Category Archive Education

Learn Garage Band basics with 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Learn the basics of this powerful music and voice editor.  Create your own loops and voiceovers for creating PSAs or intros to your podcast in this hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop. Bring your own laptop with the latest version of Garage Band, or work on our computers in small groups. This special workshop is led by Morella Devost, host of 99.3 WBTV-LP’s “Thrive with Morella” and Media Factory instructors.

Thursday, September 13 | 6pm – 8pm
The BTV Media Factory Classroom
Suggested Donation: $25*


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

Podcasting 101!

––Learn the concepts and strategies to produce, publish and promote your own podcast. We’ll cover the entire process – refining your idea, recording, editing, distributing and promoting – and review some of the tools and hosting sites you can use to get started right away.

This workshop is led by Jonathan Butler, Director of Digital Strategies at Vermont Public Radio. You can find him on Twitter at @jonathanpb.

PLEASE NOTE: While the listing states tickets are $25, this is a pay-what-you-can suggested donation. The event is valued at $25/person. All donations support 99.3FM WBTV-LP community programs.



Invasion of the Pod People!!!

Vermont Public Radio and WBTV-LP are co-hosting an event for Vermont’s Podcast Creators (and would-be podcast creators) at VPR’s Studio One in Colchester, VT. If you produce a podcast or you’ve got an idea you want to launch, come meet your fellow Vermont Pod People for an evening of networking, knowledge sharing and more networking!

It all happens Thursday May 10 at 5:30 PM. Space is limited, so reserve your free tickets now!


New media education workshop!

We’re excited to announce that noted Vermont oral historian Kate Blofson will be offering a workshop on interviewing!

Thursday, July 27, 7-8:30pm:

An Oral History Approach to Interviewing

“Interested in enhancing your interviewing skills?  As a relationship-based method, oral history can add depth and complexity to your interviews.  After a brief introduction to oral history, we’ll discuss life history and open-ended interviewing, and practice some hard and soft interviewing skills.  Participants are welcome to share/workshop a project they are working on.”

Meet your instructor:

Kate is a beekeeper at French Hill Apiaries during the season, and works on oral history projects during the winter. After conducting a place-based oral history project for her thesis about the Winooski intervale, Kate worked with the Vermont Historical Society, collecting interviews for the Vermont 70s Project

.  She believes in the power and possibility of storytelling.

Check out one of her stories, below.

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Next steps:

  1. Register online for the workshop
  2. Determine which story you’re planning on telling first!
  3. Spread the word!

Pinch us.

The final piece of our studio build was installed yesterday–the counter. It is new, it is shiny, it is custom made to ensure the studio is accessible, comfortable, and fits all the gear radio makers will need to broadcast!

What’s next?

We finish our first round of programmer training (yup, we have had 25+ folks getting trained up on station basics, the art of radio, and next, the studio tech). We will have these folks be our first “beta” schedule as we stream online later this fall.

Then what?

Hot on the heels of getting online, we will raise a broadcast tower and pump out 100 watts of broadcast quality content to all of Burlington (and then some).

Can I still become a programmer?

Yup! We are always taking new apps, but you will have to wait till our next round of new programmer training (likely early in 2017) before you can join our first crew of programmers.

What can make this move faster?

Your time.

Your donations.

I still have questions…

We have answers.