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Meet Skeeter, Host of The Quiet Storm on 99.3 WBTV-LP!

Meet Skeeter, host of The Quiet Storm on 99.3 WBTV-LP.  The Quiet Storm is a smooth jazz and R&B program, here Skeeter discusses how it came to be.


Q: How did your show start?

A: I started the program over 20 years ago over at WGDR, the Goddard College station in Plainfield.  For most of its history, it was a locally produced program geared to a local audience in central Vermont.  Then, by 2009, I noticed that smooth jazz as a music format was disappearing from commercial radio airwaves.  I also knew there was a very fierce, loyal fanbase for that type of music. For 3 years, in addition to my gig at WGDR, I was also an overnight DJ on the weekend at The Point FM.  The program director at The Point back in 1998, happened to be listening to The Quiet Storm on WDGR and within a week I got an email inviting me to audition. That experience in commercial radio taught me a lot and gave me insight to develop my show into what it is now.


Q: What was the inspiration for The Quiet Storm?

A: I had lived in the San Francisco area for 12 years before I moved to Vermont.  During the time that I lived there I found myself, as a listener, switching back and forth between two stations.  One was an all smooth jazz station and a 24 hour quiet storm R&B format. So when I created The Quiet Storm in 1998, I did it more or less to pay homage to those two stations.  It’s a 50/50 mix of smooth jazz and R&B. I present it in a style of triple A; album, adult, alternative.


Listen to The Quiet Storm Tuesdays from 8:00-10:00 P.M. on 99.3 WBTV-LP, or online at

Join Us for Media Factory Community Night at Bluebird BBQ!

Come out and enjoy an evening of local barbecue (vegetarian options available) to benefit the Media Factory! If thirty people dine at the Bluebird on Wednesday, December 12th from 4:30pm to 9:30pm (and mention Community Night) – the restaurant will donate 10% of the evening’s receipts to the Media Factory. This is a great opportunity to raise the visibility of the Media Factory and WBTV-LP will directly benefit from funds raised.

Support the Media Factory by making a reservation at Bluebird Barbecue!

Book Your Table:

What: Media Factory Community Night
When: Wednesday December 12, 2018
4:30-9:30 pm
Where: Bluebird Barbecue
317 Riverside Avenue
Burlington, VT

Tune In to WBTV-LP for Election Night Coverage!

Want the latest information on our state elections? Tune in to WBTV-LP for election coverage on the big night!

On Tuesday, November 6th, WBTV-LP is teaming up with Channel 17 Town Meeting Television to provide local and Vermont election coverage.

Join hosts Diane Meyerhoff and Shay Totten at 7:30pm for local and statewide election results, analysis, and community reaction.

At 9:30pm, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now takes over the WBTV airwaves to provide the latest on national House and Senate races.

Make 99.3 WBTV-LP your source for election coverage on Tuesday, November 6th beginning at 7:30pm.

To listen now, hit the play button at the bottom of the page.

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.