Let’s get this party started…

Dig Screaming Females and other independent artists? Then be sure to tune in to Rick Dirck this Friday from 1-5 PM on this week’s edition of Pirate Friday with Scurvy Dog! Rick will bring you the finest of emerging artists, music and labels as well as this week’s happenings on […]

Pirate Friday with Scurvy Dog

“Pirate radio (definition):  the transmission of communications over radio waves by unlicensed amateurs; such broadcasts are illegal because they are not in accordance with FCC transmission requirements. Originally, radio was generally a lawless free-for-all and the domain of hobbyists and enthusiast experimenters.” Relax….we assure you that Pirate Friday with Scurvy Dog is quite legal and […]

Ahoy Mateys!

Veteran WSCA DJ’s Rick Dirck and Mark Lefebvre are collaborating to bring “Pirate Friday’s With Scurvy Dog” to the WSCA airways in June. Tune in each Friday from 1-5 PM to get an early start to your weekend with 4 hours of insanely great radio featuring new and independent artists. […]

When We Wuz Mods

While Beatlemania shaped the early 60’s pop culture and the British Blues scene was still unfolding there emerged another sub-culture of the British music scene. The so-called Mod scene permeated early 60’s British bands, clubs, fashion and attitude. It was not unusual to see mods engaged in all out brawls […]

Revisiting the 1960’s British Blues Explosion

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Blues Incorporated, Free, Yardbirds, Ten Years After, Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac, and the list goes on for 1960’s era British heavyweights who were inspired by the Chicago and Mississippi Delta Blues scenes. Be sure to join veteran WSCA DJ Mark Lefebvre as he visits this and other […]

Coming Soon To WSCA – Earache My Eye!

DJ Mark Lefebvre will bring WSCA listeners back to the days of deep album rock and the vibe of late night FM broadcasts on Saturday’s, 7-9 AM, beginning in January 2017. From the Animals to Zappa, Altamount to Woodstock, you’ll revisit the days when rock posters, black lights and headphones […]

Programming For Community

Portsmouth Community Radio is exactly what the name denotes, a radio station that serves the community. Maybe it would be more accurate to say “communities” because of the many fractures that often place social groups at odds with each other. So how do we, as a programming department, serve the […]

Managing The New Traffic Patterns of Radio

Radio used to be a two-way street where a station sent out a signal and listeners could call in if they wanted to… but not anymore. Today radio is more like a super highway with traffic patterns that route incoming and outgoing content across multiple platforms that are all geared […]

Know and Grow Your Audience

In radio the big question is “Who is listening?” accompanied often by a second question of “How many are listening?”. For most people involved in radio the answer to the second question will be how they judge the success of a radio station. I think we can all agree that […]