Portsmouth Community Radio News

Black Night Meditations Honors Life of Ronnie James Dio – Tuesday – May 18th – 10pm to 2am

  Beginning at 10pm e.d.t. Tuesday night, WSCA 106.1 FM will honor the life of Ronnie James Dio, who was born in Portsmouth in 1942. For 4 hours, WSCA's Metal show Black Night Meditations will spin nothing but Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and Dio tunes, to include studio cuts and live bootlegs, as well as reflect on the career of the Metal legend. Dio fans and musicians/band members are encouraged to email or call in with their thoughts on the life and death of Ronnie...

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New Releases – May 2010

Jazz Artist:  Pharez Whitted Title:  Transient Journey Label: Owl Studios Terry’s Comments:  Whitted has channeled Freddie Hubbard perhaps better than anybody. Even more impressive is this total ensemble in an updated form of post-bop that bristles. Artist:  Dave Glasser Title:  Evolution Label: Here Tiz Music Terry’s Comments:  None of these players is a household jazz name but, wow, do they play. Alto saxist Glasser reveals influences from Hodges to Coltrane. A gem. Artist:  Wycliffe Gordon Title:  Cone and T-Staff Label:...

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Third Annual Sustainability Fair on May 8

WHEN: May, 8 10am-3pm WHERE: Portsmouth Middle School Learn how to make your community more sustainable and have fun doing it! WSCA will be broadcasting LIVE from Sustainability Fair. Stop by our booth, say hello, become a member! See details: Third Annual Sustainability Fair, Portsmouth, NH

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WSCA at the Spotlight Awards

Our official launch of our remote broadcast capacity took place on April 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Thanks to the donors who helped us purchase the equipment and the engineering staff who pulled it all together. The archived audio of the event is still available.

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Article about Jeff Erwin in Sunday issue of Portsmouth Herald

Jeff Erwin is a long-time WSCA volunteer and the owner of Trashcan Lid Productions. The article Newington students get refresh take on reduce, reuse and recycle was published in The Portsmouth Herald on April 11, 2010: Artist-in-residence Jeff Erwin teaches Newington youngsters about ecology and science of sound and light waves during musical lessons. Students at Newington Public School have been involved this week in a creative study unit focused on syllabification, human ecology, the science of sound and light...

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WSCA takes its show on the road

[caption id="attachment_70" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="WSCA has more than 50 shows on its weekly schedule, produced entirely by volunteers. The radio station doesn't have a single paid staffer."][/caption] The city's community radio station now has the ability to take its show on the road, and its first stop will be the Spotlight Awards on Thursday, April 15. WSCA-LP 106.1FM will host a Spotlight Awards pre-show party in The Music Hall's Founder's Lobby beginning at 6 p.m. (Yes, the bar will be...

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New Releases – April 2010

Jazz Artist: Yuko Ito Title: Mania De Você Label: Funny Baby Face Terry MacDonald’s Comments: This Japanese native sings the Brazilian repertoire—and very well. Good band, too. Artist: Carol Morgan Trio Title: Opening Label: Blue Bamboo Music Terry MacDonald’s Comments: The saxophone-led chordless trio is no longer surprising—but here's trumpet-led one. And she's a woman. A fine, adventuresome player, sometimes joined by an alto/soprano saxophonist. Artist: El Movimiento Title: The Movement Label: Nueva Nota Terry MacDonald’s Comments: This is a...

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