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    Pledge Drive Shows: The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - December 2nd - 7-8 pm - Host: DJ Big Brother / Then Stay Tuned for “Lives in the Balance” 8-9 pm
    December 1st, 2012

    The Free Speech Zone and Lives In The Balance hosts the Harvest the Power
    of Community WSCA pledge drive on Sunday, December 1st, 2012. Please call
    and support the diverse programming you will only hear on Portsmouth
    Community Radio. Thank you very much.

    NOVEMBER 30, 2012

    Dear Friends,

    Look what we’re brewing up over at Portsmouth Community Radio! This very cool mug is just one of the many reasons why you should consider making a donation to Portsmouth Community Radio during our eight-day Harvest the Power of Community drive, which began on Thursday, November 29.

    “This drive is an opportunity to celebrate our eight years of local, independent, and commercial-free programming produced by local folks for our community,” said Jean Proulx, the station’s Pledge Drive Director. “Although WSCA is all volunteer, nearly 100 strong, we still have operating costs in order to stay on air. As we look to our ninth year, we’re reaching out to our listeners to support us in our Harvest the Power of Community drive. Our goal is to reach $25,000. Our listenership understands the importance of local programming - this simply isn’t available anywhere else.”

    Making a pledge by calling 603-430-9722 (for this brand new, oversized mug or a newly designed T-shirt - or both if you pledge $106.10 or more) is a great way to show your support for Portsmouth Community Radio. And, throughout the drive, WSCA will be donating the first dollar of every pledge to disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

    Keep reading for more reasons to become a member or to renew your membership!

    One of the highlights of our Harvest the Power of Community drive is our Live Music Marathon scheduled for Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shawn Henderson, host of Stay Tuned and Live Stay Tuned (Fridays, 1:30-5 p.m.), has assembled 17 acts to perform throughout the day in the studio to be broadcast over the airwaves.

    Be sure to tune in or come on down to the station at 909 Islington Street and pledge to be entered to win a $400 gift certificate generously donated by Portsmouth Kayak Company.

    Check out the amazing lineup Shawn has put together for our Live Music Marathon:
    10:00: Steve Carrigan/Bruce MacIntyre/Jim Pendergast (Celtic/Folk/Holiday)
    10:30: Sea Reeds (Classical Clarinet Quartet)
    11:00: Charlie Strater/Kate Redgate (Roots/Americana)
    12:00: Cormac McCarthy (Singer/Songwriter)
    12:30: Jason Crigler (Singer/Songwriter)
    1:00: Carol Coronis/Ramona Connelly (World Music)
    1:30: Don Watson (Singer/Songwriter)
    2:00: Spirit Family Reunion (Old-Timey/Folk)
    3:00: Ed Gerhard (Instrumental)

     3:30: Samuel James (Blues)
    4:00: Andrea Szirbik (Pop)
    4:30: Cedar Mountain Boys (Bluegrass)
    5:00: Joe Young (Singer/Songwriter)
    5:30: Lunch at the Dump (Bluegrass)
    6:00: Liz Frame (Roots/Americana)
    6:30: One Step Up (Pop)
    7:00: RMS Five (Gospel Choir Holiday)

    Fall 2012 Pledge Drive Premiums Announced

    We at Portsmouth Community Radio are pleased to announce that we will be offering the following premiums during our Harvest the Power of Community drive:
    •     Two sets of tickets to the Players’ Ring Theatre
    •     A gift certificate to Moe’s Italian Sandwiches
    •     Two marble cutting boards from Arens Stoneworks of Greenland
    •     Yoga class cards from 3 Bridges Yoga
    •     Weekly guitar lessons for a month from Ryan Levasseur
    •     A gift package from Lion’s Tooth Wellness of Dover
    •     A gift certificate from Jessica Todd Salon worth $200
    •     A $50 gift certificate from Flatbread Co.
    •     A $50 gift certificate from the Portsmouth Brewery
    •     Five tickets to Sonata Arctica December 7 at the Worcester Palladium donated by Black Trip
    •     Five passes to Strawberry Banke Museum
    •     Two CDs or two free downloads from Featherscale

          •     A color print of mill buildings and the Cocheco River by Dee Hebert
    Thanks again to all of the businesses who have generously donated these premiums to Portsmouth Community Radio. More premiums keep coming in for special surprise giveaways each day or for our Premium of the Day drawings. Tune in to find out how to win!

     

    Under the Radar - A “TRIPLE PLAY” Pledge Drive Holiday Edition Show - Monday - Dec. 3rd - 8-10pm
    December 1st, 2012

    Tune into WSCA-LP 106.1 FM Portsmouth, NH on the first Monday of each month. from 8-10PM, for the Seacoast’s only Big Band show—”Under the Radar”-Big Band Mondays“. Join your host Steve on the first Monday of each month. Since February 2010 Steve has been playing the hits, near misses, and any and all types of big band music from one of the greatest eras in American music.

    The upcoming show on Monday December 3rd will be a very special show. You’ll get a triple play from the Under the Radar crew. That’s right not only will Steve be on the air with his Big Band sounds but his co-hosts will be the rest of the Under the Radar gang. Rounding out this triple play will be Ms. Jenny Freeman who will bring along some Soul Vaccination and Mr. Jean Gagne, he of the sultry voice and the softer side of Rock’n Roll. The UTR crew will be playing holiday songs and songs about money. You say money!!—well yes! Because it’s the Under the Radar Pledge Drive show.  With giveaways, special music for the occasion, some fun conversation and who knows what else for your listening pleasure, all to celebrate WSCA’s 8 years on the local airwaves and to be a major part of the Pledge Drive.

    So jump-jive and wail with the Big Bands the first Monday of each month on WSCA 106.1 FM from 8-10PM. And don’t forget, to circle the date of December 3rd,  for the  special Pledge Drive- Holiday Edition of Under the Radar, Big Band, from 8 to 10PM.

     Don’t forget to follow the Under the Radar crew on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/UnderTheRadarPortsmouthCommunityRadio.

    You can email the Under the Radar gang at…… wscautr@yahoo.com

    And remember, ‘Steve, loves you madly’

    Posted in Tune in to hear
    Scratchy 45s & Beyond - Special Pledge Drive Show - “Bubble Gum” Music - Dec 1st - 9 am - Noon - with Supersport and The Spindoctor
    November 29th, 2012

    On Saturday, December 1st,  starting at 9 AM “Scratchy 45s & Beyond” will feature a special Pledge Drive show focusing on “Bubble Gum” music.
    Supersport and co-host Louie “The Spindoctor” will team up once again and do what they must to earn your financial support during the WSCA 2012 Fall Pledge Drive.

    Tune in for those “bubble gum” memories you grew up with, zaniness, fun, and whatever else bubbles up during the 3 hour show.

    We invite you to call into the show (603-430-9722)  with your requests and pledges helping us carry on into our ninth year.

    We are 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio conntinuing the tradition and service to our local community and world wide web listeners.  (603) 430-WSCA or become a member using our website at wscafm.org.

    Tags: Bubble Gum Music, Scratchy 45s and Beyond, Spindoctor, Supersport, WSCA Fall Pledge Drive
    Posted in Special Pledge Drive Show, Special Show, Tune in to hear
    The Jazz Boys - Thursday - November 1st - 1 to 3 pm - Great Jazz with Gordon and Francis… The Jazz Boys -
    October 31st, 2012

     

    Hey all,

    With the storm of the century now behind us, its time to brew a nice cup of cappacino or 2, and sit back and relax…..and enjoy 2 hours of great jazz!

    When?  Thursday Nov 1st  1 to 3pm

    Where?  WSCA-FM  106.1 - Portsmouth Community Radio  Also streaming from the internet at www.wscafm.org

    A great show as always!

    Join Your Hosts,  Gordon and Francis

    Tags: Gordon and Francis, Jazz, The Jazz Boys
    Posted in Special Show, Tune in to hear
    Thursday - August 9th - 10am-Noon- “Fine Aged Rock” with Guest DJ Gordon Sharpless - with his Salute to Good Old Summer Time!!
    August 8th, 2012

    DJ Gordon….                 The Cooooolest Cat!

    Hey all you coooool cats!

    Thursday,  Aug 9th I’ll be filling in for Burt Cohen’s Fine Aged Rock and I’ll be spinning all the great SURFING tunes from the late 1950’s to late 1990’s!  You know these guys:  Dick Dale and the Del-Tones; The Ventures; The Beach Boys; The Surfaris; The Rivieras; and LOTS MORE!

    Its a Celebration and Salute to Good Old Summer Time in the good old U.S. of A!!  The weather promises to remain sunny and HOT; the waves will be just right!  So all we need is The Music!

    This all happens Thurs. Aug 9th from 10am to 12 noon.  Grab your transistor radio and tune in! WHERE?  Locally on the airwaves at 106.1 FM  Portsmouth Community Radio - WSCA  Or… Find us On the net streaming across the globe; just go to our web page and listen live!

    Remember, Catch a Wave and your sittin’ on top of the world!! Don’t miss it!

    Gordon Sharpless

    PAWsitive Thoughts - Thursday - March 15th - 2-3 PM - Host: Jean Proulx - Topic: Amazing and Misunderstood Wildlife
    March 14th, 2012



    Did you know that bats play a large role in supporting human health, forestry, and agriculture?  Or that snakes maintain small mammal populations which in turn helps to grow the crops we rely on for food?  These amazing and often misunderstood animals will be celebrated as we discuss their natural histories and dispel common myths with inspiring host Jean Proulx on her PAWSitive Thoughts radio show.

    Listeners are encouraged to come down and visit, and may be able to meet “Brownie” the big brown bat, and “ZIpper” the corn snake!  We’ll also discuss turtles and how to help them this spring, and upcoming events like our 4th annual Make Way for Ducklings program!  FMI visit: www.wscafm.org.

    “Fine Aged Rock” - Thursday - March 15th - 10 am to Noon - Guest Host: Gordon Sharpless
    March 14th, 2012

     

    I’ll be doing Burt’s show again this Thursday. Last week I played what I call “Bubble Gum Music” from the early 1960’s… This week we’ll move to the end of the 1960’s decade, to 1968 and 1969, and play some psychedelic and Viet Nam protest music.

    On the WSCA stage will be the likes of: Eric Burdon & The Animals; Country Joe & The Fish; Jerry Lee Lewis; Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon; The Ronnetts; The Amboy Dukes; The Blues Project; The Blues Magoos; Barry McGuire; Dell Shannon; The Vanilla Fudge; It’s a Beautiful Day; The Moody Blues; and The Iron Butterfly.

    Hope to see you all Thursday on the radio! We are: WSCA, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM – LP. Catch it on the net at our web site, just click listen on line.

    I happens Thurs March 15th, 10am to 12 noon.  It’s the Ides of March!

    The Burt Cohen Show will follow at noon to 1pm.

    Gordon

    Fine Aged Rock - Thursday - March 8th - 10 AM - Noon - Guest Host: Gordon Sharpless - Burt’s Away and this Cat’s Gunna’ Play!
    March 7th, 2012

    Burt’s away…. and the Cats are gunna play….  antique Old Time Rock and Roll music, that is!!!!

    I’ll be dusting off the 1960s Juke Box and playing as many  tunes I can cram into 2 hours …with as little  talk as possible

    Its this Thursday, 10am to noon, right here on  WSCA, Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1 FM!

    Yes we are also streaming on the net. Go to the PCR website and click, “Listen Now”.

    Its Oldies but Goodies Time, and I’m a SuperSport wanna be!   Put on your dancin’shoes!

    and it looks to be a great day to put the top down on the Chevy and do some serious cruzin’ with the radio blasttin!.

    Thurs  3/8, 10 to noon…….Oldies ROCK AND ROLL!  Fine Aged ROCK!!

    Gordon

    PAWsitive Thoughts - March 8th - Thursday - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Guest: Author Layne Case from Barrington, NH - Author of “Charlie” Books
    March 6th, 2012

    Jean’s special guest will be Author Layne Case from Barrington, NH.

    In Layne’s words..

    “Yes, my main character is “Charlie”, a dog who is different from other dogs.  He has a three foot tail.  In the first book, his tail gets him in trouble so he decides to run away from home because he’s feeling unloved and unwanted.  My message…how our feelings and emotions affect our decisions and that being different is okay.

    In the sequels (“Charlie and His New Friend” and “Charlie and His Neighbor”), Charlie’s tail (his difference) will always do something positive.  My message…our differences are to be celebrated and can influence our lives in a positive way.  The next two books that are in draft form are “Charlie and the School Bully”, (this is from the perspective of the bystander), and “Charlie and His Lost Friend” (addresses abandonment issues). ”

    “Author Layne Case is from Barrington, NH. Her first children’s book “Charlie” was written during the early 1970’s while working towards her Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science. She has also been writing poetry since 1983 and always planned to publish them one day.

    Layne started AMITY Publications in 2007 when she decided to publish her poetry and children’s book. That was the beginning of her career as a published author. And, that is what started her on her journey as a child advocate.

    Layne’s first edition of “Inspirations from My Family & Friends” and “Charlie” were released in June 2007. She designed a literacy program that would hold the attention of the children with whom she would be sharing her story. So, she created large poster board size illustrations to help tell them about “Charlie”.

    In 2009, “Charlie and His New Friend” was released when Layne and Pat Sciacca, the original illustrator of “Charlie” and Layne’s sister, collaborated once again after 35 years.

     

     

    In 2011, “Charlie and His Neighbor”    was released.  In this third book, Charlie befriends little Meezer, a Siamese kitten, who is “different” from his siblings.  And, he can’t seem to stay focused.

    Each book was written to help children understand that our differences is what makes us who we are and should be celebrated.  Charlie will always use his “tail” which is what makes him different, to do something positive.

     

    Layne designed her literacy program “Read Up! Write On! Literacy Rules!” for schools and child care centers as a way of keeping literacy at the top of the list of what is most important in our educational system. Her theme “Celebrating Our Differences” was developed as she became more and more immersed in the world of Autism, becoming a representative for Future Horizons, the world leading publishers of resources for autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. And, with bullying. reaching epidemic proportions because of people being “different”, this confirmed that her program was of the utmost importance now more than ever.

     

    Layne has years of teaching experience in many different environments. She has taught children in the traditional school setting classroom as well as in her health care facility, offering skill building “Gymboree” exercise programs. She also taught adult health & fitness programs, marketing and motivational workshops. One of her most rewarding experiences was teaching computer courses which she designed for inmates at the Strafford Country Jail in Dover, NH. It was here that she knew she could make a difference.

    Be sure to tune in and listen to this most interesting guest on PAWsitive Thoughts… 2 to 3 pm - on March 8th.

     

     

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - February 26th - 7-8pm - Host: DJ Big Brother / Then Stay Tuned for “Lives in the Balance” - 8-9pm
    February 23rd, 2012

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night February 26th at 7 pm to hear an Agony Column Podcast interview with Matt Taibbi, author of the bestseller Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History. The financial crisis that exploded in 2008 isn’t past but prologue. The grifter class, made up of the largest players in the financial industry and the politicians who do their bidding, has been growing in power, and the crisis was only one terrifying manifestation of how they’ve hijacked America’s political and economic life.  Matt Taibbi has combined deep sources, trailblazing reportage, and provocative analysis to create the most lucid, emotionally galvanizing  account yet written of this ongoing American crisis. He offers fresh reporting on the backroom deals of the bailout; tells the story of Goldman Sachs, the “vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity”; and uncovers the hidden commodities bubble that transferred billions of dollars to Wall Street while creating food shortages around the world. Griftopia is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the labyrinthine inner workings of this country, and the profound consequences for us all. A brilliantly illuminating and darkly comic tale of the ongoing financial and political crisis in America.

    On WSCA-LP 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio (streaming via
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.orgfor those outside the broadcast signal limits) 

    Then stay tuned for some great music on Lives In The Balance from 8 to 9 pm.  

    Kind regards,  Brad  aka dj Big Brother
    djbigbrother@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    “The people, unfortunately, are still very ignorant,
    and are kept in ignorance by the systematic efforts
    of all the governments, who consider this ignorance,
    not without good reason, as one of the essential
    conditions of their own power.”  ~ Mikhail Bakunin  1871
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    The Free Speech Zone   with dj Big Brother
              glimpses of sanity and truth
                     Sundays  7:00-8:00 pm
                       WSCA-LP   106.1 FM  

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    Lives In The Balance: songs of social and political import
        that you won’t hear on brain-dead corporate radio
                            with   dj  Big Brother                              
             Sundays  8:00-9:00 pm  WSCA-LP  106.1 FM 
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    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW!
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    Pawsitive Thoughts - Thursday - Feb 23rd - 2-3 pm - Host: Jean Proulx - Guest: Loretta Allison and Alaina Goodnough of CVHS.
    February 23rd, 2012

    Tune in to “Pawsitive Thoughts” on WSCA 106.1 on February 23 to hear Executive Director, Loretta Allison, and Volunteer Coordinator, Alaina Goodnough, talk about some of the wonderful things happening at CVHS! You can also listen online on the Portsmouth Community Radio website, portsmouthcommunityradio.org.

    Cocheco Valley Humane Society website:  http://cvhsonline.org/

    The Free Speech Zone - Sunday Feb 19 - 7-8 pm - Host: DJ Big Brother - Then Stay Tuned for “Lives in the Balance” 8-9 pm
    February 16th, 2012

     

    Tune in to The Free Speech Zone on Sunday night February 19th at 7 pm to hear a Natural News TV interview with John Perkins, titled: 2012, Government Corruption & More. Jonathan Landsman from NaturalHealth365.com and Mike Adams interview New York Times best selling author, John Perkins. Discussed is the state of the global economy, the changing atmosphere of world politics, and what John believes is in store for us in 2012. Perkins is the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Secret History of the American Empire and Hoodwinked, among other books. John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit.


    On WSCA-LP 106.1 FM - Portsmouth Community Radio (streaming via
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.orgfor those outside the broadcast signal limits) 

    Then stay tuned for some great music on Lives In The Balance from 8 to 9 pm.  

    Kind regards,  Brad  aka dj Big Brother
    djbigbrother@portsmouthcommunityradio.org

    “The people, unfortunately, are still very ignorant,
    and are kept in ignorance by the systematic efforts
    of all the governments, who consider this ignorance,
    not without good reason, as one of the essential
    conditions of their own power.”  ~ Mikhail Bakunin  1871
    ************************************************************************
    The Free Speech Zone   with dj Big Brother
              glimpses of sanity and truth
                     Sundays  7:00-8:00 pm
                       WSCA-LP   106.1 FM  

    **************************************************************************
    Lives In The Balance: songs of social and political import
        that you won’t hear on brain-dead corporate radio
                            with   dj  Big Brother                              
             Sundays  8:00-9:00 pm  WSCA-LP  106.1 FM 
    ***************************************************************************
    “Do the best that you can in the place where you are and be kind”
    ~ Scott Nearing

    SUPPORT PORTSMOUTH COMMUNITY RADIO ~ JOIN NOW!
    www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org

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