5/13/20 UPDATE:

We’re Back!!!  To our listeners and supporters from around the Seacoast community:

We’re so pleased to report that as of Friday, May 15th, WSCA will resume live broadcasting of many of your favorite regularly programs including:

  • Pirate Friday
  • The Environmental Hour
  • The Coven
  • Point of Departure
  • Blues Power
  • Granite Rodeo
  • Ship of Fools
  • The Kitchen Sink
  • The Black Box

DJs are returning on a completely volunteer basis depending on their individual comfort levels because we know full well that we’re not entirely out of the COVID-19 woods just yet. That said, we’re taking proper precautions for those that will walk through our doors.

WSCA has provided all necessary sanitary & disinfectant material required and ask any returning DJ to bring their own mask. Besides hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and microphone covers, we also have a supply of gloves, paper towels, and alcohol wipes for cleaning electronic equipment. Only a total of four (4) people are allowed inside WSCA at any given time with a maximum of one (1) person per studio at a time. As of right now, it is strictly voluntary to return and no one will be penalized for missing their weekly radio show.

“WSCA, like other Seacoast area businesses, has been profoundly affected by COVID-19,” reports WSCA Trustee President Jason Boucher. “As a result we have been limited to providing content through our automated music mix system, streaming, podcast services and social media. We’re pleased to once again resume our privileged role of serving the community with a wide variety of programming.”

04/15/20 UPDATE:

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues with cases identified in the United States and in New Hampshire, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services’ (DPHS), are monitoring the situation. Information about this outbreak is available on the NHDHHS website and continuously being updated.

What is WSCA and the Button Factory Stage doing?

Due to an increase in local COVID-19 / Coronavirus cases and suspected cases, WSCA and the Button Factory Stage have CANCELLED or POSTPONED all events until at least July 01, 2020. We’re keeping the on-air studio clean, by wiping down all surfaces in the studio after each use and refraining from having in-studio guests at this time.

Latest news about Coronavirus (COVID-19) from our Seacoast area art & music venues:

The City of Portsmouth

3S Artspace

The Music Hall

Seacoast Rep Theater

Portsmouth Music & Arts Center (PMAC)

The Press Room

Strawbery Banke

The Kittery Dance Hall

Portsmouth Public Library

In the spirit of collaboration, we, the Portsmouth area arts nonprofits, make this united call to action to ensure that our community’s cherished cultural organizations survive the impact of COVID-19.http://bit.ly/supportseacoastarts