On Wednesday, July 15, sixteen radio leaders from Burlington, each part of the working groups of WBTV-LP over the last many months, gathered for our first WBTV-LP all station meeting. We discussed which direction to take WBTV-LP for the station building phase.
Do we become totally autonomous as a station? Do we work on a hybrid model, partnering between the community and VCAM and RETN? Do we make the station a program of VCAM and RETN?
There are pros and cons to each direction. Over the course of three hours, this group of locals vetted each option and narrowed down to either hybrid or program model. We will work over the next month to further vet these two options and then gather again to pick one.
These are pivotal decisions that will frame how we move forward with fundraising, programming, and station governance. Is this the level of station involvement you want to get involved in? Now is the time! Email llu[at]vermontcam.org to get up to speed and join the station building process.
We want to hear from you as we build this radio station. What makes local radio so special? What can it add to a community’s dialog? And how do YOU want to get involved?
May 27 at 5:30pm, join us at the VCAM studios on Flynn Ave in Burlington and make your voice heard. Make plans to get involved!