Frequently Asked Questions
For one, BBOX is working with organizations like Carter Magazine to develop a programming series organized and run by Brooklyn youth. Carter is an innovative, online-only publication that puts Brooklyn high-school students in the driver's seat writing feature stories, and interviewing icons of the Brooklyn community, for their magazine. We are developing an affiliated radio programs with Carter and other like-minded organizations, that will bring the voices of Brooklyn's youth to the air.
BBOX Radio channels what Brooklyn is listening to and talking about, and features programs by community partners and about local culture, education, and news. Shows like the Many Shades of Green are interviewing community figures like Marilyn Gelber, the president of the Brooklyn community foundation.
We have brought BBOX to Brooklyn Historical Society. We are developing radio shows with Carter Magazine and their youth journalists, PenTales and their global storytelling network, and programs featuring the Dekalb Market farmers, artists, designers and chefsLast updated:
We're in Downtown Brooklyn, on the site of the old Albee Square Mall; an outpost for the Brooklyn community and for music and culture. Albee Square is gone, but it was always in mind as we developed BBOX Radio. More specifically, we're located right here: http://www.bboxradio.com/visitLast updated:
Why not? If you're interested in a show on BBOX, take a look at our show submission form here: http://www.bboxradio.com/show-submissions You'll need a demo, and a well thought out idea for a show, so take some time and give it your best shot. We look forward to hearing from you!Last updated:
We hope to expand quickly as the resources become available to produce additional shows. That's where you can help!Last updated:
Listen to? Yes. Download? No -- that's where the lawyers come in ;-)Last updated:
Heck no! Well, let's say it's *evolving* and that we are part of that evolution -- An online radio station that you can visit and interact with if you're local, or listen to from your computer or mobile device, if you're not.Last updated:
Real-time Audio/Video Streaming - $3150: With a dedicated streaming computer, remote streaming server, and reliable Internet connection, we’ll be able to bring live audio and video straight from the BBOX studio to your personal computer or mobile device. Whether you’re around the corner or across the world, you’ll be able to conveniently access BBOX content, on your terms, without missing a moment.
Royalties - $1500: Many of our shows feature the work of other incredible artists. We want to make sure everyone gets the compensation they deserve.
In-studio Interview Equipment - $2000: Shows like The Many Shades of Green, The ZRO Hour, Filmwax Radio, Food Nation, The Dark Comedy Hour, and the Radio Theater show we have in development rely on quality microphones and audio leveling equipment to capture their interviews properly.
Audio Production/Editing Equipment - $2000: Production equipment and software allow us to edit our shows and create our station IDs and bumpers. With the resources in-studio, we’ll be able to offer them to show hosts that may not have access elsewhere. We’re also working on a youth radio program in conjunction with our friends at Carter Magazine that will give high school students experience with professional sound production tools.
Field Recording Equipment - $1500: Our goal is to highlight as much of the Brooklyn community as possible, and bring it directly into the studio. Sometimes in order to bring you the best stories, we’ll need to go out in to the streets to report. Our field equipment will ensure the same quality levels can be expected whether we’re in studio or out on location.
Musical Performance Equipment - $2500: Several of our music shows like Afrika21 will bring related live performances to the BBOX event space. We are also planning a concert series for the local bands who drop by the box. This equipment will ensure not only a great in-person experience but that we capture those performances and share them with our online audience as well.
Video Recording, Video Projection and Webcam Equipment - $2000: In addition to musical performance, we also have to opportunity to have other types of events that relate to our shows. With our video projection equipment, we’ll be able to screen the films that FilmWax features or display lyrics for Karaoke Killed the Cat. With video recording equipment and a webcam we can simulcast video of off site, on site, and in studio events.
Physical Space Improvement - $2000: In the past two months, we've built our furniture, outfitted the container, and managed to survive Hurricane Irene. But there are still physical improvements we need to make to our box to ensure our equipment is protected and we provide the best acoustic quality possible in our unique environment. At the very least, help us fix our leaky window.
But please don’t stop now! There are continued costs operating BBOX Radio and our show hosts will be able to bring you so much more if we can give them some financial flexibility by helping cover production costs. The more you're able to help us, the more we can bring to you.Last updated:
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