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Art Hop with WBTV-LP!

The Media Factory is the proud home of one of the largest exhibitions of visual art as part of the 27th annual South End Art Hop, a signature event celebrating art, food, and culture in our neighborhood.

Join us for the opening reception Friday, September 6th from 5:30 to 10:00pm and Saturday, September 7th from 10:00pm-5:00pm with Media Factory Orientation at 11:00am and VR demo from 12:00-2:00pm.

Meet the artists, enjoy some snacks, tour the Media Factory, chat with WBTV-LP DJs, and check out our new VR gear demo, featuring a 360 degree video of Hannah Dennison’s The Quarry Project, a site-specific dance/theatre piece being created for the Wells Lamson quarry, one of the oldest, deepest granite quarries in the country.

Louie Live and North Star Radio will be live in the booth on Friday night and Disney Bound Radio will be live on Saturday afternoon. Tune in while you Hop along with us!!

WBTV-LP at Summervale!!

The Media Factory rolled the van out to Summervale on August 15th and had a blast!

Melo Grant did a wonderful remote broadcast of the Cultural Bunker, joined on the mic by Engineer Phil from STEAM Lab. This kind of cross pollination between programmers is a beautiful thing to see.

Phil captured great interviews, station IDs, and impressions from a vibrant, engaged group of vendors and guests on a gorgeous Summer evening in Burlington. Stay tuned for a special Voices from Summervale edition of WBTV-LP Presents, coming soon!

Special thanks to Station Manager Jess Wilson and Endless Head Nod programmer Nich Kramer for their help and technical support.

There is only one more Summervale event this season! For information, please visit intervale.org/summervale

Radio Makers Club on September 17, 2019!

Editing with Audacity? Scheduling guests? Producing a podcast? Crafting audio stories? Content creation can be challenging. Luckily, the community at WBTV-LP is here to support you!

Launched this July by 99.3 FM programmer Grace Pfeil, the Radio Makers Club is a place to get support and talk about your ideas for current/future audio projects. The club meets monthly in the classroom at the Media Factory.

At the Radio Makers Club you can get support from other like minded folks in the community, share resources and feedback on ideas. An informal meeting of people who are interested in producing radio content. No prior knowledge of audio production required!

The next meeting is on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00pm
For more information and to RSVP, visit our Meetup page.

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The Power of Radio: A Programmer’s Perspective

Working at WBTV-LP as a programmer in the past 6 months has been such a positive experience for me as an artist.

Before I was given my training in the radio studio, I was going through a challenging phase where I felt like the tools I needed for self-expression were out of my reach financially.

I was so surprised and excited to see what the Media Factory was prepared to offer me, in terms of both training and hardware, not to mention a community framework to operate in. But the real surprise was how my radio show helped me discover a new side of myself and my artistic identity.

In the training leading up to being a radio programmer, we were encouraged to think deeply about ourselves and our place in the Burlington – to try to figure out what story we were trying to tell. Just engaging this exercise had lead me down a new chapter in my artistic work, using deejaying and music to explore the nature of oppression and freedom in our own community.

Radio is my voice in a society where repression and marginalization are on the rise.

DJ Wat Tyler, At Daggers Drawn Radio, Thursdays 8pm-10pm