New Downtown Studio Opens! https://radiostpete.com/
(For release January 30, 2024) Born on the 4th of July 2013, Radio St. Pete is on the air and online. What is Radio St. Pete? We are four great, listener supported, and non-profit internet radio streams offering a unique variety of locally produced and syndicated programming. Our content is available over the air on our FM radio station, online at RadioStPete.com, on our free mobile apps and on most enabled speakers including “Alexa.” The station is supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and corporations. (For photos/interview, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.)
In January 2024, Radio St. Pete opened their bricks and mortar studio inside the bustling Thrive DSTP co-working space at 136 4th Street North in downtown St. Petersburg. Here, Radio St. Pete can conduct live in-person interviews, produce segments, host lunch and learns in the adjacent conference rooms and other RSP events in addition to off-premises productions. On March 6 from noon-1pm, the St. Pete Chamber of Commerce and Radio St. Pete will host a ribbon cutting and reception for members, VIPS and media at Thrive DTSP. Prior to March 6th, volunteers will be training and producing initial broadcasts/podcasts from the new Radio St. Pete studio downtown.
Says Radio St. Pete President and General Manager Joe Bourdow: “Our new studio in the very heart of downtown St. Pete will be a convenient place for community leaders in business, government, non-profits, and the arts to join us for interviews and a great place for our many volunteers to work as well. The Thrive DTSP Community is a great fit for our new RadioStPete studio!”
The new main studio is in addition to additional satellite studios outfitted for live and recorded programming in the Old Northeast, Jungle Prada sections of St. Pete, North Redington Beach and Dunedin. The station regularly produces live remote broadcasts from live music venues as well as other local events of interest.
Vice President & Music Director J Kolb is proud of the ever-expanding catalog of music at RadioStPete Sunshine 96.7FM. “Our catalog now includes over 3,500 songs from more than 1,100 acts, all local. Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz, Americana, Punk, Heavy Metal, Folk, Hip Hop, Electronic and more are all represented,” says Kolb. “We feature The Florida Folk Show, now in it’s 22nd year hosted By Pete Gallagher and Tim Valle; Women of Song, hosted by Fiona Frensche highlighting the local women singer/songwriters; The Power Hour, Hard Rock and Heavy metal hosted by Michael Tashas and Leah Clark; Island Time with Nannerz – Trop Rock; The Concrete Peninsula – Punk, Indie and DIY hosted by Chris Nadeau; Get to the Roots hosted by Stefanie Hinton – Folk, Americana and Roots Music; The Young Musicians Hour hosted by Rebecca Pearl and the St. Pete Music City radio show hosted by Charlie Souza.”
In addition to all the music programming, several talk shows populate the stations such as “The Homemade Broadcast with Will Kuncz and Anna Hummel”Sundays at 6:05pm, “The Mark O Radio Happy Hour” live from their 100-year old studio in historic Jungle Prada Fridays 6-8pm and “The Mosh Jelton Show” live Mondays at 8pm online and Tuesdays at 10pm on 96.7 FM.
Sunshine 96.7 FM (RadioStPete One) “Where Local Music Lives” This radio stream is a simulcast of our FCC licensed FM radio station transmitting from a site near Tropicana Field. This community radio station features over two thousand local Tampa Bay musicians around the clock and other quality syndicated public radio music programming. The FM signal reaches a potential audience of over 200,000 people in St. Pete with streaming available worldwide.
“St. Pete Sounds” (RadioStPete Two) offers a second chance to hear some of the featured local music programming on our FM station as well as other great shows from locally based and national independent producers. We also use this channel to air long form important local events, lectures and panel discussions that occur frequently in our fast-growing community that may not be possible to air on our FM radio station.
“Florida Sports Stream” (FSS RadioStPete Three) offers an increasing number of Tampa Bay sports podcasts covering our Rays, Lightning, and Bucs as well as college and high school sports. This channel produces “Big Monday” live from Sea Dog Brewing Company on Treasure Island and three weekly live broadcasts from Ferg’s Sports Bar in downtown St. Petersburg including “On the Tee,” “Bump that Media” and “Tampa-St. Pete Sports Connection.” Hundreds of local high school and college student athletes regularly appear on these programs also archived and distributed on the RadioStPete Podcast Network. FSS recently aired live play-by-play broadcasts of the Sun Bash High School Basketball Tourney and plans to increase live high school sports game coverage throughout the year.
“Tampa Bay Remix” (RadioStPete Four) features many of our talk shows and podcasts aired the previous week aired as a continuous audio stream.
Podcasts Nearly 100,000 of our podcast programs have now been downloaded from our Archive by listeners. The Archive is available online and on our mobile apps. Radio St. Pete’s Podcast Archive features over 7,000 programs including important St. Pete events dating back more than a decade! You can listen to St. Pete Catalyst’s Bill DeYoung interviews, Tom Gribbin and Mike Rickord on sports, Craig Pittman’s “Welcome to Florida” and other local celebrities. Everything archived is also distributed widely on many podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Tunein, Amazon Music, Audacity, Player FM, iHeart, Deezer, Jiosaavm, Listen Notes, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Stitcher with more added every month. Most everywhere you get your podcasts! Each program is also individually “Tweeted Out” to our nearly 10,000 X followers. https://radiostpete.com/podcast-archives/
New This Winter The multimedia hyperlocal Radio St. Pete Insider launches with events, entertainment, arts, culture, Let’s Go Neighborhoods (restaurants, nightlife, shopping, recreation) and more. There will be on air interviews/reports, coverage of hot topics and key issues, interviews with local leaders as well as St. Pete City Hall and Pinellas County commissioner meetings, and more. Sign up for the free digital newsletters and follow the website blogs on RadioStPete.com with curated content collected by passionate community voices, student interns from USF St. Pete Department of Journalism and Media Studies and respected journalists and correspondents on a variety of topics.
Radio St. Pete Insider will help our audience be a VIP for visitors and friends, giving them a head’s up on everything they need to know around neighborhoods from Clearwater to St. Pete…and beyond! RSP’s News Director Nanette Wiser is collaborating with Joe Bourdow and team on the project. To become a Radio St. Pete Insider correspondent or to have your event featured, contact Nanette Wiser firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT RADIO ST. PETE RadioStPete.com is owned and operated by 96.7 FM RadioStPete, Inc. a locally based, and volunteer run, non-profit organization granted 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status. You may deduct contributions you make under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 170. Donations can be made in-person at fundraisers, online https://radiostpete.com/ or by mail to ADDRESS
Radio St. Pete is supported by various corporate and business underwriters and many individual members (one-time, monthly, or annually). We thank our St. Pete Chamber of Commerce, National Endowment for the Arts, Creative Pinellas & the County Commissioners, GoTonight.com, Ace High Printing, Will McClean Foundation, Ferg’s Sports Bar, Seven C Music, Boggs Jewelers, The North End Taphouse & Kitchen, Savage Villoch Law, PLLC, Bach to Rock America’s Music School, Craftsman House Gallery-Café-Studios, Body Electric Yoga & Athletic Companies, Crooked Thumb Brewery and Odato Marketing.
Our FM radio station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. Our broadcast and streaming platform is also fully licensed by Sound Exchange, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. We are member stations of PRX- the Public Radio Exchange, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Pacifica Radio Network and the St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay Beaches Chambers of Commerce.
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Board of Directors
Joe Bourdow, President & General Mgr.
J. Kolb, Vice President & Music Director
Todd Leiser, Secretary
Dr. Alex Harris
Advisory Board Members
Nanette Wiser, News Director
Stefanie Hinton Mike Jones
Joy Moffat Linda Horrell
Gabe Witney Rick Schmidt
Rick Herbert Marci Kolb
Rosemary Perras Mark Ginn
Pete Gallagher Mike Rickord
RadioStPete was founded and is led by retired Valpak President and Cox Media EVP Joe Bourdow, now Managing Partner of Premier Franchise Advisors LLC. The station was co-founded by North Carolina based sports broadcaster Patrick Kinas. In the years since, Kinas has regularly appeared on national television and radio network broadcasts for NBC and Westwood One. Late in 2023 he anchored television coverage of the Special Olympics from Europe on ABC Television and ESPN.
WMTB-LP, 96.7 FM was founded by Rick and Joy Crandall and Music Tampa Bay, Inc. who launched MTB.FM more than ten years ago and built the FM station a few years ago. The FM radio license was transferred to 96.7 FM RadioStPete Inc. in March 2021.
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