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Hop on down or on the air with us at Art Hop!

WBTV Share on the AirSoon it will be the magical time of the year in the South End, the SEABA Art Hop! Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 WBTV-LP will be live broadcasting from our brand new studios at the Media Factory at 208 Flynn Ave. Come learn about the station, see live radio in action, or even get interviewed on the air with one of our programmers.

More info on the party coming soon, but here is a sneak peak of our special Art Hop programming:

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Friday, September 8:
5-6p: Democracy Now
6-8p: Louie Live
8-10p: North Star Radio
 
Saturday, September 9:
10a-12p: Melo Grant
12p-2p: Ryan Dunleavy
2p-3p: Shelagh Shapiro
3p-4p: Dom the Barber
4p-5p: Noise Pollution

While you are there, enjoy the art, food and entertainment provided by our partners at RETN and VCAM. This is fun for the whole family!

Photo credit for radio painting: Raymond Logan.

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!

Rewind: Recap of the January WBTV-LP All Station Meeting

Rewind: Recap of the January WBTV-LP All Station Meeting

Held on January 7, 6-7:30 p.m.

Llu demonstrating a bench press, while starting the all station meeting.

Llu demonstrating a bench press, while starting the all station meeting.

In early January, we kicked off the new year with our first all station meeting. This was a chance for each of our working committees to report back to our growing supporting membership, to mingle with each other and to share a meal.

Each committee chair/reps gave a brief overview of their work in recent months and what is left to do to get on the air. This included:

  • Leadership Duo Team, Audrey Homan & Llu Mulvaney-Stanak
    • They noted that overall, as a community radio station connected to a public access center(s), WBTV-LP is unlike any other in the country. Nearly every other access center with a LPFM has just built a station, looking to bring community members in later as programmers. We are approaching this process with the community involved from the start–an exciting and daunting process, but one we know will help us be more successful for years to come.
    • Reviewed their charge to oversee station building process as the community & VCAM/RETN staff team; marked accomplishments; reviewed draft station building budget overview; spoke to final five months of station building and the starting of a RAC (Radio Advisory Council) made up of all committee chairs to improve communication and make key decisions toward the build.
  • Governance, Gary Lambert (chair) & Scott Campitelli
    • Spoke to their progress in drafting a station manual, including station policy, governance process, station staffing and other documents for station management. They referenced a variety of other community station resources to create this on going very rough draft. They are seeking membership feedback on the document via this google doc.
    • To be part of this group, email Gary.
  • Fundraising, Amanda Gustafson & Paddy Regan (reps)
    • Paddy and the station's second four-legged radio builder.

      Paddy and the station’s second four-legged radio builder.

      Celebrated well passing our end of year goal of $993 ($1,200 and counting from 40 individual donors); presented a diverse fundraising strategy to reach our $25-35,000 to be on-air by late May, including a major donor/sponsor campaign, underwriting, studio naming rights, events, and direct one-time capital funding support from VCAM & RETN; and how future fundraising will continue for sustaining the station. They also asked kindly if everyone who has not yet become a new supporting member of the station, donate today. Please help spread the word about all that is happening at WBTV-LP!

    • To join this group, email Llu.
  • Outreach, Joanna Thomas (chair)
    • Jo presenting outreach updates.

      Jo presenting outreach updates.

      Shared their efforts thus far including launching the WBTV-LP Education efforts, the latest version of our website, social media, making radio shorts, a monthly newsletter, tabling at community events, and more. They will continue to do all this, including assisting with a call for programmers this spring.

    • To join this group, email Jo.
  • PEG Directors, Seth Mobley (VCAM Director) and Sc
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    Seth and Kate at the all station meeting.

    ott Campitelli (RETN Director)

    • Seth spoke to VCAM’s support thus far with staffing and fundraising efforts from the last few years. They are committed to providing $15,000 as one-time capital funding to help build the station.
    • Scott spoke to RETN’s budget process (in mode now) and will let folks know about what they can contribute soon.
    • Together, VCAM & RETN will provide space for the WBTV-LP studio (being built as part of the media factor space at their facilities) and space for WBTV-LP education efforts.
  • Programming, Ari Erlbaum (chair) and Bill Simmon
  • and Tech, Bill Simmon (chair)
    • They are focused on antenna placement and are exploring a possible downtown location. Placing the antenna at RETN/VCAM is the back up plan. After the site is confirmed, permitting, engineering, and tech research on studio gear is next.
    • To join this group, email Bill.

Want to hear the full raw audio of the meeting? We recorded it!

Questions? Email Llu@vermontcam.org.

Not on the WBTV-LP membership and want to be? Sign up!

WBTV-LP February Audio Classes

February Media Education with WBTV-LP, Burlington:

  • The Art of Radio Documentary 1 –Intro to Storytelling \ Monday, February 1, 5:30-7 p.m. (suggested donation of $25)
  • The Art of Radio Documentary 2–Audio Editing \ Wednesday, February 17, 5:30-7 p.m. (suggested donation of $25)
  • Make Non-Profit PSAs that Rock with Audrey & DJ Llu \ Tuesday, February 23, 3-5p.m. (suggested donation of $25)
  • The Art of Radio Documentary 3–Putting it All Together \ Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-7 p.m. (suggested donation of $25)
  • WBTV-LP Unplugged with Dom Berrini of WRUV’s Exposure Show \ Thursday, February 25, 6-7 p.m. (free)
  • WBTV-LP’s Burlington Radio Mingles \ Mondays, February 8 & 22 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30p.m. (free, public drop-in)

All classes and workshops are held at the RETN & VCAM Media Factory education space located at 208 Flynn Ave. Suite 2-G. Prior membership with RETN or VCAM is not required, but is encouraged, as you can use their media-making gear and editing programs to further your learning and work.

The Art of Radio Documentary 1,2, and 3 – Tuesdays, February 1, 17 and 23, 5:30-7 p.m.

Led by WBTV-LP Programming Chair Ari Erlbaum, this series of three workshops this month will teach you the process of creating a radio documentary piece! More details coming soon! Come for one or all three of the sessions to focus on storytelling (1st), audio editing (2nd), and/or putting it all together (3rd).

Size: 1 or more students l Duration: 1.5 hours

A suggested donation of $25 is asked for each session to help fund the WBTV-LP, Burlington radio station project. VCAM membership is NOT required, these are open to the public and any age, and donation can be paid at time of workshop in cash or check or pay by credit card by registering here.

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Make Non-Profit PSAs that Rock with Audrey & DJ Llu \ Tuesday, February 23, 3-5p.m.

PSAs are still the most powerful way for you to tell the story of your cause, issue, or non-profit. Make it easy for local radio to play it by giving them a PSA that you make. This workshops will teach you:

  • the hands-on skills of writing, recording, and editing a PSA;
  • one-on-one support for learning Garageband (the audio program);
  • and group feedback on how to make it really stand out.
  • Plus, we will teach you where else your PSA can be heard beyond regular radio.

This is a GREAT workshop for local non-profits-held during a work day, right in Burlington!

This two-hour workshop will be offered Tuesday, February 23, 3-5 p.m. at VCAM/RETN’s new Media Factory space at 208 Flynn Ave.

Facilities, Materials, and Payment:

Macs are available for use during the workshop or we recommend that you bring your own (with Garageband already installed of course).

Open to the public and sliding scale of $25 requested to help fund the WBTV-LP, Burlington radio project.

VCAM membership is NOT required and donation can be paid at time of workshop in cash or check or pay by credit card online. Register here.

Size: 6 students l Duration: 2 hours

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WBTV-LP Unplugged with Dom Berrini of WRUV’s Exposure Show \ Thursday, February 25, 6-7 p.m.

Ever seen radio made live? Well now you can! Come to our take of MTV’s Unplugged series, but with local radio-makers and creative types being interviewed by WBTV-LP leaders in front of an audience. These are intimate settings, where you can interact with the guest and others to explore the creative process behind some of the coolest media projects in Vermont.

Hosted in the RETN & VCAM Media Factory space at 208 Flynn Ave. suite 2-G, these are events are free and open to the public!

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WBTV-LP’s Burlington Radio Mingles \ Mondays, February 8 & 22 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30p.m.

Are you a radio person – on the air at a local station or a listener? Looking to connect with other radio “people?” and talk radio, get involved in the WBTV-LP, Burlington station building process, and more? These free, drop-in mingles are for you!

99.3FM, WBTV LP Talk Radio To Me Series -DJ Llu

99.3FM, WBTV LP Talk Radio To Me Series -DJ Llu
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With nearly 25 years of making music radio programs under their belt, DJ Llu is revealing how they craft their show. Llu has done a weekly show of new music and scoured finds from the web on WRUV-FM Burlington for over ten years and did shows on 99.9 the Buzz, WIUV, Castleton, WGDR, Plainfield (and many more Vermont radio stations) for many years before that. What makes a music show interesting for listeners? How can you mix and max genres without creating a train wreck? What are creative ways to get out of a rut for your shows? Llu will share their process and craft!

Speaker: DJ Llu, aka Llu Mulvaney-Stanak. Llu is VCAM’s Outreach and Development Manager, co-lead organizer for the 99.3FM, WBTV-LP radio project, and long-time Vermont radio and club DJ. Learn more about DJ Llu.

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