About WPEB

WPEB Community Radio Station
Mission Statement:

"WPEB 88.1 FM is an independent, noncommercial community radio station dedicated to reflecting, representing, incorporating, empowering, and serving West Philadelphia communities by:
  • providing a channel for groups, issues, and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or misrepresented by other media;
  • promoting communication, education, and entertainment through programming that invites interaction between the station and the community;
  • providing training that facilitates creative expression and exploration of public issues with the goal of incorporating and empowering members of the community.
WPEB 88.1 FM is committed to celebrating the unique qualities of the communities of West Philadelphians as well as advancing the points of connection among people."

STRUCTURE: WPEB is a completely volunteer-run radio station. All decisions and tasks are carried out by the station's membership through six different committees: Facilities, Fundraising, Governance, Outreach, Programming, and Technology. Currently, WPEB is entering a pivotal point in its growth, having approved a new Governance Charter in March 2009. Soon the membership will elect a Managing Board, made up of community members from different constituencies throughout West Philadelphia, to help guide the station.  Election information will be announced soon (July 2010), stay tuned. 

To read the Governance Charter, click here.

Feel free to contact the Committee Chairs or to attend a Committee Meeting. Please note that often committees may adjust plans informally, thus it is always better to check with the chairpeople or sign up for email notices.

GETTING INVOLVED: There are many ways to get involved in your community radio station: Donate, volunteer, apply to host a show, become a member, attend a monthly meeting, and/or help spread the word.

Monthly Meetings: Be part of the process.

WPEB Meetings are every first Monday of the month 
6:00 pm – New Member Orientation
6:30 pm – General Meeting 
WPEB Studios, 541B 52nd Street (between Hazel and Cedar)

Membership is open to anyone with a connection to West Philadelphia. 
For more information about being a part of WPEB, call or stop by:

Tues - Fri  4 - 7 pm
or call Scribe: 215-222-4201

Each season, Scribe hosts a series of radio production workshops. Although open to everyone, these workshops are specifically geared towards teaching West Philadelphia community members how to run their new radio station and grow WPEB into a strong and vibrant community media organization.

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BACKGROUND: In early 2008, Philadelphia saw the rebirth of WPEB 88.1 FM, a community radio station serving West Philadelphia. In its first stage, the new WPEB is being stewarded by Scribe Video Center (2011, they offer Workshops to community). Partnering with Scribe are two West Philadelphia-based organizations in particular, the Philadelphia Independent Media Center (Philly IMC) and the Prometheus Radio Project, and a growing variety of community and cultural groups. WPEB provides a much needed local, progressive, and accountable media outlet to serve as a voice for West Philadelphia’s many communities. The station plans to provide a forum for community based organizations and be a place to discuss the issues that affect us, play music not heard on mainstream media, and promote education and creative substantive expression. 2010, Scribe>WPEB at two years old is now a member of The National Federation of Community Broadcasters. ( 37th Annual NFCB Community Radio Conference, June 13-16, 2012 | Houston, Texas )