About WSCA

What Is WSCA Radio?

WSCA Radio is a listener supported non-commercial, diverse freeform low power community radio station broadcasting at 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, NH. The radio station also maintains a 24/7 online presence at wscafm.org/listen, which includes a live audio stream, audio archives, news, and community-focused information.

WSCA’s programming ranges from the hard to categorize to rock n’ roll, indie rock, jazz, blues, folk, country, world, hip-hop, electronica, punk, soul, gospel, experimental, local & regional news, talk shows, comedy, spoken word, Democracy Now!, and more. The mission of WSCA Radio is to provide local and diverse programming not found anywhere else on the dial and join the seacoast community together.

Our Mission

To broadcast and produce diverse and alternative programming, produced locally and reflecting the cultural, educational, artistic, civic, and business fabric of our community.

All of WSCA’s programming is controlled by individual DJs (except overnights) who are not obligated to adhere to any type of station-wide playlist or rotation schedule, as long as approved by the programming department. Being spontaneous and having a sense of humor are some of WSCA’s best qualities and we want you to know it! About 85% of our programming is original; the remainder is re-broadcasting non-profit news and information productions not heard in the local area.

Specialty shows and our approved programs are a significant part of what is heard on the airwaves, but when there isn’t a specialty show scheduled, or when a DJ is not available, the music heard during these general programming hours of operation will be alternative and independent music of all genres with an emphasis on new music.

WSCA Where it began

It all began in 2004…

WSCA 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.