News and Updates

10/13/16

BFR Celebrates Community Media Day!

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Boston Free Radio is so excited to announce that we will be hosting a Free Speech Pop-Up BFR Station on Thursday, October 20th right outside Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Square. Want to get involved? Email hmack@scatvsomerville.org!

Schedule

12-1: Kickoff w/ Alderman Matt McLaughlin

1-2 Scout Magazine Takeover w/ Em and Friends

2-3 Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism Takeover w/ Jason and Chris

3-4 Teen Intern Takeover w/ Desi and Ben

5-7pm The Villen’s Den w/ Chris Haskell

 

6/16/16

New Live shows on BFR!

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Boston Free Radio is excited to welcome a number of new LIVE shows to the station! Check out descriptions below :)

Tuesdays @ 2-3pm: Hosted by Station Manager Heather Mack every Tuesday from 2-3pm, check out the freshest, greenest, dopest new tracks from Boston’s best local bands on Fresh Greenz. Featuring a live concert report and encouraging callers to weigh in on local art and music topics, this show brings you an eclectic mix of all things local. Finally, some green on the scene–only on bostonfreeradio.com. Have something fresh and green that you want played on the air? Contact hmack@scatvsomerville.org and send us your stuff!

Thursdays @ 5-7pm:  Local Somerville Times reporter and man about town Chris Haskell hosts The Villen’s Den, featuring live bands, the latest news, and an eclectic variety of local topics to keep you engaged and informed about the latest, coolest stuff on the Somerville scene.

Fridays @ 11-12pm: Tune into Techno Trash every Friday morning from 11-12 for music you didn’t know you liked and news you didn’t know you needed. Reporter Cole Rosengren will be playing his favorite tracks to help you get through the end of the week, talking about his experiences on the trash beat and sharing some local news along the way. Find more info on Facebook and Twitter.

Fridays @ 8pm-10pm: Want to help solve the Rock N’ Roll Crisis? Tune in to the Sleazegrinder Supershowwhere Stacy DC and Ken McIntyre run riot through the thorny underworld of Boston Rock n’ Roll. Every Friday night 8-10 ET only on Boston Free Radio.

Also excited to welcome Titans of TV (Fridays @ 3pm-4pm) and Talking Hendrix (Wednesdays @ 6-7pm), more info to come soon in the DJ Bios page! 

 

6/6/16

Throwback Jueves and Duck Village Update!
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Hey all,

Just wanted to throw out some information about some super rad events that our fabulous Boston Free Radio DJs will be performing at this month.

The first one, coming up this Wednesday (6/8), features DJ OLE MIC ODD of Flexible Relief  (Fridays from 7-8pm) spinning an all-vinyl set at Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville from 10-11:30pm at the Duck Village Stage. FB event link here.

Then, coming up on June 30th, we will be hosting our second edition of our new monthly residency at Cantina La Mexicana, Throwback Jueves! This month’s event will feature DJ HRTSTPPR of Snacks and Treats and will go from around 9-11:00pm. FB event link here. 

Come on out and dance with us, hope to see you all there!

All the best,

Heather Mack, Station Manager

5/9/2016

BFR Station Manager Update!

My name’s Heather McCormack and I am so excited to be a part of the SCATV Team! My first 3 weeks as the new BFR Station Manager/Youth Media Coordinator have been filled with energy. I’ve been thrilled to be learning the ins and outs of Boston Free Radio, attending my first Media Mixer and Duck Village show at Aeronaut, where I was able to see some of BFR’s talented DJs take their show out of the studio and onto the dance floor! Check out more info about upcoming Duck Village events here.

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So far, I’ve been spending a lot of time getting to know the extremely dedicated crew who has been making BFR go for the past 5 (!) years, and learning more and more about ways we can expand our programming to new audiences.  I even got to spend a day back behind the sound board and mic for the first time (solo) in a decade! It was a wonderful way of discovering what makes BFR so special first hand, and I can’t wait to get started with station improvements that will take all of us for the next level.

 

This is my dream job for so many reasons, and I feel so grateful to be here. On the youth work side, I’ve been working with young people since I was one myself—starting as a theater counselor at a summer camp, working for 4.5 years at the Mystic Learning Center in Somerville, and most recently getting my M.Ed from the Harvard Graduate School of Education last year and spending time running a teen center in Cambridge. On the community media/radio side, I’ve been doing radio since I was 14 and also perform as a rapper and wrestler, so I love any opportunity to get creative, throw great events, and talk about music and art.

 

I’m so happy to be a part of SCATV and can’t wait to get started on even more epic programming—stay tuned for more!

Signing off,

Heather Mack