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!
Soon 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:
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.
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:
“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.”
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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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:
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!
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.
ott Campitelli (RETN Director)
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!
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.
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:
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
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!
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!