FAQ’s about 91.9 FM WITT Community Radio
1. Who is involved in WITT?
WITT is comprised of volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors whom support community radio in Central Indiana. The Board members are: Jim Walsh, Matt Masters, Denise Ayre, John Ayre, Kevin Farrell, Joe Walsh (no, not the rock-god), Angela Walsh and Susie McCormick.
Support has expanded to include individuals involved in the local music industry, volunteer coordinators, graphic designers, public relations professionals, musicians and others that have identified a personal talent to contribute to community radio.
YOU can be involved in WITT! Please e-mail email@example.com and request to volunteer!
2. When is WITT going to launch on-air?
WITT commenced broadcasting in June 2009.
3. What is WITT’s programming mix?
WITT airs an eclectic mix of music, live performing arts broadcasts, radio theater, storytelling, local issues coverage and other programs that serve Central Indiana.
Programs are produced by community members and volunteers and evaluated by the WITT program committee. The purpose of the WITT program committee is to ensure diversity, appropriate content for all ages and to evaluate their success and popularity.
4. What is the difference between Community Radio and Public Radio?
Community Radio is more localized and represents the diverse interests and concerns of the community where it is located. It is run entirely by volunteers, and provides unparalleled access to the studio via diverse programming. WITT features an eclectic mix of music which distinguishes it from any other radio station in Central Indiana.
5. I am a musician and would like you to play some of my stuff. Can I send you some music?
Thank you for your interest in having your music aired on 91.9 WITT FM! Please send us your CD with a bio and description of the genre(s) that your music is a part of.
Please send these items to:
WITT Community Radio
P.O. Box 20563
Indianapolis, IN 46220
6. I am in a band and would like to play at a WITT event. How do I get involved?
We are thrilled to work with local Indianapolis musicians and bands that want to help WITT Community Radio through their ability to participate in shows and outreach events.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
7. I am interested in volunteering. How can I get involved?
91.9 WITT FM is going to need lots of help from volunteers now and in the future! WITT is a volunteer-driven effort, and only with the gifts and talents of community members can we make the station a success. Our primary need is for a volunteer coordinator, but WITT needs support in the following areas: fund-raising, promotion, web development and community outreach/networking. Though we are certainly interested in the gifts that you have that may fall outside of these areas such as on-air announcing, programming, news, community news gathering, public affairs, library etc.
Please consider making a donation to 91.9 WITT FM using the “Donate” link above. Any amount will support the many benefits of community radio to Central Indiana.
Please send us an e-mail: email@example.com. Thank you!
8. I am interested in hosting a radio program on WITT. What is the process for creating and airing a program?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your program ideas and for airing rates. WITT requires all programs to be prerecorded and underwritten. An underwriting spot is an announcement made on public broadcasting outlets in exchange for funding. These spots usually mention the name of the sponsor, and can resemble traditional advertising in commercial broadcasting. However, there are legal restrictions, such as a prohibition of making product claims, announcing prices, or providing an incentive to buy a product or service. In the U.S., these restrictions apply to all non-commercial educational stations, and even for non-sponsoring companies and products.
9. Still not getting this underwriting deal, can you clarify further?
Underwriting announcements are strictly for the identification of the sponsor, their products and services, and cannot specifically promote these products and services.
Do’s & Don’ts for Underwriters
- Establish your organization’s name and location
- Describe your main products and services
- Include a telephone number, address or website
- Incorporate a well-established, recognizable corporate slogan
- Make value-neutral statements about your product or service
- Mention how long you have been in business, if you wish
- State that your company or business supports WITT or one of its programs
- Use comparative, qualitative or suggestive language
- Address the usefulness, convenience or advantages of the product or service
- Mention prices, interest rates, or indications of savings associated with product
- Include any use of the first or second person
- Employ inducements to buy, sell, rent, lease, borrow or loan
- Issue any calls to action
- Advocate any matter of public interest
10. Where is WITT located?
WITT’s transmitter is located in Boone County and covers the communities of Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Lebanon, Greenwood, Broad Ripple and Indianapolis. Our studio is in Broad Ripple.