Category Archive Community Outreach

99.3 FM, WBTV-LP – has a nice ring to it, right?

FCC WBTV CardAnother quick update from our LPFM organizing efforts! We secured the call letters of WBTV-LP for the station, making the nice sounding “99.3FM, WBTV-LP.” Now, we are turning our attention to getting start up mission, vision, and governance plans together – the roots of any good community radio station. We are looking for community members to be part of this process – help shape the content and direction of this station! We want to return to what radio was truly meant to be – the voice of the community.

Email llu[at]vermontcam.org to get involved (please note: on-air programmers won’t be recruited until further along in the process).

Learn more about the different things you can do now to help the station on our JOIN US page. And follow us at our new Twitter handle – @993_WBTV.

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99.3 FM Construction Permit Granted!

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Our FCC construction permit approval!

Since September, we have been working diligently between Burlington’s three public access centers – RETN, VCAM and Channel 17/Town Meeting – to prepare how to share the new low-power frequency of 99.3FM here in Burlington, VT. With the help of a growing number of community members, we have been researching other low-power community radio stations around the country about best practices, government models, fundraising strategies, and all the rest that is needed for a successful station.

We were excited to receive word just yesterday that our application for 99.3FM was granted a construction permit! This means we get to start the building process (not just the physical part, but the whole station) – 2015 is going to be busy! Now is the time to join us and help us get the station on the air. Plug into the process by signing up on the JOIN US part of our site.

And help us spread the word!

Cheers,

The Core & Gov Committees of 99.3FM!

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Be Part of Burlington’s New LPFM Radio Station!

Be Part of Burlington, Vermont’s New Low Power FM Radio Station!

Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), Regional Educational Television Network (RETN) and Channel17/Town Meeting TV submitted an application for a new Low-Power FM (LPFM) radio station to the FCC late in 2013.

While we await approval from the FCC, we are: starting a pilot internet radio station, establishing governance measures and governing body for the LPFM station, outlining the technical needs for the station, and reaching out to the larger community to spark interest.

Sound awesome? Want to be involved?
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Visit our signup form here or above and tell us how you want to get involved in our start up or get on the list to become a future programmer.

Have questions?

Contact the chair of our core team, Llu Mulvaney-Stanak at llu@vermontcam.org or 802.651.9692.

Thanks & hope to meet you soon,

VCAM, RETN and Channel 17/Town Metting TV LPFM Core Team

Brainstorming for summer 2014

LPFM Core Group members brainstorming next steps for summer, including a potential pilot internet radio station to start us off.LPFM Core Group