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July 17th, 2012


You know what we sound like at Portsmouth Community Radio - WSCA-LP 106.1 fm,  so now come and see what we look like.

On Friday, July 27th  from 5pm to 7pm WSCA is having an open house gathering  so come on by and sample some munchies, meet the DJs, hang out with other volunteers, swap ideas, find out about sponsoring and underwriting WSCA programming and visit with the WSCA board members and get a guided tour of our studios… All good fun… Everyone is invited

The Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA-LP  studios are located at 909 Islington Street, Portsmouth, there is plenty of parking, and it is free.

If you are a volunteer, or are thinking about volunteering, Friday July 27th  from 5pm to 7pm is an ideal time to hang out with people already involved with Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA-LP,  sample some free munchies, and still get home before it gets dark.

So come and join us!   More information can be found by calling 603-430-9722.  And thank you for listening.

Tracy Johnson of Kittery, Maine is Portsmouth Community Radio’s June 2012 Pledge Drive Grand Prize Winner!
July 8th, 2012

Tracy Johnson of Kittery, Maine happily accepts Andre’s welcome to Heron Pond Farm’s Summer CSA. Tracy is the station’s June 2012 Pledge Drive Grand Prize winner.

Portsmouth Community Radio 106.1FM Announces Successful Pledge Drive - Thank You To All Who Made This Possible!
June 19th, 2012

WSCA Announces Successful Pledge Drive

Having reached the goal of $10,000, lead volunteers at Portsmouth Community Radio announce that their semi-annual on-air pledge drive, just drawing to a close, was successful. They would like to send a huge and heart-felt thank you to all of the loyal listeners, in-kind sponsors, underwriters, and special guests who appeared in studio during the week long on-air pledge drive, as well as all of the volunteers who helped to make it all happen.

The off-air drive continues with the goal of another $10,000. Any pledge received by June 27 is entered into the grand prize drawing, an all summer CSA share in the bounty of Heron Pond Farm, valued at $550.

Pledging couldn’t be easier, just a few clicks on-line, or mail-in or drop-in your pledge of any amount. There are still some premiums available. Check the website for the latest details at

Mailing Address:
Portsmouth Community Radio
P.O. Box 6532
Portsmouth, NH 03802-6532

Physical Address:  909 Islington St. , Suite 1 - Portsmouth, NH 03801

WSCA is an all volunteer, non-commercial radio station located at 909 Islington Street, Suite 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801,offering a wide variety of programming by and for the community. Tune in to 106.1 LP FM.

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Posted in Spring Fund Drive
Check Out This Video of a Performance by Cribstone Bridge - Recorded During “Live Stay Tuned” on Friday, June 15th - Video Courtesy of Shawn Henderson, Host of “Live Stay Tuned”
June 13th, 2012
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Photo Album From Our 2012 Spring Fund Drive - Majority of Photos Contributed by Ann Haggart, with Additional Photos by John Lovering, and Mark Lefebvre
June 12th, 2012



Maureen Raiche, Marketing Director for UNO, being interviewed on-air by John Lovering on June 20th. Damon Thomas handled the studio end of the interview.



Medium, Danielle, did psychic readings at the UNO “Great Musician Photo” Auction in Dover on June 20th.


As the sun and temperature went down, Bob McDermott and John Lovering emerged from their “undercover” location to help promote Portsmouth Community Radio it UNO’s of Dover on June 20th


Sharon Jones joined Terry MacDonald on a special ediiton of Jazz Straightahead


Former Poet Laureate, John Perrault, performs in-studio on June 20th


(l-r) Exeter Theatre’s Carol Aten, Seacoast 2012 Idol - Kat Murphy, and Sandy Martin wait to go on the air on June 20th.



Members of “The Senior Scenes Players” (l - r) Guy Monte, Chuck Curtis, and Gillian Aguilar, were guests on Audio Theatre with host, John Lovering, on June 19th



Phone Volunteer, Richard Jenisch, takes pledges on June 19th… he worked 5 hours!



Ann Bliss, Board Chair, handles the phone pledges during the “Scratchy 45′s and Beyond” Special Fund Drive Show on June 16, 2012. Show host, Supersport, is supervising.



Program Director, Damon Thomas, was awake bright and early and on duty taking phone calls during the “Scratch 45′s and Beyond” Special Fund Drive Show with host Supersport on June 16th



“Scratchy 45′s and Beyond” host, Supersport, holds up a K-Tel album during the June 16th Special Fund Drive Show “K-Tel Power Explosion”. Laughs, entertainment, and a lot of pledges combined to make the morning a big success!



Supersport (r) with guests Louie “Spindoctor’ (c) and Damon Thomas, Program Director (l) combined to put on a terrific “Scratchy 45′s and Beyond” Special Fund Drive Show on June 16th - “K-Tel Power Explosion” How did they get 20 songs on one album? No one knows… or do they?



Jeanne says — I’ve never seen so many people walk into the station and give us cash! Thank you all!



Danielle Dionne, Medium, was a special guest on Bob McDermott’s “The Paranormal Zone”



June 15th - Stay Tuned with Host Shawn Henderson welcomed the five piece contemporary Bluegrass band from Maine known as Cribstone Bridge



Cribstone Bridge - Contemporary Bluegrass band from Maine - Performs live in the studio on Stay Tuned - June 15th



Kathi Hubbard, our volunteer bookkeeper, tallies and deposits each day’s donations.



Uncle Phil serenades his audience with pledge drive promos!



Dick Rozed (l) and Roger Wood (r) joined Ann Haggart, Host of Radiogazette, to tell tales of the old days of radio in the seacoast



Charlie Griffin waits to read the news as Angelynne Hinson, Host of Morning Voices, and her guest Dennis Kleinman kick off our June 2012 Pledge Drive


Mayor Eric Spear reads the Proclamation by the City of Portsmouth for Pledge Drive Day



“Left Right Correct” guest Kevin Kervick

US Senators Speak at the Sheraton
April 27th, 2012

US Senators Shaheen and Ayotte spoke briefly and answered questions on April 20, 2012 at the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce (hosted by the Sheraton Hotel). They discussed BRAC (the Base Realignment and Closure process), stating that closing military sites like the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard may take several years to save money, and that the latest nuclear attack submarines are critical to national security.

BRAC is an independent nine-member panel appointed by the President.  In 2005, the Pentagon / BRAC process listed the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a site that was not needed and slated it for closure.  However a local political outcry (now led by Senators Shaheen and Ayotte as members of the Armed Services Committee) caused the shipyard to be removed from the closure list, for now.

Thanks to Roger Wood for recording this event. Available as MP3 or OGG (Ogg version has some noise correction).

Posted in Community events, Local news, WSCA events
Spotlight Awards Live Remote!
April 19th, 2012

April 19th from 6 to shortly after 10 pm, WSCA aired a live remote broadcast of the Spotlight Awards festivities at the Music Hall. Click here for Mp3 audio.  The pre-show broadcast from the lobby started at 6, and the official event started at 7:10.

Posted in Community events, spotlight
“Scratchy 45s and Beyond” Expands To Three Hours!
March 21st, 2012

Supersport, the host of Scratchy 45s and Beyond, is happy to announce to his Portsmouth Community Radio listeners that beginning on May 5th the show expands to 3 hours.  Now you can hear this very popular show beginning at 9 am and running until noon every Saturday morning at 106.1 FM locally or streaming live online at  and click on “Listen Now” at the top of the page.  More great music on Scratchy 45s and Beyond starting May 5th at 9 am.

Governor’s State of the State Address To Be Broadcast Live
March 20th, 2012

You can listen now or download the audio (a lightly edited version).

When Governor John Lynch delivers his State of the State address to members and guests of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce at 8:00 am on Wednesday, March 21st, Portsmouth Community Radio will be on hand to bring the governor’s address to our listeners live from 106.1 FM and streaming from  The address is the centerpiece of the morning’s Bank of America Breakfast Forum, to be held in the ballroom of the Sheraton-Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth.

This being Governor Lynch’s fourth and final term in office, Wednesday’s State of the State address will be his last.  The governor will speak on the state of the economy and what he sees coming out of the New Hampshire Legislature in 2012 and beyond.  There is anticipation, too, that he will share some history and reflection on his eight years as governor.

Hosting the broadcast for us will be Dave Day, with Richard Kirkpatrick the engineer of record.  Both are new PCR volunteers.  In addition to the live broadcast from the Breakfast Forum, the governor’s address will be rebroadcast on Portsmouth Community Radio on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 2 pm.

THANK YOU - Jumbo Circus Peanuts!
February 15th, 2012

Portsmouth Community Radio - WSCA-LP - 106.1 FM wishes to thank  the Jumbo Circus Peanuts  for the terrific Mardi Gras Dance Party that was held at the VFW Hall on 238 Deer St. on Saturday night, February 25th.

All the proceeds from this program were donated to Portsmouth Community Radio and we are deeply grateful to the Jumbo Circus Peanuts for their outstanding contribution to support WSCA-LP.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who worked before, during, and after the event.  Without your dedication and hard work we could not have held such an exciting event.  Finally, thanks to all those who attended the Mardi Gras Dance Party and contributed to Portsmouth Community Radio by doing so.  We know everyone had a great time!

Appeal for Office Manager Volunteer
February 14th, 2012

Dear Volunteers and Program Hosts:

Attached please find a job description for the position of Office Manager, a newly Board approved volunteer position.

If you are interested in applying:

Please review the job description. Your availability of a minimum of 10 hours/week is required for this position.

Respond with a letter of application and resume indicating your qualifications for the position as they relate to the responsibilities/authority defined in the job description.

Include with your application contact information (mail, phone and e-mail) for two professional references.

Email your application to Ann Bliss, Chair, Board of Trustees ( no later than Monday February 27, 2012.

Thank you for your interest.

Ann Bliss