WVEW-LP

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WVEW-LP
WVEW-LP logo.jpg
City of license Brattleboro, Vermont
Slogan Brattleboro Community Radio
Frequency 107.7 MHz
First air date September 1st, 2006
Format Community Radio
ERP 100 watts
HAAT -82 meters
Class L1
Facility ID 134542
Transmitter coordinates 42°51′9.00″N 72°33′33.00″W / 42.8525000°N 72.5591667°W / 42.8525000; -72.5591667
Webcast Listen Live,
Listen Live
Website wvew.org

WVEW-LP (107.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Vermont Earth Works. The license to operate the station is currently held by Vermont Earth Works.[1][2] The broadcast radius is from 3 to 5 miles (4.8 to 8.0 km). There are 56 volunteers on the staff.[3]

History[edit]

In July 1998, a group of local citizens began broadcasting at less than one watt of power. Over the next 7 years that station, known as Radio Free Brattleboro (RFB), grew to 10 watts of power and became an important resource for its community. RFB was licensed to broadcast by its community - but not by the Federal Communications Commission. Vermont Earth Works is a 501c3 educational non-profit organization. It filed for one of the new 100 watt Low Power FM licenses during a five-day window in June 2001.

On March 3, 2005, Vermont Earth Works was granted a permit to construct a 100 watt LPFM radio station to serve the Brattleboro community. After years of patient waiting, a chance had finally been given to provide Brattleboro with its own licensed, non-commercial, independent, community access radio station. Over the next year and a half, station volunteers held meetings and created committee and governance structures. Work on the studio space began. Equipment was ordered and installed. A year and a half later on August 25, 2006, WVEW began testing its broadcast signal.

On August 29, the FCC changed WVEW's construction permit into a license; on September 1, 2006 at 5 pm, the station had its official broadcast debut.

A fire at the historic Brooks House in Brattleboro on April 18, 2011, destroyed the station's studios and transmitter, forcing the station off the air. Broadcasts resumed from WVEW-lp's new studios in the historic Hooker-Dunham building on April 10th, 2012. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVEW-LP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WVEW-LP Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ Hallenbeck, Brent (20 May 2010). "Voice of the People". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1D. 
  4. ^ http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/04/vermont-community-radio-station-victim-of-fire.html Vermont Community Radio Station Victim Of Fire

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