WHCP host­ing open house Satur­day

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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.

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