Hello from WBTV-LP’s Radio Advisory Group (RAC).
Now that we launched (softly) on the air this month, there is a whole lot of radio-making and station moving and shaking going on! Each month, the co-chairs (myself, DJ Llu) and/or Bill Simmon (VCAM’s Director of Media Services) will write a brief update on what the RAC is up to and what’s next for WBTV-LP. So, here is our first one as we end September.
All WBTV-LP RAC meetings are open to the public and occur (generally) the second Monday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. at 208 Flynn Ave (the Media Factory and home of the WBTV-LP studio, RETN, and VCAM).
Note: the October RAC meeting is on a different day due to scheduling issues: Monday, October 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
You can read all past RAC meeting minutes on our website here.
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.
For the last three years, WBTV-LP radio makers have teamed up to take part in the annual KCRW Independent Producers Project Radio Race. Hundreds of teams compete from all over the world for 24 hours of radio making. The assignment? Make a 4 minute non-fiction radio piece based on a surprise theme. Listen to our 2015 and 2016 entries.
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After 6 months of beta streaming with a handful of our first ever programmers, we doubled our ranks with our summer recruits (and more coming soon) to launch our new schedule this month!
Tune in live to hear:
You have all been so patient through this long station-building process. We are so stoked to soft launch the station this month with a handful of our first shows which will be a way for us to test the station out, train new programmers, and start streaming online for listeners.
Check out the new FIRST schedule that starts Sunday, December 4 and will be live to tape (for rebroadcast as we get programming filled up). The actual live stream of live shows is coming very, very soon! Stay locked to our social media and this website for the live streaming link (coming very soon).