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Center for Community ARts
Cape May, NJ

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WCFA - Cape May Radio

WCFA-LP Cape May, 101.5 FM is your community radio station.

Combining an eclectic blend of jazz with community-generated special programs, the volunteer-run station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a 10-mile-plus radius from the Wildwood Crest water tower.

Volunteers serve as engineers and on-air talent. Proposals for new programming and underwriters are welcome and needed. Please call (609) 884-7525 for more information. Staff and volunteers provide one-on-one volunteer training and no experience is necessary.

Start-up costs for the station were $12,000, and operating costs are about $1,500 per month. Your support is needed to keep us on the air.

Underwriting announcements cost less than most commercial station radio announcements . The rate is discounted progressively depending on the number of mentions. Mentions can be concentrated in a short period of time or stretched out over a year. Call Judy A. for details at 884-7525 or email us.

Free public service announcements are made based on time availability for free events.

See our radio station web site:

radio launch

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano and Cape May Mayor Jerry Inderwies joined Center for Community Arts Board Chairperson Shirley “Becki” Wilson, Executive Director Steve Bacher and supporters for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 28, 2006.

Temporary Studio

WCFA’s programming temporarily originates from a studio at the office of the Center for Community Arts in Cape May. The studio will move to the Franklin Street School Community Cultural Center when it opens.

Programming on the station will evolve over time. CCA hopes to attract various community groups and individuals with interests as diverse as our community to create programming for the station. Plans are also in the works for radio clubs in area high and middle schools that will develop Public Service Announcements and programming while providing a creative outlet for youth.

The station is by definition free of commercials, but businesses can make donations in return for underwriting announcements according to FCC rules, the same as for public radio and television stations. The station has already attracted several underwriters.

The antenna and accompanying equipment location is provided free by the Wildwood Water Utility, through a zoning variance granted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest Zoning Board. Center for Community Arts thanks Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Wildwood Water Utility Director Gary Ziegler, and the members and staff of the Wildwood Crest Zoning Board for making this possible.

Center for Community Arts
717 Franklin St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-7525



WCFA on air