Better Radio is a low-power FM station run and managed by betterArts out of its location at Better Farm in Redwood. That station, in conjunction with betterArts' website, provides content to individuals living locally (via WAIB nd worldwide (via podcasts, live streaming, and sound files).

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WHAT DOES BETTER RADIO BROADCAST?

Better Radio broadcasts talk shows, live and pre-recorded music, interviews, story-telling, news, weather, fishing reports, poetry, garden guides, and much more. Anyone who would like to get involved is invited to email us at info@betterarts.org. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page by clicking here!

HOW IS BETTER RADIO FUNDED?

betterArts has received a community grant from Best Buy; the funds of which have been designated for New Media training for teenagers in the North Country. Funds from this grant are used to purchase recording equipment and train young adults in a variety of disciplines. Better Radio programming educates students on principles of recording, uploading, syncing, mixing, digitally editing, creating podcasts, and producing content in a way that draws attention to our community. Content created by these students will be transmitted via the web and FM radio.

Additional funds are provided by underwriters and sponsors. All donations are 100-percent tax-deductible. To support this project, email info@betterarts.org.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF BETTER RADIO?

  • Invigorate the community by offering residents timely, relevant material about the people who make this region so special

  • To highlight the musicians, farmers, artists, doers, movers, shakers, and old-timers who have contributed so much to the community

  • To provide students hands-on experience focusing on local stories, musicians, individuals, and businesses while honing broadcast journalism and New Media skills—and reinvigorating their interests in their educations

  • To train individuals in New Media, thereby helping them keep up with the ever-changing technological landscape and make them more attractive to future employers and schools

  • Offer an alternative educational environment that is hands-on and creative

  • Initiate a residency and internship program that allows individuals access to a premier New Media education at no monetary cost to them

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF BETTER RADIO?

Our expected impact of the program:

  • To call attention to this unique community, comprised of multi-generational farm families and growing soldier community

  • To increase students' confidence in their abilities and show them ways to apply their natural creativity to technical work

  • To foster a pilot radio station program that will flourish in years to come and provide the community with entertainment and thought-provoking commentary

  • To create podcasts streamed over the Internet, thereby reaching an even larger audience

  • To initiate a residency program inviting young adults to visit our campus and receive top-notch training in New Media

To become a sponsor, partner, or to volunteer, contact us at info@betterarts.org.