community radio


WFHB Radio Proves it Cares About the Community


The WFHB radio station is the first station in Bloomington to be community based, accepting volunteers starting in 1993. This particular radio station has also started a non-profit organization in the past which was just the beginning of WFHB showing how much they care for the people of Bloomington.

The WFHB has a radio station has an hour-long segment they do regularly called “BloomingOUT.” BloomingOUT revolves around two radio hosts speaking with people who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community about topics that are relevant to the LGBTQ+ community itself. Subjects spoken about can range from being “out” while involved in sports to concerns involving the government making decisions that could affect the community.
WFHB also has ¡Hola Bloomington! which is news, public affairs, and music all in Spanish. This incorporates Latin and Hispanic culture into news that is otherwise difficult …
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Firehouse Broadcasting: A look inside the WFHB station


One of the small broadcast studios inside the station, where volunteers go on air for their segments. “I’ve never been in a radio station that’s so easy to operate without preparing,” said Cindy Beaulé, volunteer coordinator at WFHB.

WFHB, Firehouse Broadcasting, is Indiana’s first community radio station located in the streets of Bloomington. With an endless list of programs available for audiences to listen to, WFHB has something for all audiences. However, taking an inside look into the WFHB studio, I discovered some fun details most listeners may not know about life in the studio.

The station is located in a building, which was formerly the old fire station, hence the name Firehouse Broadcasting. In 1959, the town of Bloomington decided to convert an old garage into the second town fire station, which had 46 members. When the building …
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