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WBTV-LP’s #RaiseOurAntenna Summer Campaign

WBTV-LP’s #RaiseOurAntenna Campaign

WBTV Raise the Antenna.jpgThis summer, 99.3FM, WBTV-LP is building our broadcast studio, recruiting and training volunteers, and launching “softly” online to give the station a test drive and work out the bugs. We are so excited for you to stream the station this summer, but our real goal is to start broadcasting on your radios by this fall and to do this, we need your help! This is our

Our #RaiseOurAntenna summer campaign is launching on Tuesday, June 7–Vermont Gives, the very first statewide giving day! We hope to set a crowd funding challenge to the community to help fund the key technical gear to get us “on the air”–a transmitter and a broadcast antenna. RETN & VCAM, two of Burlington’s community media centers, have been partnering with the WBTV-LP community leaders to for the last few years to help provide resources to the station in the form of space for the studio, staff support, and more.

To help inspire giving, RETN & VCAM will match every dollar raised for this campaign.

You give a buck? They give one too. Awesome, right?
Together, we need to raise $7,000 to buy the gear, install it, and flip the switch.

Are you up for the challenge? DONATE NOW!

Please give what you can and then pass the word on to your friends!

Thank you so much!

The growing WBTV-LP community



This holiday season, $9.93 bucks makes you a founding supporting member.

Less than 10 bucks can make you one of the elite squad of founding supporting members of 99.3FM, WBTV-LP this holiday season.

Just imagine seeing YOUR NAME listed among the local radio rock stars who are helping to make this station a reality in 2016! Our goal is to raise $993 by the end of 2015 to help us really kick start our station building fundraising in the new year. A supporting membership makes a rad gift for a loved one or a cool thing to brag about on social media.

Ready to donate $9.93? Do. It. Now. Feel. Good. Forever!

Thank you for investing early in this awesome new community radio station for Burlington, VT.

99.3FM, WBTV-LP’s Arts Riot Super Supper Presentation


99.3FM, WBTV-LP’s Arts Riot Super Supper Presentation – September 2015

In 2016, we will build WBTV-LP, a community run and supported Burlington radio station. We will teach radio-makers how to make engaging broadcasts that foster the exchange of ideas and culture between listeners and programmers. Radio is an accessible media format, that when focused locally, can transform the local dialogue.

Scott Campitelli & Tiff Lee are two of the dozen local Vermonters building the station together over the next 9-months.

Learn more and joint them at

Add Your Voice!

Elton John listening to community radio.

Elton John listening to community radio.

The 99.3FM, WBTV-LP station building project is an Arts Riot Super Supper finalist next week on Thursday, September 10, 5pm-8pm. You can attend and take part for just $10 (dinner included!).

Two of our radio building leaders, Tiff Lee and Scott Campitelli, will present a 5 minute pitch to the audience, who will vote at the end of the night on which finalist’s project they want to fund. We want to add YOUR voice to the presentation in a short, creative radio piece!

All you have to do is record yourself answering one (or more) of the following radio questions. Be as brief as possible!

  • I listen to community radio because…
  • I make community radio because…
  • Community radio provides the local community with…[what commercial radio doesn’t?]
  • I listen to the radio when I am…
  • Radio is my favorite kind of media because…

Then email it as a MP3 it to by Friday, September 4th at noon.

Ways to easily record:

  • Use your smart phone and record a voice memo. Then, email that file to Llu or download it off your device, onto a computer and email from there. A MP3 format is best, but we will try any audio wave file.
  • Record it straight to your computer (on computer mic is fine) and record it into GarageBand, another audio editing program, or even directly (for free) to soundcloud. Then, file share with Llu.
  • Don’t have any of those means? Contact Llu to stop by VCAM this week to record your answer or leave a voice message with Llu to record your answer. Email Llu for more info!

WBTV-LP’s a Finalist! Arts Riot Super Supper

super-supper-logoGreat Scott! 99.3FM, WBTV-LP, the new low-power community radio station we are building with the community andRETN next year, is a finalist for the Arts Riot Super Supper on Thursday, September 10 [aka SEABA Art Hop Eve].

What is a Super Supper?

Think of it as an in person, live crowd funding event meets a TED Talk. The audience pays $10 at the door, gets free dinner, schmoozes with the presenters, and then listens to the series of 5 minute presentations where each group shares their social impact project. After eating, people vote, and the winner receives the funds from the night. Pretty rad, right?

Why is WBTV-LP a finalist?

Well, we think our vision of a new low-power community radio station – one that teaches the art of radio, puts creative projects, live broadcasts local events, and otherwise enriches the local airwaves – is exciting! Apparently the Arts Riot folks did too. We were picked from a bunch of community movers and shakers who applied. We get just 5 minutes to make our case for why this station is an important new piece of the local community media landscape. Please come hear our pitch (and all the rest of the finalists) and vote on who you like best at the end of the night.

Awesome, give me the details! 

Get your tickets here.

RSVP on Facebook.

More info on the supper.

Invite your friends and family to come learn about all the cool projects happening in and around Burlington!

Thanks to Arts Riot for destroying apathy and funding community social endeavors.