WBCA 102.9 FM, a partnership between Boston Neighborhood Network and the City of Boston
BNN's low-power (LPFM) community radio station
Programs are scheduled daily from 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
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Programming currently features a mix of local news and talk programming with a range of topics, from education and technology to multi-language programming and sports.
Every day Monday through Friday at 6pm, 11pm, amd 1:30am you can hear Boston Neighborhood Network News. Monday through Friday at 8pm you can hear Democracy Now!
WBCA strives to focus on local artists, bands, musicians, poets, and performers. There is at least one Local Mix every night, which features local music from the Greater Boston area. Every mix is different, and genres include jazz and blues; folk, country, and bluegrass; world music; latin and Spanish music; electronic and dance; rock; funk, soul, and R&B; rap and hip hop; punk, metal, and experimental; pop; and classical.
Check back for Information about how YOU can get involved:
- Learn about our policies and programming guidelines
- Attend an Open House
- Take a Class
- Submit a Program Proposal, your original music, or a PSA
- Become a Member or Volunteer
- Donate or become an Underwriter
For more information please contact radio station manager Morgan Jaffe:
Phone: (617) 708-3241
WBCA 102.9 FM History
In 2013, for the first time in ten years, the FCC opened applications for local Low-Power FM (LPFM) Radio licenses to community and civic organizations. The City of Boston applied for the license to provide a source of news and information to Boston residents, including public safety programming and any local or regional emergency information.
Boston was granted a license-to-construct permit in 2015 for a new FCC Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station.
Because multiple qualified community organizations applied for the one available LPFM license for the Boston market, a sharing agreement was created under FCC guidelines. The signal is shared with Lasell College from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Global Ministries from 2:00am to 10:00am.
WBCA 102.9 FM is operated and programmed by Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) from 6:00pm to 2:00am.