By Victoria Gaither
RUTLAND—WEXP Community Radio for Rutland County and Killington Valley has kicked off the station’s spring fundraising campaign. The radio campaign will run May through June.
Since non-commercial stations like WEXP 101.5 FM legally cannot accept advertisements, they raise operating capital for the station through donations, notably from listeners.
Radio Personality, Uncle Dave, said, “We do a different kind of radio here; we are a non-commercial station, so you don’t have whole blocks of commercials; it’s about music and about community.”
The community radio station —broadcasting from the campus on the Vermont Food Center in downtown Rutland — plays good old rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, country, and community talk.
It’s more than just music, explained Uncle Dave, “We have a nice group of people here at the radio station.”
From May and June, listeners will be treated to a line-up of in-studio performers at 12-noon.
Shows are live and Uncle Dave says they have a great line-up of local artists.
For more information, to listen or to donate visit wexp.org/about.php.