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Meet Patrick Green Beans, Host of Winter Light Summer Heat on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Patrick Green Beans, host of Winter Light, Summer Heat.  His program focuses on psychedelic rock and folk music.

Q: What is your show?

A: It is a music program on every week that puts a spotlight on psychedelic rock and contemporary folk.  I think what sets my show apart from other shows is that its playing genres that aren’t really represented on other stations.  What I focus on is not exactly the most popular types of music currently. I also put a big emphasis on trying to play music that isn’t just from the United States or the English speaking world, but trying to get different voices.  Ones that you don’t usually hear on a commercial radio station.

Q: What is different about WBTV-LP?

A: To me, WBTV-LP is different than other stations because it has a real focus on community and education.  It gives the opportunity for people to come in and learn a technical skill, how to run a radio station, as well as the exercise of putting a show together every week.  I think this focus on community is giving a lot of people an opportunity they would not have otherwise, as well as new opportunity for listeners to hear something different.  To hear voices that aren’t really represented, it adds a diversity that wouldn’t necessarily be there without public access stations like WBTV-LP.

Listen to Winter Light Summer Heat every Wednesday 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.

Meet Adam Rabin, Host of Vermont Favorites on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Adam Rabin, host of Vermont Favorites on 99.3 WBTV-LP.  With experience in the broadcast field, Adam talks about what makes WBTV-LP the right station for him and his show.  Vermont Favorites is a talk show where Adam interviews local artists for an hour.

Q: What do you like about WBTV-LP?

A: What I really like about 99.3 WBTV-LP is that it is a community station, anyone can come in and be a part of something that we can all share.  I find the radio station very welcoming, the staff and volunteers here. It’s something to be a part of, not just for my show but also for the other people that help out behind the scenes.  It’s a great way to meet more artists, DJs, musicians, music fans, and talk fans in and around Burlington, Vermont.

 

Q: Is there anything you are learning at WBTV-LP?

A: This is my first experience working at a radio station.  I’ve worked behind the scenes at TV stations in the past, but this is the first time I’ve been the talent.  It’s been very educational for me to be the one being recorded.

 

Q: What sets WBTV-LP apart from other stations?

A: What sets 99.3 FM apart in Burlington is that it is non-commercial.  It is completely open to the community, we do not rely on advertisers. Anyone can come in with their voice and share what they have to say, their own perspectives whether it’s a musical perspective or a discussion.  Anyone can come in with their own point of view and they will be given free rein, within the FCC rules of course, to disseminate their point of view and to begin a discussion, whether it’s one way or two way, with the community at large.

 

Q: What do you do with your show?

A: What I can do with Vermont Favorites, is that since it’s an hour long discussion with one guest, or maybe two sometimes, is just how deeply we can get into talking about the artistic and creative process. To not be restricted to just have these short little soundbites or two sentence answers, but it’s a whole conversation with ebbs and flows. It’s very difficult to get that in articles or in magazine style shows where you have only a few column inches or just five minutes to talk about the entire work with the person behind these works.

 

Listen to Vermont Favorites every Friday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. and Sundays 11:00 A.M.-12:00 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 Gin Ferrara, Host of The Upside on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

With years of experience in education and local radio, Gin shares what makes 99.3 WBTV-LP the right place for her and people looking to learn about radio.  

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The Art of the Interview with Fran Stoddard on 12/18/18!

Whether you’re making a talk show or documentary for radio, TV, or film; doing an oral history, or writing a feature article; conducting an interview that yields great content from your interview subject can be challenging. Learn techniques that are tried and true for getting the most out of your interview. We’ll introduce interview techniques, present a live demo, and have lots of hands-on time to practice your new skills.

Led by Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, and host of Conversations: Relationships Across Difference (above).

The Art of the Interview with Fran Stoddard
The Media Factory Classroom
208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT 05403

Register HERE or call 802-651-9692

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 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.

Podcasting 101 with Jonathan Butler
The Media Factory Classroom
208 Flynn Avenue, Burlington, VT 05403

Register HERE or call 802-651-9692

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.