WZBT Equipment Enhancement Fund
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WZBT, Gettysburg College’s student-run radio station, needs your help. Our studio microphones and monitors/speakers, along with the component that allows us to broadcast phone calls, have been dutifully performing for over a decade, two decades, and in some cases more, but now it is time to replace them. We would also like to replace our studio headphones and purchase two new turntables so that DJs can spin the vinyl in our music library. Unfortunately, these purchases exceed the capacity of our annual budget, so we seek to raise $5,000 for this new equipment.
As many of you may already know, WZBT has proudly served the college and surrounding community since receiving its first FCC license in 1976 by airing programming unique to the region. In 2006, WZBT expanded its reach by streaming the station on its website and via apps such as Tune In, allowing listeners to enjoy WZBT anytime and just about anywhere. We would like to continue our mission by becoming a greater partner with, and more flexible resource for, the Gettysburg community, both town and gown. These equipment upgrades are essential to creating more opportunities for WZBT to enrich its musical and, particularly, informational programming.
In addition, by assisting us with these replacements and upgrades, you will be helping WZBT to make operating the station and broadcasting a live show a much more professional and fulfilling experience for students. Through their involvement in WZBT, students are able to refine their critical-thinking and communications skills, as well as to broaden their sense of the inter-relatedness of all knowledge and make connections between their classroom experience and the concerns of the wider community. Your tax-deductible gift will help WZBT lead Gettysburg College’s student media into the future. Please support this initiative today, and spread the word to all past WZBT alumni and supporters.
If you have any questions about the project, please don't hesitate to contact WZBT Station Manager Karl Segletes (email@example.com), WZBT Program Director Doug Kowalewski (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WZBT Advisor Mark Drew (email@example.com). Also feel free to check us out on Facebook, Twitter @wzbt, Instagram, or on the web at wzbt.org.