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Public Affairs Show Summit Saturday, February 18 Noon-4pm @ Soundstage 909 – 909 Islington St. Portsmouth, NH It is said that we are living in trying times. Some describe our current condition as a “political crisis” others speak of “spiritual crisis”, or “economic crisis” and an “environmental crisis”. The one thing they all have in common is their description of a world in upheaval.   We believe the time is right for WSCA to host a Public Affairs Summit.  ...

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Under The Radar Moves to Tuesday 10pm-Mid

Under The Radar moves to Tuesday night 10pm-Midnight!  Yes!  The Only Show That Matters is leaving the Monday 8-10pm slot that it has been in and steps over the line into the FCC approved "Free Speech Zone" on WSCA. The move will allow for additional music that had to be omitted from the earlier broadcast time due to lyrical content.  We are excited to be able bring listeners unedited content from artists such as, Against Me!, Downtown Boys, Harlem, The Spook School,...

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WSCA and Voices From The Heart present: The Phantom of The Opera

Join WSCA and Voices From The Heart for the screening of the original 1925 film classic The Phantom of The Opera, starring Lon Chaney.  The evening will include pipe organ accompaniment by award winning organist Zorada Temmingh of South Africa. Proceeds will go to support Voices From The Heart's 2018 humanitarian concert tour. A great evening and a great cause! Listen to WSCA 106.1 FM for your chance to win free tix.

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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 needs of our greater community in a way that encourages unity rather than division? The first thing we do is to embrace diversity in our programming schedule. WSCA has a...

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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 to enhance the listener's experience and increase a station's audience. But like all traffic it needs to be properly directed and the lanes kept in good shape so that everyone...

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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 the higher the number of listeners is indeed a good gauge of a station’s health. And most often a high number of listeners is a result of fully understanding the...

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Radio’s Role in Supporting Artists

What is radio for? Depends on who you ask. For some people it is where they find local or national news. For others it is the source for sports or political talk. But for the majority of radio consumers it is the place they turn to for music & entertainment. Traditionally, radio has been a leading source for people to discover new artists and new songs and it has been an important tool for artists and record labels alike to find...

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14th Annual National Homelessness Marathon – Wednesday – 2/23 – 6 PM to Thursday – 2/24 – 9 AM

The National Homelessness Marathon took place on Portsmouth Community Radio on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6 PM and concluded on Thursday, February 24th at 9 AM.  Here Jasper Salach (left) and Dee Hebert broadcast from the stage at the Vaughan Mall. (photo by: Tim Stone) The National Homelessness Marathon did not ask for donations... it was an informational event.  The goal was to inform and educate people of the breadth and causes of homelessness in America and to promote awareness of the...

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