Category Archive Radio Makers

Our New Schedule: Featuring Democracy Now & Tons of Local Live Shows

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:

  • Democracy Now! (yes, really, the syndicated, live daily show with Amy Goodman!) (Monday-Friday)
  • Scene Not Heard w/ Paddy Regan – community engagement and development through the arts with music (Mondays)
  • Write the Book w/ Shelagh Shapiro – Radio for curious readers & writers (Mondays)
  • On Beat w/ DJ Live – all things electronic music
  • Breakfast w/ Bobby Bagels  & Danny Donuts- Tunes to get your day going (Tuesdays)
  • The Mix Tape w/ DJ Llu and DJ Sacramento – Making a live mix tape on air based on a theme (Tuesdays)
  • Accelerate and Intensify w/ Leif – A noisy music and mutations show (Wednesdays)
  • Stories from the Wolf Den w/ the Wolf Man – Stories from the blind & visually impaired community (Thursdays)
  • Blue Suede Rock w/ Stone Hill – The roots of rock & roll (Thursdays)
  • The Righteous Groove w/ Melo Grant – hip-hop, soul & funk (Thursday)
  • Two Kinds of Roads w/ Ben Wiggins – Real rock! (Thursdays)
  • Present Time – Voices of Home & Other Tunes (Fridays)
  • Rockin Bob’s Radio Show w/ Rockin Bob – Rock and oldies music (Fridays)
  • VT Film Essentials w/David Metzger and Lincoln L. Hayes – Classic cinema reviews and conversations (Fridays)
  • North Star Radio w/ P. Alimony – an urban showcase
  • The Other 80s w/ Marty McFly – odd ball deeper 80s cuts (Saturdays)
  • The First Barber on Mars w/ Dom the Barber – Songs and stories about space & beyond (Sundays)
  • Emoji Pop w/ Emoji Nightmare – all things pop (Sundays)

Find the air times and more info on each show.

Tune in! Yes, really.

You have all been so patient through this long station-building process. We are so stoked to soft laimg_0147unch 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).

Pinch us.

The final piece of our studio build was installed yesterday–the counter. It is new, it is shiny, it is custom made to ensure the studio is accessible, comfortable, and fits all the gear radio makers will need to broadcast!

What’s next?

We finish our first round of programmer training (yup, we have had 25+ folks getting trained up on station basics, the art of radio, and next, the studio tech). We will have these folks be our first “beta” schedule as we stream online later this fall.

Then what?

Hot on the heels of getting online, we will raise a broadcast tower and pump out 100 watts of broadcast quality content to all of Burlington (and then some).

Can I still become a programmer?

Yup! We are always taking new apps, but you will have to wait till our next round of new programmer training (likely early in 2017) before you can join our first crew of programmers.

What can make this move faster?

Your time.

Your donations.

I still have questions…

We have answers.


WBTV Unplugged: Aly Perry

WBTV-LP launched our radio makers interview series, WBTV Unplugged a few months back and we have our second episode ready for you. The format is radio makers interviewing radio makers. In this episode hear Aly Perry from WRUV’s Soundsmith Radio!

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WBTV Unplugged: Dom Berrini

In late spring, WBTV-LP launched our radio makers interview series, WBTV Unplugged. A chance for radio makers to interview radio makers. Wow, we had no idea what kind of cool content we would get from these. You need to listen! Up first, Dom Berrini, long-time host of WRUV’s Exposure.

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