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    Tuesday - Nov. 5th - 7:15 - 8:00 PM - Live From City Hall: Portsmouth Municipal Election Results/Analysis/Interviews - Hosts: Charlie Griffin, Roger Wood, Lincoln Soldati, Kathy Somssich, and Larry Drake - Click Either Image Below For Details
    October 1st, 2013

    Kathy Sommsich_Larry Drake_Seacoast CurrentsWSCA’s Kathy Sommsich and Larry Drake of “Seacoast Currents” and Charlie Griffin (Below) of WSCA’s News and Public Affairs Department will be part of our news team at City Hall.

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      Green Living Fair
      April 10th, 2013

      Green Living Fair Logo_WSCA addedParticipants in the  Green Living Fair sponsored by WSCA are listed below… please check out their sites… come to the Green Living Fair and support local “Green” businesses as well as WSCA.  We will be broadcasting live from the Green Living Fair so tune in at 106.1 FM locally, streaming at, or use the TuneIn App on your mobile device.

      Seacoast Eat Local                                                  
      Slow Food Seacoast                     
      Post-Landfill Action Network   
      Seacoast NH
      Port City Makerspace                                            
      Kittery Land Trust                       
      PREP   Piscataqua Region Estuary Partnership (at UNH)
      Cape Neddick Center for Wildlife                       
      Awareness Unlimited                 
       End 68 Hours of Hunger
      Kittery Adult Education     
      Healing Hands Community Chiropractic
      Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group              
      Green Art                                       
      Green Alliance
      Green Maids                                                            


      Do not miss this informative event… May 4th beginning at 6 pm at the Kittery Community Center Star Theatre - 120 Rogers Rd. in Kittery, ME. At 7 pm our fantastic “Turnip the Beet for Sustainability” Live Concert Begins -  Tickets are $10. IN ADVANCE  at or IN PERSON at WSCA at 909 Islington St. Suite 1. -  AT THE DOOR - $15.00 - Ticketed children under 12 get in free - For more information, please view our videos, posters, and other related articles on this webpage..  or call 603-430-9722…and thank you for supporting this event and Portsmouth Community Radio during our “Spring 2013 Seed the Power Membership Drive” May 3rd to the 9th


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        Portsmouth Community Radio Makes Donation To “Occupy New England” for Disaster Relief in NJ from Hurricane Sandy
        March 27th, 2013

        Ryan Hirsch_Jean Proulx_03_28_13_WordpressDuring Portsmouth Community Radio’s 2012 Fall Fund Drive we promised to make a donation to another non-profit of $1 for every pledge we received.

        With the kind of winter weather that we have had, and a busy schedule on his part,  it took us awhile to get Ryan Glen Hirsch (photo left and below) a NH volunteer of Occupy New England, to come to our studio to receive a check in the amount of $211 for Occupy New England’s disaster relief project that is ongoing in New Jersey as a result of Hurricane Sandy…. their project is called Occupy Sandy.

        On Thursday, March 28th, Ryan made it to our studio where our Volunteer Coordinator and Pledge Drive Director, Jean Proulx (photo left), presented him with a check during Station Talk (Thursdays, 1-1:30 pm).   Jean had a chance to interview Ryan about the great work Occupy New England is doing to help the people of New Jersey who are still in need of support even after all this time… that gives us a sense of the tremendous amount of damage Hurricane Sandy caused.

        Ryan Hirsch of Occupy New England_03_28_13_WordpressPortsmouth Community Radio was happy to make the donation and we thank all of you who made pledges during our Fall Pledge Drive so that we were able to share your generosity with another worthy non-profit.  That is what being a “Community” radio station is all about… and we will continue this policy with our upcoming Spring Pledge Drive May 3rd to the 9th. 

        Photos courtesy of Rick Pickford

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          Tidings Newsletter
          November 10th, 2012

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            Scarecrows’ Ball - Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 - Sponsored by Portsmouth Community
            September 28th, 2012

            Portsmouth Community Radio and Scarecrows of the Port present the Inaugural Scarecrows’ Ball  on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at the VFW Hall on Deer Street in Portsmouth.  Doors Open at 7:30 PM - Dance to the music of Granite Planet with special guests One Step Up.  Come as you are OR as a Scarecrow.   There will be prizes for (1) Best Traditional Scarecrow   (2) Most Unique Scarecrow  (3) Best Dancing Scarecrow and RAFFLE PRIZES ! - Tickets are $10 and are available at Mainly New Hampshire, 22 Deer St. Portsmouth or online at Don’t be “scared!”…Join the fun on  October 20th at 7:30 pm.

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              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

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                Thanks from the WSCA Board Chair
                December 11th, 2011

                On behalf of all the dedicated volunteers at Portsmouth Community Radio, a great big thank-you to the Seacoast community for its tangible support of our programming during our on-air Pledge Drive of last week.

                This has been an important year for our all-volunteer radio station, a year in which we re-committed ourselves to our mission of delivering radio programming to reflect the interests and tastes of the community we serve.  We’ve taken a big step in that direction, having focused increasingly on our News and Public Affairs programming.  We’ve expanded the number of such programs on our air.  We’ve been out in the community, interviewing residents and visitors.  And when Portsmouth went to the polls to elect its City Council and a new mayor, Portsmouth Community Radio was on the scene, reporting the results just as the votes were tallied.

                We set a goal of $25,000 for our Pledge Drive this time around, our most ambitious to date.  During the on-air portion of our semi-annual effort, we brought in $10,000—a good start.  Within a week or so, we will be in the mail with what represents the second piece of the Drive. We expect that this will bring in additional donations to bring us closer to our goal.

                In the meantime, we know that many listeners want to support their community radio station, that some had intended to but didn’t get the chance.  To them, our message is that it’s not too late.  This website offers another opportunity to help us achieve our goal and keep community-focused radio coming to the Seacoast.  Just click on “Join Online” and follow the prompts to make a secure donation providing credit card or checking account information.  And while you’re there, we ask you to please consider a sustaining membership.

                Thank you again to our supportive listeners, without whom none of our programming would be possible.

                Ann Bliss
                Chair, Board of Trustees

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                  Become ‘Director of Communications’ at WSCA
                  August 27th, 2011

                  Do you have what it takes to serve WSCA as Director of Communications? If interested:

                  • Please review the Job Description of this unpaid position.
                  • Respond with a letter describing your qualifications for the position
                  (You may attach a resume if you like).
                  • Include in the letter three references, with contact information.
                  • Deliver to the Volunteer Coordinator ( ) no later than September 2nd.


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                    Live From the Farmer’s Market Airing Through the Summer
                    July 19th, 2011

                    From 10:00 to noon every Saturday morning, WSCA will be doing live on-site broadcasts from the Portsmouth Farmers’ Market. Every half hour during the ‘Scratchy 45s’ show, Kim Sedlock and Charlie Griffin will be interviewing a wide variety of the market’s clients and vendors, including newcomers, longtime residents, performers (from the WSCA live music stand), local farmers and craftsmen of all sorts.

                    We have been asking what people are buying at the market, listening to on community radio, and other ways they are taking advantage of what the greater Portsmouth area has to offer.  So far we’ve heard young people who want to support local farmers by buying direct, a singer from the Prescott Park Arts Festival, and a longtime resident who remembers some of Portsmouth’s first Farmers’ Markets and has watched it evolve.

                    Kim Sedlock hosts Monday’s ‘A Redhead Spins The Blues’ and Charlie Griffin is a member of the WSCA board. Both are excited to share with you one of Portsmouth’s most unifying and growing traditions, our Farmers’ Market!

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                      WSCA Music Dept, Programming Roles Filled
                      July 19th, 2011

                      Angelynne Hinson, Terry Blake

                      The WSCA board has confirmed the following volunteers to director-level roles:

                      Angelynne Hinson - Music Director
                      Terry Blake - Assistant Music Director
                      Damon Thomas - Programming Director
                      Ann Haggart - News and Public Affairs Director

                      Read the full Dept-announcements text.

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                        Live From Market Square Launches from Me & Ollie’s
                        July 8th, 2011

                        Photo caption: Ann Haggart, host of “Live From Market Square,” Portsmouth Community Radio’s new weekly interview show, to be broadcast from Me & Ollie’s, Pleasant Street, Portsmouth

                        Portsmouth Community Radio Launches Live Downtown Broadcast

                        Starting Friday, July 8th, WSCA is giving listeners the opportunity to appreciate the Seacoast through the eyes of its visitors.

                        That’s the concept behind “Live From Market Square,” our new summertime weekly broadcast from Me & Ollie’s Bakery/Cafe on Pleasant Street, downtown Portsmouth.  Hosted by Ann Haggart, the half-hour show features interviews with tourists to the area, engaging them in conversation about their lives, their travels, and their perceptions about our part of the world.

                        Live From Market Square airs on Fridays from 1:00 to 1:30 pm during the summertime months, and will continue up until August 19th.  Kim Sedlock is handling the engineering responsibilities for the program, as well as those of Associate Producer.

                        Ann Haggart, who is our Director of News & Public Affairs, also hosts the weekly program Radiogazette (Fridays, 9-10 am). Ann has had a long career as a professional educator, is a published co-author of numerous professional articles and a national professional conference presenter.  She lives in Hampton Falls.

                        “We’re grateful to Me & Ollie’s,” says Ann, “who is not only providing the venue for the new live broadcast, but is also a sponsor of the program.”

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                          WSCA Discount Card Benefits
                          May 13th, 2011

                          Thanks for your support during our recent membership drive! As a new or renewing member, you are entitled to a variety of discounts at local businesses.  Check it out and enjoy!

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                            Public Affairs Director - Volunteer Position - NOW FILLED
                            March 17th, 2011
                            Anyone interested in taking on this role can send a letter of application to
                            • indicating qualifications for the position as they relate to the responsibilities/authority defined in the Job Description
                            • Including in the letter three professional references, including contact information
                            • noting that applications should be delivered to Volunteer Coordinator no later than Wednesday, March 23rd.

                            Role Description PDF

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