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WFHB’s Acoustic Roots Festival is this Saturday!

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WFHB  announces the seventh annual Acoustic Roots Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 17th – hosted once again by Upland Brewing Company at 350 West 11th in Bloomington. Festival gates will open at 2:30pm, with music from 3pm-11pm. WFHB’s Acoustic Roots Festival is a fundraiser for Bloomington Community Radio. The festival focuses on the rich heritage of American roots music …

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Board Minutes: April 28, 2014

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Balance Sheet: March 2014 Profit & Loss: March 2014 Budget vs. Actual To-Date Fiscal Year 2013-2014 CALL TO ORDER 7:07 p.m. ATTENDANCE OF BOARD MEMBERS Board members present: Joe Estivill, Carolyn VandeWiele, Richard Fish, Richard Reardin, Sheryl Mitchell, Matt Pierce, Maria McKinley, Cleveland Dietz Absent: Louis Malone, Pam Davidson Participating Members present: Darin Bagley, Reina Wong Staff: Alycin Bektesh REVIEW/APPROVAL OF MINUTES Motion …

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Firehouse News Spec. Ed. 1: WFHB’s 7th Annual Acoustic Roots Festival

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by Maryll Jones It’s finally April and festival season is quickly approaching. One of the first festivals of the season is WFHB’s own Acoustic Roots Festival (ARF). The ARF first began with the idea of having a signature music event that would also serve as a fundraiser for the station. Originally held on the property of the Story Inn in …

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Firehouse News Spec. Ed. 1: Board of Directors Candidates Needed!

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by Helen Harrell A couple of months ago lots of voices were heard from in reaction to the hiring process for a new WFHB General Station Manager.  This demonstration of concern seemed like a positive sign that many folks love the station and care very much about its continuation as a democratically run media force in the Bloomington community and …

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Firehouse News Spec. Ed. 1: Ahhhhhhh… Spring… Fund Drive at WFHB That Is!

by Helen Harrell If you haven’t been involved with a WFHB fund drive you just don’t know what you are missing!  Not good at asking folks for money?  You aren’t alone in that area but once you become involved in the activities at the station during a fund drive your enthusiasm will pique and it will become easier to ask …

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Firehouse News Spec. Ed. 1: It Takes a Community

by Michael Glab WFHB’s semi-annual fund drives require more than just a pitcher and a catcher. Sure, they’re fitting terms as our spring call-out for donations begins the same week that baseball opens its 2014 season. In the community radio game, the pitcher is the on-air voice who issues the call for financial gifts from our listeners; the catcher is …

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Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – March 24, 2014

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA BLOOMINGTON COMMUNITY RADIO, INC. Monday, March 24, 2014  7:00 p.m. Hooker Conference Room, #245, City Hall, 201 N. Morton St., Bloomington, IN CALL TO ORDER / ATTENDANCE OF BOARD MEMBERS  7:03 PM      All board members are present.  Quorum is obtained.   No participating members are in attendance.  Our invited guest presenter is present: Al Lyons REVIEW/APPROVAL …

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Firehouse Follies – “Fowl Experiences!”

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Firehouse Follies’ “Fowl Experiences”  with special musical guests: Small Potatoes. They are joined by storyteller Arbutus Cunningham, Art Heckman, the WFHB Gospel Gurlz, the Firehouse Rounders, and the Unusual Suspects Radio Acting Troupe for a live performance at the Ivy Tech Waldron Whikehart Auditorium. Recorded live on March 23 at 4 p.m. and broadcasted on WFHB 91.3 FM, 98.1 FM …

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News and Public Affairs Committee: March 20, 2014

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Call to Order Present: Alycin Bektesh, Sarah Ryterband, Kelly Miller, Maria McKinley, Helen Harrell Absent: Carolyn VandeWiele, Alex Lichtenstein, Cynthia Roberts-Hall News Director’s Report Democracy Now! Democracy Now! now comes in through an audio port. While broadcasting Democracy Now! is improved by this, it potentially creates an issue in transitioning from in-house segments to the program as both are played …

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Information Technology Committee (Formerly Technology Committee): March 5, 2014

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Call to Order Present: Markus Lowe, Johrdan Vicstein, Cleveland Dietz, Ronald Neely, Richard Fish 6:00 PM Improving Our Streaming Signal WFHB will switch its streaming service providers. Markus recommended we go ahead and sign up for ShoutCheap and keep our service with GoDaddy until the new stream was in place and operating. This was agreed. We will pay for two …

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