Meet the WBRO Team
HISTORY OF WBRO
In 2000, Dr. Herbert Smith had a vision to provide an educational and entertaining media source through a not-for-profit station that all ages would enjoy.
Dr. Smith Passes;
Shawn Scott Takes Over
Under Southern Indiana Communications (SINC)
WBRO Needs You!
As a public radio station, WBRO is run by community donations and volunteer labor. Many people in the community want to help but are unsure how they can. For your convenience, we have compiled some of the more frequently asked questions about donations and volunteer work:
Can I be on the radio?
Yes! We need local radio personalities. If you have an idea for a show, or if you just always wanted to be on the radio, call us, or stop by. We are looking for volunteers to host live shows, but we will also consider recording a show for broadcast at a later date.
Do I have to be on the radio?
Absolutely not. If you want to learn about the world of telecommunications but have your doubts about being on the air, we have a place for you here at the station. We need sales people to recruit donations and sponsorships. We need news writers and clerical staff. We also need volunteers with computer experience; the options are limitless.
What if I have an unusual idea for a show?
Part of our mission at WBRO is to help the people of Southern Indiana experience things that they may not face in their everyday lives. This includes music that may not be mainstream as well as informational shows that address unusual ideas. If there is something in your life that you want others to know about, tell us and we will help you to design a show around it. You do not have to become a regular radio host. We will work with any idea that you have.
What if I don’t have the time to volunteer but I want to help?
We need individuals and businesses to sponsor our programs. Any donations that you can afford will be greatly appreciated
Do I have to donate money?
No. We need everything from pens and paper to t-shirts and promotional paraphernalia. Our computer equipment is in constant need of upgrading, so we always welcome donations of technical equipment, from hard drives to extra cables. We also need audio equipment: microphones, headsets, and more. No donation goes unnoticed. Without basic supplies like paperclips and staples our office can’t keep the on-air volunteers on the air. We are successful because of the many differed kinds of community support that we receive.