Black Power 96.3 FM radio in St. Petersburg, Florida needs help with some of our studio equipment!
WBPU FM radio is a project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, "the baddest nonprofit on the planet".
We broadcast music, news and talk radio on the FM dial that reaches the southside of St. Pete, and via our mobile app and website that reach the world. Check us out at blackpower96.org.
We need a skilled audio technician to help with any of these projects in our broadcast studio:
Mount and hook up our "On-Air" lights.
Help our Assistant Manager, DJ Eddie, "the world’s best blind DJ", to hook up and get familiar with a small Tascam mixing board for him to use in pre-production work, as well as an .mp3 player for on-air use.
Troubleshoot TeamViewer on our automation software Mac mini.
Help us to evaluate our protocols and wiring of our Allen Heath XB14 Broadcast Board.
Our mission is to defend the human and civil rights of the African community through our educational and cultural programming, to provide professional radio broadcasting training, and to promote economic development and self-reliance in the African community.
If you support our mission and have some audio tech skills, join our team today!
Black Power 96 radio follows all COVID-19 health protection protocols. You would be working in a safe, clean environment where face masks and social distancing are observed.
1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, US
Defend the human and civil rights of the African community and address the grave disparities in education, health and economic development.
WBPU Black Power 96.3 FM is radio by and for the black community!
The new community station located in St. Petersburg, FL is a project of the non-profit African People’s Education and Defense Fund! We deliver a fresh sound featuring locally produced music and neighborhood news, as well as news and information from the Caribbean, Africa and the world.
96.3 FM stands tall as a non-commercial radio station owned and controlled by the black community of south St. Pete where 70 percent live under the poverty level and where full access to employment, housing, health care and quality education is routinely denied.
Today over 90 percent of the airwaves are controlled by six corporations - Comcast, News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS. Clear Channel alone owns more than 1000 radio stations and 80 percent of the music playlists in the U.S. are identical.
Black Power 96.3 FM addresses these disparities by serving as a hub for the training and employment of broadcast professionals, musicians and engineers.