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    Special Guest Co-Hosts Throughout Oct. 31st to Nov. 1st - Click Image Below To See The List!
    September 15th, 2013


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      SPECIAL PROGRAM: Following Tuesday, October 8th’s 8 AM Newscast - CBS Chief White House Correspondent, Major Garrett Joins Ann Haggart In The “NH Political Theatre” To Discuss The Current Budget Deadlock In Washington.
      September 11th, 2013
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        Charlie Griffin Interviews Croquet Champion Jim McLaughlin - Friday - Sept. 27th - Following 8 AM News - Croquet Anyone?
        September 11th, 2013

        Anyone for croquet?  Far from the game you played for fun as a child, competitive croquet is a whole different matter. You won’t want to miss Charlie Griffin’s interview with croquet champion JimMcLaughlin (photo) Jim Mclaughlin_Fosters Democrat Friday after the 8 o’clock news as he explains how “ real” croquet  is played. Jim is also a former statistician for the New York Jets and he will tell us what’s involved in “crunching the numbers “ in the NFL. Join Charlie and Jim on 106.1 FM and streaming lived on the web at… also on your Mobile Device with the “TuneIn” App (Just search for WSCA)

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          Special Show - Wednesday - August 7th - 7-8 PM - Bob Lord, Founder of Parma Recordings, Live In Studio with Jason Brown (Host of The Kitchen Sink, Wednesdays 8-10 PM) Click on Photo Below For Details
          August 7th, 2013


          Parma Music

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            Keep Your Ears On The Ball! - Rye 11-12 Year Old All Stars Are State Champions - Listen Aug 6th + 7th to Charlie Griffin’s Interviews with team manager, Ron King - Click on Photo Below for Time/Details!
            August 4th, 2013



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              Audio Theatre - Tuesday - April 2nd - 6-8 pm - Presenting our WSCA Audio Theatre Players in “Seven Waves Away” - A Cast of 10 Actors Re-Creates This Intensely Dramatic Play First Aired 75 Years Ago Tonight on CBS…
              March 30th, 2013

              LifeboatSince 2005 our own Audio Theatre Players group, made up of local volunteers, has performed 50+ re-creations of classic radio programming.  Tonight you will hear something that is unlike anything we have done before. 

              On the 75th anniversary of the CBS Columbia Workshop’s presentation of Richard Sale’s “Seven Waves Away” (April 2, 1938) you will hear this intensely dramatic play that is centered around a lifeboat adrift in the middle of the North Atlantic, some 1000 miles from land.  The boat has 33 passengers but is provisioned and designed for a maximum of 16.  The sea is rising as a violent storm approaches.  The Captain is mortally injured.  The First Mate is given command of the boat… but he is mentally unstable.  It is not known if a distress message sent from their ship before it went down was received.   The water is up to the gunwales of the overloaded lifeboat and the storm is intensifying.   “What to do and how to do it” is the focus of this story.

              Our actors include: Jack Tracksler, Eddie McGee, Diane Ficarra, Mike Nelson, Jessie Raines, Chuck Curtis, Richard Jenisch, Shawn Henderson, Steve Shervanian, and Mike Coppinger.  The production was directed, recorded, and edited by John Lovering
              Don’t miss this dramatic, and somewhat disturbing tale of survival, “Seven Waves Away” to be aired beginning at approximately 6:10 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd’s Portsmouth Community Radio Audio Theatre with host John Lovering.

              Also heard on tonight’s broadcast: “The Whistler - Night Final” (Jan. 28, 1948)  starring Bill Forman; William Bendix as the lovable Chester A. Riley in “The Life of Riley - Cissie’s Marriage” (March 24, 1950); “Afloat with Henry Morgan- Part 45 - Jeffrey is Under Diatz’s Control” (1933) Australian Radio Adventure Series.  

              Locally at 106.1 FM  - Streaming live online at  or on your mobile device via the app “TuneIn” and search for WSCA-LP.  Thank you for supporting Portsmouth Community Radio.

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                Saturday Night Fever on WSCA - PHS Boys Quarterfinal Basketball - Clippers vs Souhegan - 6:45 PM - Saturday - March 9th. Click Here for Details
                March 7th, 2013

                PHS Clippers 2013 BBallSaturday Night Fever on WSCA!

                WSCA’s coverage of Portsmouth High School post season basketball  reaches a  ‘fever pitch”  Saturday night with the boys quarterfinal game   between Portsmouth and Souhegan  beginning at 6:45.  Andrew Van Ness and Lincoln Soldati will provide live coverage from Stone Gymnasium while Charlie Griffin will be in studio with pre-game interviews with varsity coach Jim Mulvey and Junior Varsity Coach Brett Mulvey as well as part two of his halftime interview with Tom O”Leary about the naming of Stone Gymnasium . Join our team  as the Clippers continue their march to the “Big Dance’  a trip to the semi-finals next week at UNH. You can also listen online at WSCA

                Remember: Tune in locally at 106.1 FM or listen via our online live stream at … Portsmouth Community Radio - WSCA-LP - 106.1 FM - Your Community Connection!

                Any business interested in underwriting our live broadcasts of Portsmouth High School Basketball should contacting 


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                  Pawsitive Thoughts - Thursday - February 14th - 2-3 PM - Host: Jean Proulx - Topic: Seizure Alert Dogs - Guests: Jackie Jarest and Harry Reed
                  February 13th, 2013


                  Seizure alert dogs have an amazing natural ability to warn of impending seizure activity up to an hour in advance—allowing their partners to move to a safe environment. for the duration of the seizure.  Canine Partners for Life (Pennsylvania) is one of only five organizations worldwide to place seizure alert dogs.   To date, CPL has placed over 500 service and home companion dogs in 43 states.

                  Jean will discuss this topic with Jackie Jarest who has applied for a Seizure Alert Dog (she lives in Greenland NH) and Harry Reed, care giver for and advocate of people with disabilities. 

                  Listen locally at 106.1 FM or streaming live online at


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                    Sunday, December 2nd - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pledge Drive Special Event - LIVE MUSIC MARATHON - 17 LIVE PERFORMANCES!
                    December 1st, 2012

                    Hosted by none other than our own Shawn Henderson, this Pledge Drive Special Event Live Music Marathon from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. features 17 artists performing LIVE right here in our studio at 909 Islington St., Portsmouth.  Listen! Enjoy! Come on down! Pledge! Call at 603-403-9722 or go online at  or donate in person at the studio!

                    This is a one-of-a-kind event, the kind of event that would  be heard only on an Independent Radio Station like Portsmouth Community Radio -WSCA - 106.1 FM.  Isn’t having an Independent Community Radio Station like this in YOUR community worth supporting?  Please donate and support Portsmouth Community Radio!

                    Live Music Marathon Schedule
                    10:00-  Celtic/Folk/Holiday - Steve Carrigan,
                                    Bruce MacIntyre, Jim Pendergast
                    10:30-  Classical - Sea Reeds (Clarinet Quartet)
                    11:00-  Roots/American - Charlie Strater, Kate Redgate
                    12:00-  Singer-Songwriter - Cormac McCarthy
                    12:30-  Singer-Songwriter - Jason Crigler
                    1:00-    World - Carol Coronis, Ramona Connelly
                    1:30-    Singer-Songwriter - Don Watson
                    2:00-    Old Timey/Folk -  Spirit Family Reunion
                    3:00-    Instrumental - Ed Gerhard
                    3:30-    Blues - Samuel James
                    4:00-    Pop - Andrea Szirbik
                    4:30-    Bluegrass - Cedar Mountain Boys
                    5:00-    Singer-Songwriter - Joe Young
                    5:30-    Bluegrass - Lunch at the Dump with Doug Baker
                    6:00-    Roots/Americana - Liz Frame
                    6:30-    Pop - One Step Up
                    7:00-    Gospel Choir Holiday -  RMS Five


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                      Stay Tuned’s - Thanksgiving with the Beatles
                      November 20th, 2012

                      Mark Your Calendar - Thursday - November 22nd - Shawn Henderson Will Play the Entire Beatles Catalog from A to Z Beginning at 7 AM

                      It has become a tradition here at Portsmouth Community Radio.   Stay Tuned’s (Fridays 1:30-5 pm)  host, Shawn Henderson will spend Thanksgiving Day entertaining listeners with his annual “Thanksgiving with the Beatles” marathon.  It all begins at 7 AM on Thursday, November 22nd and ends when Shawn has played the ENTIRE Beatles catalog from A to Z.
                      Listen locally at 106.1 FM or listen online at    A day long celebration of community with the music of the Beatles.

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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

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                          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.

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