October 2017

Buffy MoonbatWBFY Program News

Programmer Potluck Halloween Ball!

Mark your calendar for this month’s Programmer Potluck – we’re having a Ball! Monday, October 16 at 5:30 pm, join with us at the First Baptist Church on High Street dressed as your favorite radio personality. And, help us celebrate “Aloha Friday” Bill Wiley’s birthday. Contact Jennifer Hill at rooted@fairpoint to help with the event.

We’re getting great at radio . . . let’s build a community that’s fun and caring, as we here in Belfast have proven we know how to do.

Karen Nelson

Condole with Karen Nelson upon the death of her husband. A card is in the studio to sign and leave your message.

Programmer Agreement from Erik Klausmeyer

This is an agreement between you, the programmer, and the City of Belfast. (The City is the license-holder for the station.) Watch for a stack of unsigned agreements in the studio, sign one of them, and place it in the “done” pile. We’d like to have everyone sign an agreement by the end of October.

Governance Update from Erik Klausmeyer

WBFY is in the midst of forming our board of directors and various subcommittees. So far, we have written draft bylaws, a Programmer Agreement, a Policies & Procedures guide, received our IRS TIN, and are preparing to file our Articles of Incorporation with the

State. The bylaws call for a Program Advisory Committee, Finance Committee, Development/Fundraising Committee, and ad-hoc Technical Committee.

The Technical Committee will probably only meet on an as-needed basis; the Finance Committee will meet quarterly. A meeting of the Program Advisory Committee will be scheduled after the bylaws for the Board of Directors are finalized.

In order for the station to succeed, we need your participation. Please consider joining one of these committees to help direct the course of the station and keep us moving forward.

from Vic Treadwell

Vic will be attending a conference on independent radio at New York University during early October. Most important for WBFY likely will be the College & Emerging Radio Ideas Summit, from which Vic hopes to return to Belfast with many new connections and hare-brained schemes.

from Ginny Ford

“What’s So Funny” moving to Sundays at 1 – please email her with guest ideas at ginather@gmail.com.

from Petra Hall

Belfast Candidates’ Forum at 7 PM Thursday, October 26 at the Belfast Library will be taped for broadcast on WBFY and Belfast Community TV before the municipal election on November 7.

send your WBFY news to Jennifer Hill for inclusion in November’s News! rooted@fairpoint.net