WWCF: Milestones and Future Goals
We’ve come a long way with WWCF since we embarked on our radio journey in 2013, and there’s still a great deal to accomplish this year and in the years to come. Our plans are to add on-air personalities, voiced music recaps, online streaming, and more live and local programs. However, none of these additions will be possible anytime soon without the required funds. Even continuing to operate the station as it exists at the moment has significant costs. We require financial contributions from individuals and businesses to reach WWCF’s maximum potential and provide a better experience for our listeners.
Here we’ve outlined the various additions and improvements we have planned for the station.
An important milestone has been the IRS approval of our 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which allows donations to the station to be tax deductible (based upon the donors tax situation).
Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Inc., a Maryland non-profit corporation that owns and operates WWCF Radio, received it’s letter of determination from the IRS regarding our application for 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code effective May 31, 2013. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Inc., has been further classified as a public charity under specific IRS Code section(s).
Voice Recaps, Additional On-Air Personalities
Currently there are no voice recaps of music sets simply due to the time required to record voice tracks and the lack of knowledgeable programmers. Music tracks and artist information can be seen on the WWCF website but we feel very strongly that listeners of the station need to receive the same information, as well as informative music and community commentary from our programmers. This is one of our most important goals, as we feel getting to hear from our programmers, with their knowledge and personal touch, will greatly enrich the listening experience and help WWCF stand out as a unique local radio station on the dial.
More Live Programming
Nearly all of our programming is automated at the moment. This doesn’t mean we hit “shuffle” and let a computer handle the special job of selecting artist, song and album and organizing the songs into a cohesive set. All the music sets you hear on WWCF are edited by hand to produce programming that flows and transitions well. Music sets at WWCF are usually thematic in structure with common threads that connect a mulitude of genres and support an interesting concept. Our vision is to have more live programming from DJs here in our studios rather than through machines and automated playlists.
Local Event Promotion and Coverage
One of the missions of WWCF is to be a part of the local communities. WWCF envisions coverage and promotion of local music events, the potential for providing journalism and broadcasting opportunities for students, as well as broadcasting local announcements and PSAs for other non-profit organizations. WWCF plans to become involved with local music venues and promote concerts and festivals which support the musicians that are a part of our programming. WWCF also envisions airing local concerts and interviews with national and local musicians. WWCF is a catalyst between the musician and the listener, helping to propel the artists to a wider audience, exposing our listeners to great music and expanding the enjoyment of all concerned.