History

WSCA-LP (106.1 FM) is a low-power community radio station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; the mission of Portsmouth Community Radio is to operate a nonprofit, listener supported, volunteer driven, non-commercial FM community radio station dedicated to serving the greater Portsmouth and seacoast community.

WSCA-LP began broadcasting on September 12, 2004. Its launch came at the end of a three-day Prometheus Radio Project “barnraising” event during which time a vacant factory space, also known as The Button Factory, was converted into a fully functional radio station. More than 200 volunteers attended the event from several distant states as well as Canada and England.

The station’s parent organization is the Seacoast Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Portsmouth Community Radio is a mixed format station. Like many community stations it broadcasts diverse and alternative programming, most of which is produced locally and reflects the cultural, educational, artistic, civic, and business fabric of the listening community.