The 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] gmail.com or call VCAM at 802-651-9692.
Another 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).
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!
The Core & Gov Committees of 99.3FM!
Be Part of Burlington, Vermont’s New Low Power FM Radio Station!
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.
Thanks & hope to meet you soon,
VCAM, RETN and Channel 17/Town Metting TV LPFM Core Team