On Friday, December 6 at 7pm, Royalton Community Radio (RCR) will host “Community Radio Talent from the Hills and Hollers,” a community talent show featuring 17 performers of all ages from across the upper White River Valley. The event, a fundraiser for the non-profit community radio station, will take place at the South Royalton High School and is open to the public: admission is $8 for adults, free for children 12 and under. More than 15 door prizes have been donated by local individuals and businesses.
“Royalton Community Radio applied for a low-power FM license in October,” says Board President and station manager Todd Tyson. “If the FCC grants that license, we’ll need to build an antenna to serve the community in the spring. This event is an opportunity to begin fundraising for that antenna, in a way that showcases the tremendous strength and talent of our local community.”
The station currently broadcasts programming 24 hours a day from their website, royaltonradio.org.
The performer list for “Talent from the Hills and Hollers” ranges from talented students at local high schools to modern singer-songwriters and mandolin and fiddle groups. “We wanted to draw from a broad group of performers, just the way we serve a broad section of the community,” said organizer and RCR DJ Tim Murphy. “There’s so much talent here, and this was a great way to celebrate that.”
Local individuals and businesses have also donated a variety of door prizes for the event, which will be emceed by the station’s on-air talent. “It’s really a way to reintroduce ourselves to the community,” said Tyson, “in advance of what we hope will be our official introduction as an FM station in 2014.” For more information about the talent show, contact Todd Tyson at 802-431-3433.
Royalton Community Radio is an independent, community-based, all volunteer, non-profit station—based in South Royalton, Vermont—which intends to educate and entertain with diverse, thought provoking local programming that has been neglected or under-represented by other media. RCR serves the 16 towns that comprise the Upper White River watershed. Its programming reflects the values of environmental/agricultural sustainability, freedom of expression, grassroots democracy and the uniqueness of our creative, cultural community. RCR is always searching for new volunteers and sponsors. For more information on the event and RCR, visit royaltonradio.org or their Facebook page at RoyaltonRadio.