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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Generally Speaking

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WFHB’s Annual Meeting (June 7th, Monroe County History Center, 12:15PM) signals a time of reflection for me. It is the first anniversary of my time as general manager of the station, the first meeting following the end of WFHB’s fiscal year, and a time to look back at the year’s progress and plan for the next. I announced a number …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: WFHB Technical Engineer Report

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By Helen Harrell Institutions are contained in buildings and these structures usually have cornerstones as a designation of their beginning.  Seems that can also be true of community radio stations as WFHB has a true cornerstone in engineer, historian, original visionary and overall man of all trades Jeffrey Morris.  To say that Morris has been instrumental in not only the …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: WFHB News Department Summit to be Held in July

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By Helen Harrell The news department at WFHB is ever growing and evolving under the tutelage of WFHB Director Alycin Bektesh, and the upcoming News Summit to be held in July is no exception to her creative planning.  What’s a news summit you wonder?  While summits can of course vary in intent and purpose this one is intended to improve …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Summertime… and the Livin’ is Easy

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By Maryll Jones It’s that time of the year when the temporary residents have left Bloomington for a few months and the townies take their rightful place back on the city streets.  This brings us to one of the largest social gatherings in the area – the weekly Bloomington Farmers’ Market.  Held at the Showers Common  outside City Hall at …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Democracy and Pot Luck at WFHB’s Annual Meeting

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By Michael Glab They’re fighting for democracy in any number of hot spots on the globe, but we’ve got it right here in Bloomington. The volunteer membership of WFHB will vote on new Board of Directors members Saturday, June 7, at the station’s annual meeting. “Electing our board leadership is the most important thing you can do if you really …

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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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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: Introducing the Firehouse News

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by Michael G. Glab Welcome to the first issue of the Firehouse News. Written, compiled, and edited by volunteers with the cooperation of WFHB staffers and Board of Directors, Firehouse News brings you inside information about Bloomington’s community radio station. Firehouse News is a key component of a multi-front effort to bring transparency to our station. We’ll tie in with …

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