Community Media Day is an annual event that celebrates and brings awareness to the importance of free speech and accessible media for the millions of community mediamakers and citizen journalists who tell their unique stories every year. Community Media Day is officially October 20, and often aligns with Free Speech Week.
WBTV-LP transmits a chorus of community voices every day. We are incredibly grateful for the diverse experiences and stories our programmers bring to the booth. Please consider becoming a member of our station, spread the word about shows you love, and lend your support to the Media Factory.
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!
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!!
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