WHCP hosting open house Saturday
CAMBRIDGE — WHCP 101.5 is in its fourth year as Cambridge’s Community Radio station, and is celebrating with a “Listen Local, Listen Live” Open House at 516 Race Street in downtown Cambridge from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
The public is invited to attend the free event to enjoy live bands playing throughout the day in WHCP’s Groove City Studio. Among those scheduled to entertain will be Anne Watts, Kentavius Jones, Laura Todd, Ian Ledger, Emma Myers, Bobby Reed and the One and Only “Bilvis.”
The creators and hosts of WHCP’s music and talk programs will be on hand to welcome visitors and greet listeners at the open house. They’ll also fill in between the bands’ sets by interviewing band members and other hosts and playing recorded music.
Stop by for a tour of the production facilities and meet your favorite on-air personalities.
Food and fun will be at 516 Race Street, home to the new WHCP production facilities and Groove City Studio. The day will be the finale to WHCP’s week-long annual membership drive.
With each new or renewing membership, a 2019 WHCP Cambridge Community Calendar will be included as part of the exciting “Thanks for Listening Local” gift package. Also included in the package for Individual and Family Memberships are a cool WHCP Coffee Mug, a WHCP Koozie, WHCP’s quarterly Newsletter, and a voucher for a ticket to a “Give Back Community” live concert at WHCP’s Groove City Studio.
Family Memberships receive all of this plus a second calendar and a second voucher for a Groove City Studio “Give Back Community” concert. The Tower Membership includes everything included in a Family Membership plus an additional coffee mug and a free WHCP Firefly radio (a $35 value).
The first 50 Family and Tower memberships receive a free movie pass every month to Cambridge Premier Cinemas. The Individual WHCP Membership is $25, a Family Membership is $50, and a Tower Membership is $101.50. Log onto whcp.org to become a member or to renew. Or even better, stop in at 516 Race Street on Saturday, October 27th to WHCP’s “Listen Local, Listen Live” Open House, meet your favorite show hosts and pick up your “Thanks for Listening Local” gift package when you join or renew.
WHCP launched its unique programming line-up on July 4, 2015 as a low-power community radio station on 101.5 FM, and with worldwide streaming at whcp.org. Each day WHCP offers a wide variety of local and national talk shows and musical entertainment including blues, big band, jazz, oldies, folk, classic rock, alternative rock, country and Celtic.
The popular station continues to achieve its community-oriented goals, such as providing a free radio reading service for the visually impaired and an in-house media communications training program for high school and college interns.
WHCP, which plays a variety of programming including blues, big band, jazz, oldies, folk, classic rock, alternative rock, country and Celtic, is nonprofit, allvolunteer, commercial-free and listener- and sponsorsupported. For more information go to whcp.org or call 443-637-6000.