meeting place changed for July 3rd

The steering committee for WMCB will hold our meeting at 6:30pm at Greenfields Market on July 3rd. The public is invited to attend.


Lance Smith named operations coordinator

Steering committee member Lance Smith has been named "operations coordinator" by Chairperson Drew Hutchison. Lance has experience in community radio and TV, and has volunteered to take on an increased role in daily operations.


Meeting location changed

Many members were unable to attend the WMCB meeting on 6-19-08 because the door to the building at 393 Main St was inadvertently locked shortly after 6:30pm. To avoid this issue for the time being, the next meeting will be held on July 3 6:30pm at the Winterland Club on Hope St.

Fortunately, we were able to hold a productive meeting, especially in regards to fund raising. Tom Roulston has joined Penny Ricketts as co-chair of the fund raising subcommittee. He has a wealth of experience in operating a non-profit theater company in the Boston area for more years than I have fingers and toes.

It was decided that we needed to create a membership form which would allow us to streamline our data collection, and communication with members. Members already in our data base should expect to receive an email in the future regarding this issue.

Training is proceeding in the studio, though we are experiencing a bottle neck in preproduction. Lance Smith is working on this problem.

Jim Hannigan has been unable to work on sound proofing the studio recently due to health issues, but he reports that he is much improved, and will be moving full steam ahead.

As expected, some members are dropping out due to time constraints, while we continue to pickup new recruits every week. Members have not yet been asked to pay their yearly dues, and we are still working on a system to tabulate volunteer hours and activities.

In essence, we are still finding our way, and I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who have been working to make community radio a vibrant reality in Greenfield.



Steering Committee Meeting June 19

The steering committee of WMCB will hold a meeting at 6:30pm in the GCTV main studio at 393 Main St Greenfield MA on Thursday, June 19th. As always, the public is encouraged to attend. The agenda will include reports from each subcommittee.


General Meeting News

WMCB convened a general meeting at 6:30 on Thursday June 5 2008 at GCTV

We discussed training in different areas:

Preproduced shows require a training session with Scott MacPherson. Scott plans to train a number of members who in turn will train other members.

Opeyemi Parham volunteered to help coordinate with members interested in preproduced talk shows. Her email address: opeyemi57@gmail.com.

Michael Pollitt is responsible for training on use of the board for live shows. Daria Fisk will also be available for training after working with Michael. Michael's address: pollitt.m@gmail.com.

Tom Roulston is going to produce radio theater productions with an emphasis on comedy and Shakespeare. Tom can be reached at: troulston@yahoo.com.

Tom Roulston, Beth Adams and Trystan Dean have joined the fund raising subcommittee co-chaired by Oscar Arce and Penny Ricketts.

Michael Sliva is going to work with our designer Thomas Dudley on creating fliers.

Lucy Barnes is going to handle communications for members who don't use email.

Jim Hannigan (the voice of WMCB) is going to help with sound proofing the studio, and he is also interested in working with Tom Roulston on radio theater.

Chris Belskis, Membership coordinator is going to take on more duties, as Drew Hutchison is going to be unavailable for the next few months due to his training with Northwestern Mutual.
Anyone who is interested in assisting Chris is encouraged to email him at: shiatsu_chris@comcast.net.


General Meeting

Prospective members of WMCB are encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday, June 5 at 6:30pm. The location is the main studio of GCTV at 393 Main St. in Greenfield.

Subcommittee members will give their reports, plus our operating guidelines and policies will be distributed and discussed.

We also plan to schedule training sessions, answer questions, brainstorm and network.