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WCOM School Board Presentastion


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WCOM School Board Presentastion

  1. 1. Who Are We ?
  2. 2. WCOM-LPFM 103.5 Your voice in the community.. .
  3. 3. Our current downtown broadcast studio: <ul><li>Broadcasting began September, 2004, under an FCC &quot;low power&quot; 100 watt license. Today our program schedule includes 74 locally produced music and talk shows created by over 100 volunteers each week. We also carry some of the most incisive news shows on the air, like Democracy Now, Free Speech Radio News and Counter Spin. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Transmitter at Scroggs Elementary <ul><li>We use a 900-mhz microwave signal to send our broadcast from the station to our transmitter and broadcast antenna, atop a light pole by the school's football field. This is called a &quot;STL&quot; or studio transmitter link. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Do We Need?
  6. 6. <ul><li>A Permanent Home where we </li></ul><ul><li>can build a new facility </li></ul><ul><li>yet remain </li></ul><ul><li>Chapel Hill and Carrboro's </li></ul><ul><li>only </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Community Radio Station </li></ul>
  7. 7. WCOM Studio and Classroom at Carrboro High: A &quot;Green&quot; Building Local architect Giles Blunden has proposed a &quot;green building&quot; based on recycled shipping containers that would complement the high school's design.
  8. 8. Rear View The building includes broadcast and production studios, and office and a multi-purpose classroom.
  9. 9. <ul><li>What Can We Offer ? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Opportunity for students <ul><li>To participate in the creation of the studio </li></ul>
  11. 11. Once built WCOM's Studio and classroom will provide exciting real-world experience for students. <ul><ul><li>Radio Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training in Broadcasting - Interview Skills, Public Speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World-wide broadcast and archive school events- Sportscasts, campus activities, programs, news reporting </li></ul></ul>