We learned about Charlotte Community Radio, a new internet-based, volunteer-run radio station, when we talked to James Willamor about Croquet Records last week. James debuted his show, Between the Wickets, on Charlotte Community Radio last week.
This new radio station went live March 8, broadcasting from East 36th Street in NoDa. They’re doing cool stuff and are definitely worth checking out if you love music, Charlotte or just people doing cool stuff.
You definitely should check them out if you’d like to be on the radio. They’re serious about their taglines “Let’s build it together!” and “Amplify your voice!”
The people behind the station
Bridget B. Sullivan, her husband Melvin Nix – who’s a digital/motion graphics artist and programmer, and Walker Spruill, a “professional volunteer,” manage the non-profit organizational stuff, with advice from a couple of mentors. Around 10 volunteers help with marketing, outreach and planning.
If you build it they will talk
– Cuz’s Corner: Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Americana music with Dennis Frost
– Between the Wickets: Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. James Willamor serves up Indie Rock, focusing on NC bands, and in-studio interviews
– The Taco Shack: Tuesdays 9-10 p.m. Hip Hop music with Walker Spruill
– Voices From the Community: Monday-Friday, 2-5 p.m. Jazz and international music with Bridget B. Sullivan
– Fair Game: Fridays 6-7 p.m. Talk, with Victoria Rosa, Pierrea Currence and Shanel Parsons
– Sunday Sessions: Sundays 4-7 p.m. Jazz with Bill Fleming
The folks behind Charlotte Community Radio plan to stay true to the model of providing live community-generated content and training future broadcasters. They hope to stage a Youth Radio Camp. Five more live shows will be added in April.
Their final projected goal is to be live 24/7 in 1.5 years.