In addition to co-hosting Top Five Live (Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm) on 99.3 FM, Daniel volunteers several hours each and every week to help program our WBTV-LP schedule. Our community radio station relies on member volunteers to flourish. Daniel’s investment of time and energy is a huge asset to us that we deeply appreciate.
Thank you, Daniel!
On June 23rd, Rik Palieri & Jason Baker hosted “A Tribute to Pete Seeger from Clearwater Friends” for a special episode of Folk Talk with Rik Palieri and it was simply amazing. Along with the absolutely beautiful music, it was impressive to witness this wonderful group of eight musicians playing a full, live show in our little booth!
Rick & Donna Nestler, Mel & Vinnie, Dan & Faith, Rik Palieri, Jason Baker in the WBTV-LP studio
Another Art Hop over, more awesomeness to come! Shout out to our WBTV-LP volunteers Tisha, Will, Phillip (with bonus Shelagh!), and Richard, for recording IDs, talking with visitors, and generally being amazing ambassadors for our station. Very special thanks to Melo for doing North Star Radio Cultural Bunker-style!
Meet Katherine Stamper, host of Present Time on 99.3 WBTV-LP. Katherine interviews people with interesting or unusual stories, talking about important local issues.
Q: What sets your show a part from similar interview shows?
A: What sets my show apart from other similar interview shows, is that I’m very intentional in trying to bring those less represented in our society to the microphone. So I like to interview people with interesting stories; I’ve brought in a lot of refugee folks, people representative of nonprofit organizations doing some really important work. Vermont is this bucolic, beautiful state and with all that beauty there are still people struggling with some pretty significant human services related issues. It’s giving voice to those who we might not otherwise hear.
Q: How do you chose the music for your show?
A: The music that I play tends to be music from film, simply because I love film. There’s no necessary connection, I just try to give people some good music to listen to before the interview starts.
Q: What do you like about WBTV-LP?
A: I think what sets WBTV-LP apart from other radio stations is that the content is created locally. We are not beholden to advertisers and there’s an amazing diversity of voices that are brought to the microphone here.
Q: How did you come about broadcasting from WBTV-LP?
A: I broadcast from WBTV-LP because a friend of mine told me about this opportunity and I am a mid-career, nonprofit professional and I thought, “Why not try something new?” Being on radio sounded exciting and it also sounded terrifying. It’s ended up being a really amazing experience and it’s right here in Burlington with this wonderful facility and wonderful resources.
Listen to Present Time every other Friday from 9:15-11:00A.M. on 99.3FM WBTV-LP, or online at 993wbtv.org.
99.3 FM WBTV-LP is your community radio station. Please consider making a gift via our website at https://993wbtv.org/donate/ or mailing a check to 99.3 FM WBTV-LP, 208 Flynn Ave., Suite 2G, Burlington VT 05401.
For me, the concept of better together begins close to home with my radio show on WBTV-LP.
It’s how I choose to connect and get involved with the community. And like so many other community-focused organizations, this radio station affords the public opportunities that simply do not exist elsewhere.
Everyone on the air at WBTV-LP has a story for why they were drawn to community radio, for me it was tied to a need to be involved with the people around me, a lifelong interest in music and a desire to share that music. I remember tuning into my favorite WBTV-LP DJs every week while waiting desperately for my schedule to clear up so I could commit to a slot and join them. After a year and a half, I was finally available and signed up. Now I maintain a weekly music show wherein I aim to fill a gap left by commercial stations.
A huge feature of community radio is that the learning experience never ends. After getting a handle on the basics, one is able to experiment and fine tune so one can always improve on what they did the week before. Because of this, WBTV-LP’s output is always getting better. DJs stay energized by learning new techniques and finding new content, whether it be interview subjects, discussion topics the community is invested in or diverse music for the listeners. The community and learning environment of WBTV-LP provides so many with the freedom to explore radio in a way that allows the process and the programming to stay exciting while keeping everyone involved.
As your community radio station, 99.3 FM WBTV-LP is working to make better radio and a better, more connected community. With your support, our programming will continue to represent the best our diverse community has to offer.
Because WBTV-LP’s programming is community made, it creates content the community is interested in with all of the ideas, cultures and passions that represent that very community. Contributors can feel proud that they are giving so many the opportunity to learn the skills needed to create a successful show on a dedicated station. That new knowledge, in turn, generates free programming diverse enough to fulfill the needs and catch the ear of the Media Factory community, and thanks to live streaming on 993wbtv.org, individuals the world over.
Thank you for your support of community radio!
WBTV-LP Programmer, “Winter Light, Summer Heat”
Wednesdays from 6-8 on 99.3 WBTV-LP