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Audio Story Feedback Session- 10/21, 7pm

Hi all!

Ari here. (I feel like I need a cool radio code name. Suggestions welcome).

On October 21st I’m going to be hosting a participatory workshop that I’m incredibly excited for. It’s a group audio feedback session. We’re putting the community back in community radio making! Having a community of radio people looking at your stories makes your work so much better. When you’re so deep inside your piece that you’re going stir crazy, a group can remind you what’s interesting about it in the first place. It also makes it a lot more fun!


These were the folks I bounced all my pieces and ideas off of.

I spent an intensive semester learning about radio documentary storytelling, and having my classmates around made all the difference.

This group will happen every month. You can shepherd an audio piece from start to finish with the feedback of the group.

There will also be space to ask questions about the process. I’m excited to share what I can about everything from gear, to making the piece a compelling narrative, to editing sound levels.

Donations are hugely appreciated, but if you can’t or don’t want to swing that for any reason, I promise absolutely no guilt (Llu might guilt you, though). Snacks are also welcome if you feel inspired.

Here’s the details:


Audio Story Feedback Session, Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m.

This is an opportunity to get productive, judgement-free group feedback on any audio pieces you’re working on. Bring in anything from a tiny germ of an idea to a nearly finished cut of the audio, and anything in between. “But what if I’m not working on a piece?” I hear you ask. That’s totally fine. Come anyways, this is a great way to learn more about radio making. Total beginners welcome.

Ari spent an entire semester this spring learning all the dark secrets of narrative radio. He’s a super geek about editing, story structure, and sound. He’s excited to hear and help develop your documentary stories, character portraits, audio fiction, soundscapes, or whatsoever you come up with.

Facilities, Materials, Payment and Registration:

Held in VCAM’s main space. Participants are asked to make a $5 donation toward the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP radio building project.

Size: Drop-in! l Duration: 1.5 hours

Get better at interviews and social media.

We have two great workshops coming up next week, both supporting the WBTV-LP radio building effort. Please register if interested and help us #signalboost by putting it out to anyone you think may be interested!

Also, the next few WBTV-LP committee meetings are:

  • Thursday, September, 24 5-8 p.m. :: Station Leadership Planning Meeting :: Contact: Joanna Thomas <>
  • Thursday, October 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. :: WBTV Outreach Group :: Contact: Audrey <>
  • Monday, October 12, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. :: Fundraising Crew :: Contact:
  • Programming Group :: Contact Ar at

Tech Group :: Contact

More info always at

DJ Llu
484367_10150887204715875_1989371131_nThe Art of the Interview
Wednesday, September 28, 5:30-7p.m.

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. Making your subjects both comfortable and engaged, especially when there are microphones, cameras, and even lights pointed at them, is difficult under even the best circumstances. What are some techniques that are tried and true for getting the most out of your interview? The workshop will include both discussion and demonstrations, as well as hands-on interviewing.

This workshop will teach you:

Interview methods that have worked and some best practices for interviewers
Technical aspects, such as mic placement and picture composition
How to “listen like an editor”
Facilities, Materials, Payment and Registration:

This 90 minute workshop will be offered Monday, September 28 at the VCAM studio and there is a suggested donation of $25 (sliding scale) asked per participant to help fund the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP radio project. You can register and pay securely online here or call VCAM at 802-651-9692 and pay by cash or check at the workshop.

Instructors: Bill Simmon and Kate Blofson

Size: 4-10 students l Duration: 1.5 hours


twitter-jokeStand Out in Social Media
Wednesday, September 30, 5:30-7p.m.

In just under two hours you will learn the art of the storytelling that makes social media management really #StandOut. Led by VCAM’s Development & Outreach Manager, Llu Mulvaney-Stanak [@djllu], this workshop will go beyond the basics and focus on the how to create personality [no matter your social media network] and a sense of value of what you share with your followers. This is a great workshop for an outreach staffer from a non-profit or business or individuals looking to create a better brand for their projects.

This workshop will teach you:

How to create content that is of interest to your followers.
A number of new social media tools & tricks.
To be excited to flip your social media strategy.
This 1 1/2 hour workshop will be offered Wednesday, September 30 at the VCAM studios and there is a suggested donation of $25 (sliding scale) asked per participant to help fund the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP radio project. You can register and pay securely online hereor call the VCAM studio at 651-9692 and pay by cash or check at the workshop.

Facilities, Materials, Payment and Registration:

Participants should bring a laptop or tablet to best participate, laptops are available to use during te workshop by advanced request.

Size: 3-10 students l Duration: 1.5 hours

Instructor: Llu Mulvaney-Stanak. Llu has been managing social media for organizations, political campaigns, and Llu’s own DJ & consulting business since Facebook went public. Bringing nearly two decades of professional marketing, multi-media, and outreach experience to media education teaching, Llu uses a mix of humor and cat memes to help participants find their groove on social media.