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Our Mission:
To operate a dynamic listener supported, volunteer operated, nonprofit, noncommercial FM radio station to serve Portsmouth and adjacent communities. Portsmouth Community Radio strives to serve the Greater Portsmouth area by broadcasting diverse and alternative programming which is produced locally and reflects the educational, cultural, artistic, civic, and business interests of the listening community.


Greetings WSCA DJ's, on-air programmers, show producers, studio cats! The WSCA training department, in conjunction with the programming committee and the GMG, announces the station-wide WSCA REFRESHER TRAINING! Since last fall, WSCA has developed and implemented a training program for on-air programmers. Read all about it on the training page! In order to give some of this winter's and spring's new DJs ample opportunity to complete their training, and so that all "legacy" DJs can refresh their on-air experience, we are offering multiple dates to experience MODULE THREE! (Again, for an answer to the question, "What the heck is module three, see the training page.) This mandatory training session will be offered at the station on the time and dates posted below. It is based on the current WSCA training manual, and covers in-depth topics which are vital to all involved with the on-air operations at the station. Our intention is to have all of us confident in and consistently applying the same "rules of the broadcast road." Topics to be covered include: 

  1. A review of FCC rules and regulations. 
  2. A review of standards and practices of broadcast journalism, and how it all relates to your first amendment rights. 
  3. A review of the responsibilities of a WSCA programmer including:
    WSCA do's and don'ts, most of which are common sense courtesies. 
    - How to prepare your in studio guests for their time behind the microphone. 
    - An overview of programming and broadcast departments, and the editorial board. 
    - How to conduct studio training for apprentice programmers.

Attendance at one of the refresher courses offered between now and July 15th is necessary for all DJ's, programmers, and show co-hosts in order to maintain your on-air clearance. Dates and times are as follows. Saturday sessions are 8:30-11:00 AM, weeknight sessions are 6:00-8:30 PM: 

Tuesday 6/20 --- 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday 6/24 --- 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 6/27 --- 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday 7/8 --- 8:30 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 7/11 --- 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Email training@portsmouthcommunityradio.org for more information.

Volunteers Needed!!! WSCA Can Use Your Skills:

  • Program Director
  • Development Director
  • Community Calendar Coordinator
  • Music Calendar Coordinator
  • Music Librarian
  • Grantwriter
  • Underwriting Manager

Need more information or interested? Contact volunteer@portsmouthcommunityradio.org or call 603-430-9722 and leave a message for Jean or Tim.

Prescott Arts FestivalWSCA Hosting Community Showcase at the Prescott Park Arts Festival!!

Prescott Park Arts Festival and Portsmouth Community Radio team up to showcase community artists Thursdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. right before Oliver! WSCA Djs will MC the show. Visit our table and learn more about what you can do to support community radio or get involved.

Thu, Jul 6 TBA
Thu, Jul 13 THE GROOVETONES, a local 4-piece classic rock and roll band playing popular cover tunes from the 1960's and 1970's
Thu, Jul 16 TBA
Thu, Aug 3 TBA
Thu, Aug 17 THE MOLENES, a Portsmouth-based four-piece band that blends hard twang, swaggering alt-country, swamp rock, and melodic jangle-pop in a set of compelling all-original songs.
Sun, Aug 20 ARTS ROCHESTER, showcasing a variety of pieces from their jazz and ballet youth ensembles

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE Positions Available! See the linked document to find out more about the following positions. Contact Eric Pearce and Hilary Niles at programming@portsmouthcommunityradio.org or Hilary at 603.969.8004 for more information.

Available Positions include:

  • Program Director
  • Program Log Coordinator
  • Announcement Coordinators: Underwriting, PSA, Community Calendar, Station Announcements, Program Ticklers
  • Political File Manager
  • Flex Time an Re-Broadcast Coordinator
  • Archiving Librarian
  • Programming Committee Chair/Co-Chairs

Community Calendar Submissions: would you like to hear your community program or event announced on-the-air on Portsmouth Community Radio's Community Calendar? Send your notifications to calendar@portsmouthcommunityradio.org! Please send your announcement as far in advance as possible to ensure time for processing. Guidelines: Please limit calendar submissions to 75 words, and avoid specific calls to action or overly commercial language. Portsmouth Community Radio reserves the right to edit announcements for length, content, or to adhere to FCC Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation!

ou can stream WSCA-LP on the web by going to http://www.wirenh.com, click on the "wire radio" button, then click on the "listen" link for Portsmouth Community Radio. If all of the streaming connections ae being used or you have problems connecting, please email us the details at radio@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

View our schedule. We have recently updated our program schedule. Our trusty automation computer, affectionately known as DJ Otis, will handle things when we don't have a live DJ in the studio. Let us know what you think by emailing radio@portsmouthcommunityradio.org! If you are interested in doing a show, there are still a few open slots. Download our program proposal form and send it in to us.

WSCA needs your continued suport. Please become a Member or an Underwriter TODAY. Our regular Underwriting Fee Schedule is now available, and includes rates ranging from $2 to $4 per acknowledgement, depending upon the time and size of the package purchased. Underwriting can be tailored to your needs, and starts with packages as inexpensive as $120 for 30 acknowledgements. To find out more, click on this underwriting link, or contact Tim Stone at
tstone@portsmouthcommunityradio.org or call 430-9722 and leave a message for Tim.

Contact Us:
Community [On-Air] Calendar - (Open: Volunteer Needed!): calendar@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
Music Calendar - vacant: musiccalendar@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
General questions:
Board of Trustees - Rob Ciandella: rciandella@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
(Interim) General Manager - Tim Stone: tstone@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
Program Director - (Open: Volunteer Needed!): programming@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

Music Department - Chad Beisswanger and Victoria Smith: music@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
News Director - Lars Trodson:
Engineering Department - Eric Pearce and Fran Clark: engineering@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
Production Department - Alex Case and Eric Reuter:
Personnel Director - Hilary Niles: hniles@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
(Interim) Development Chair - Tim Stone: tstone@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
Training Coordinators - Jenny Petersen and Doug Simmons: training@portsmouthcommunityradio.org
Volunteer Coordinator - Jean Proulx: volunteer@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

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