On May 22, 2020 WORT held an all station meeting virtually via Google Meet. Presented here is the video of the meeting as well as the text chat that happened during the conclave.
Gregory Taylor: Wow. That’s wonderful.
Chali Pittman: also small grant
Gregory Taylor: Sybil and her colleagues have been amazing in terms of providing us the things we need to have to do our shows.
William Kingsbury: I would happily do that!
Gregory Taylor: Wow That’s an amazing idea.
Peter Haney: Why not just focus on the online donations?
Gregory Taylor: NOt everyone’s comfortable with online stuff, Peter.
Chali Pittman: peter — terrestrial radio and phone calls are a big part of our pledge drive, and not everyone has a computer
GT G: Chali has been amazing during the closure.
Chali Pittman: <3 you all
Chali Pittman: thanks, gregg
Gregory Taylor: I’ve been so impressed with the level of support to programmers.
Brian Standing: Hear, hear! Chali and Doug, in particular have been great for the Buzz! Thanks to all the staff.
Peter Haney: I’ll second Greg’s statement. Thank you Chali!
Chali Pittman: thanks, Brian!! s/o to doug for doing some of the buzzes, and to programmers for doing some shows live
Esty Dinur: Me too!
Esty Dinur: how do you close out of chat?
William Kingsbury: Click back on people
Esty Dinur: Thanks.
REBECCA BARBER: Thank you for that too!!!!
William Kingsbury: <3 Doug!
Gregory Taylor: That’s just astounding.
Gregory Taylor: This is another way that we’ve been somewhat transparent to our listeners.
Centenario night club: We may can create a google number and add all phone numbers of volunteers whom like to help with the pledge drive.
Brian Standing: I may have some old Sound Forge and Vegas licenses I could make available. They’d be older versions, but still usable.
Centenario night club: I really need help with a recording software, so I may do something better.
Chali Pittman: centenario, i am happy to chat. firstname.lastname@example.org
Esty Dinur: yes, very interested!
Gregory Taylor: I’d love to be able to track online listeners. Wow.
Chali Pittman: here is the link to the listen live stats — keep in mind folks don’t listen online as much during drive time hours
Chali Pittman: http://stream.wortfm.org/listenNew.php
Gregory Taylor: Some of us think that staff is working SO hard that we hesitate to ask about stuff….
Gregory Taylor: Love your hair, Sybil. This is a new look for you.
Nadya M: yup, same
William Kingsbury: heh
Sybil Augustine: Haha
Thom Jones: ask away Greg. It might get delayed but we listen
Sybil Augustine: I still don’t really understand what Susan’s point it.
Gregory Taylor: I think you’ve been great. Every question I’ve had has had an answer in short order.
REBECCA BARBER: WORT is pretty damn impressive
Chali Pittman: we’re hardy 🙂
Arlene Zaucha: What can WORT do for volunteers who don’t have internet access at home but still want to contribute to shows
David Devereaux-Weber: I’ll address that in a minute
Gloria Hays: I really appreciate having this meeting online & accessible to all of us!! Thank you staff & volunteers for all you do WORT is amazing!
Rosie Rey: Head’s up – providing wifi also has liability ramifications
Gregory Taylor: There are some technology possibilities where you phone can act as a remote hub, but the problem is going to be throughput.
Gregory Taylor: My colleague Destructo is doing his program by burning CDs of his content and delivering that.
Gregory Taylor: It seens to work well for him.
Gregory Taylor: The wireless hotspot can be exceptionally wonky.
Arlene Zaucha: Is there a committee/group who is working on new policies once the station opens again?
Ankur Malhotra: Perhaps an extension of what Esty was saying.. our online/social media presence and how can we leverage our streams and offline media assets (videos from the music room, etc) to perhaps create fundraising and presence opportunity
Sybil Augustine: The draft document that was shared is what is being worked on. It was started by Board and staff but all are invited to contribute.
David Devereaux-Weber: Arlene – yes, the Staff and some Board members
Gregory Taylor: This might work well for late night, I suppose. I’m committed to whatever serves the greater good for the largest number – WHATEVER that is.
Gregory Taylor: I think that many of us really miss doing live radio.
Ankur Malhotra: Sorry that was not a question.. question. Is what are we planning with our online pushes.. specifically to Facebook and Instagram
Chali Pittman: what would you like to see, ankur?
REBECCA BARBER: Yes!
Gregory Taylor: My sense is that any number of us are working in social media ourselves already.
Gregory Taylor: I know I am.
Sybil Augustine: We’re doing a livestream of Harmonious Wail’s Quarantini Concert on our Facebook page right now.
Gregory Taylor: And I’m getting the occasional pledge from um… Australia, so it must be kind of working. 🙂
Gregory Taylor: I’m not sure that one channel will fit all.
Brian Standing: I’d love to get some best practices about how to promote interviews on social media. I’m also wondering if we need to expand into new platforms, such as Snapchat and TikTok. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are already largely out of fashion.
Stu Levitan: Brian – I’ve found posting video gets more hits than posting just audio
Brian Standing: Video of what?
Rosie Rey: Whoohooo!
Jamie Poindexter: When I try to find a show’s social channel or even an email, I can’t find it from the WORT web page. I’d like to see that happen.
Stu Levitan: Of my BookBeat interviews done over Skype or Hangouts
Brian Standing: Good point.
Rosie Rey: Can anyone who has social media related to their show please email me your links, #, etc. email@example.com
Rosie Rey: I’d like to see what is out there going on please. 🙂
Gregory Taylor: Ah. that description makes things a good deal clearer, Sybil. And working social media is a LOT of work. We have a fulltime person doing it for my firm, and we’re maybe 2 dozen people.
Jamie Poindexter: Sybil, can you get more on-mic?
Sybil Augustine: I’ll try to get more on-mic, thanks.
Rosie Rey: Work yes – but fun! @Gregory
Brian Standing: The Buzz Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/8OClockBuzz/. It’s a mess, frankly. One thing I don’t know: should I be posting every blogged story line on Facebook? Should I tag the Buzz page and WORT on posts to my personal page? I have gotten conflicting information over the years.
Gregory Taylor: I’m going to have trouble copyrighting RTQE – it’s a common collection of letters for Spanish speakers. 🙂
Alan Muirhead: Musica Antiqua has a FB page
Jon Miner: Yeah, Brian, you and I are the only people who post there… And exactly that I mean on the confusing ness about how to use social media, which changes all the time.
Gregory Taylor: I’m too midwestern to having an RTQE facebook page.
Jon Miner: And it occurs to me my workflow is to take a picture and post when I’m in the studio for the show when we actually go online… which I havn’et been doing when I’m not there. :/
Esty Dinur: @Rosie: I promote my show every week on my FB page, tagging WORT and A Public Affair. The tags go nowhere.
Chali Pittman: please submit posts here: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it!
Chali Pittman: and i will try harder to share show posts when you tag us: @wortfm.org. it needs to be more substantive than “on air now” — whether picture, video, story, etc.
Alan Muirhead: thanks for a good meeting. We should do this more often. Bye for now
Brian Standing: So, should we be e-mailing links to stories that we post to the WORT webpage? All stories, some stories?
GT G: I have to leave. Good job, everybody!
Brian Standing: I am going to have to leave. Thanks, everyone! Bye!
Sybil Augustine: thanks!
Gregory Taylor: ya mon.
Gregory Taylor: When it’s safe and when I’m not in anyone’s way, I’ll be there. Not until then.
Arlene Zaucha: Yes! Thanks for that comment Jon
Sybil Augustine: I’m looking for the Pages Liked by This Page section, that’s where I connected with all of the radio shows I could find.
ARTHUR SCHUNA: Bye for now
William Kingsbury: Greg Taylor! I love your show and appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Chali Pittman: super appreciate Greg’s thoughtfulness!
Heidi Olson-Streed: Thanks for this. I would like to do them a little more frequently. For sure a couple times a month.
REBECCA BARBER: Great suggestion 👍
Arlene Zaucha: I would like to sit in on meetings that are planning the policies for how to open safely
Matt Mommaerts: And if not the page then maybe the spinitron page for that show
Gregory Taylor: FRP – I expect that some of that is a side-effect of the arrival of new things other than web pages for shows.
Ankur Malhotra: Thank you all from dj Spincycle.. and looking forward to seeing you all on social media and in person, in time
Daniel Lippitt: Good to see and hear from all of you. I have been wowed listening to hear how everyone is putting together awesome programming for our community. I would have spoken, but the camera and now the mic pooped out. Love to everyone! Glenn
Gregory Taylor: I have found the Spinitron pages particularly helpful in communicating with listeners who want old playlist, promoting the program in terms of content, etc.
Ankur Malhotra: Challenge with Pan Africa FB page for example is that we don’t have admin or editor access to that page, so a lot of access and sharing privelidges are restricted
Esty Dinur: Please offer a class on how to do that on the website
Nadya M: Yes, it is also helpful when I want to be sure I’m not repeating music or playing it too often
Ankur Malhotra: Yes Jon.. I have been having those conversations with my team at Amarrass
Gregory Taylor: Board? What board?
Patty Peltekos: Online.
Gregory Taylor: Jon Miner FTW
Ankur Malhotra: I could join in from whichever space I might be in
REBECCA BARBER: I’m good either way
Centenario night club: That’s great having this virtual meeting
Matt Mommaerts: No reason it couldn’t be both
Nadya M: Online is more flexible for me
Gregory Taylor: Send all your programmers a six pack which we agree to open for the meeting.
Rosie Rey: Gotta run! Good night everyone. 🙂
Sybil Augustine: Thanks to Rosie for the message to volunteers.
Thom Jones: Bye Rosie
Rosie Rey: Any time Sybil!
Jon Miner: +1 the board meetings for sure. And post them for public/volunteers to watch later
Rosie Rey: @Thom we can deliver you a pizza 😉
Thom Jones: Hahaha!
Sybil Augustine: I shared it to the WORT volunteer page. That’s what I’m talking about, someone who will help collect that info, so thanks, it’s great!! I’ll be in touch.
REBECCA BARBER: Also keep in mind, staff, that if you feel overwhelmed in an area and need assistance with administrative tasks, many volunteers have skills to offer if it would help streamline and reduce your workload
Jon Miner: The annual meeting is very hard, meetings with some local and some remote are very hard. It’s hard to understand when you are remote and almost impossible to be heard when you are remote
Esty Dinur: who is speaking?
Thom Jones: Thx Rebecca!
Sybil Augustine: Esty, that was Dylan Brogan.
Thom Jones: True Jon
Gregory Taylor: My firm has had terrible problems with the local/remote (Ableton is in Berlin and full of people, we’re distributed)
Ankur Malhotra: Jon I have been dealing with issues with live performance and overlaid curation… Small labels like mine don’t have tech or resources to make a seamless stream..
Jon Miner: Yup
Sybil Augustine: I’ve got to go everyone, thanks so much, we’ll be in touch!!! I had a whole lot of other stuff to say in the other meeting which I got to from the original link, oh well, we’ll talk again soon.
Centenario night club: Thank you all
Gloria Hays: 👍👍👍👍
Nadya M: nice to see you all!
Chali Pittman: byyyeee stay well!
Patty Peltekos: Bye!