Bringing Back WVCA-FM
Henry Ferrini (Gloucester, MA) has been making films from his home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for 40 years. His work has focused on the place Jack Kerouac calls "the great continent of New England." Among his works are "Radio Fishtown", "Lowell Blues: The Words of Jack Kerouac", and "Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place."
Henry was friends with Simon Geller, and took hold of his tape library when Simon left town in the late '80s. After a brief email exchange with Ken Philpot, his long time wish to digitize Simon's tapes came to life.
Henry has served as the director and promotor of the project.
Ken Philpot (Fremont, OH) is retired / former Director of Applications at Microsemi, Lowell MA. Ken has a lifelong background in both amateur radio and audio technology. He was a dedicated listener and contributor to WVCA in the '80s. He has been involved in several radio endeavors over the years, including time at WICN (90.5 FM) and WRPS (88.3 FM). Ken also writes two on line blogs: The Garden and the Rain and The Naked Audiophile.
Ken's strong background with both software and audio technologies have been a perfect fit for the project. He has assisted in many aspects, including digitization, audio processing, and streaming.
Bob Philpot (Lowell, MA) is a Quality Engineer for General Electric. While Bob has a significant background in software, his true love is radio. He had been involved in several radio endeavors over the years, including time at WRPS (88.3 FM) , WJUL (91.5 FM), and currently on WCAP's (980 AM) The After Party.
Like his father, Bob's background with both software and audio technologies has been a perfect fit for the project. He has assisted in many aspects, including digitization, streaming, research, and web design.
Bob White (Gloucester, MA) hung out at WVCA as a teen in the '60s and was a big fan of the station. To that end, Bob has been owner of WVCA.com since the late '90s. When he read about the project in The Boston Globe, he offered up the domain name as his contribution to the project.
Harvey Vigasin (Randolph, MA) was a close friend of Simon Geller. Harvey has shared a great deal of valuable history for the project. He also donated "Program 07-041", which Simon gave him shortly after the station was sold.