that are maybe a little uncomfortable. I think that’s something that really sets the program apart. I also play trailers for all the movies, so we get to listen to all the trailers for all the movies. That’s been a lot of fun trying to find all the trailers.

Listen to Disney Bound every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 P.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 Phil, Host of STEAM Lab on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Phil, host of STEAM Lab. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Phil and his co host, Dr. Kyle, discuss anything and everything science related.

Q: What is special about WBTV-LP?
A: The amazing thing about WBTV-LP is that along with being an entertaining radio station where you can catch all sorts of shows, it is also a learning radio station. If you wanted to do this and get involved with this form of media you can come in and take classes. I taught one recently, it was a listening lab and I met with a group of folks that really wanted to get into radio. It doesn’t cost you a thing, this is a community radio station, it is an opportunity to not just listen but also engage directly and get involved to create your own material.

Q: Why choose WBTV-LP?
A: We’ve made our home at WBTV-LP because we want to engage, educate, and entertain the local community and, hopefully, the world. We are looking for folks to get interested in science, technology, and engineering topics, even some art and mathematics (hence the acronym). We want to get folks thinking about this stuff, it’s educational, but we are having a good time and some fun.

Q: What does your show consist of?
A: We have good guests that come in to talk about things from jazz to photography to architecture. My co-host, his name is Dr. Kyle, he is a medical student at the University of Vermont.

Q: What sets your show apart from others?
A: What sets our show apart from other shows is that we have time. We have time to get into topics that other radio shows do not have the opportunity to. We have two hours, we can do whatever we like with those. This isn’t commercial radio, we still have time to get in depth. Most of the time with talk radio it’s a mile wide and an inch deep, with STEAM Lab we get to go as deep as we want to (depending on what the audience wants to hear).

Listen to STEAM Lab on Sundays 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.