Central Vermont Community Radio

Station Transfer

This page will provide a transparent look at costs associated with Goddard College’s careful transfer of WGDR and WGDH broadcasting licenses and station equipment to a group of longtime citizen media volunteers of WGDR.

This new group has established a non-profit organization named Central Vermont Community Radio. CVCR was formed to forward WGDR’s community-based programming, in conjunction with the Pacifica Radio Network.

This page will be updated as needed and with as much new station info as we can.


Monthly Station Operation: $14k/month while at Goddard 

  • Current staffing:
    – Kris Gruen (Director, FT, [email protected])
    – David Ferland (Operations Manager, FT)
    – Carl Etnier (Assistant Operations, PT)
  • Current programming and compliance memberships
    – Pacifica Affiliate (programming, live streams, archive)
    – National Federation of Community Broadcasters (DMCA)
  • Utilities – TBA
  • Mgmt costs – TBA


Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant (Restricted): $16,827

  • Restricted grant money for production, distribution, and promotions of national programming
  • Local2National Management: local production and promotion of national programs
  • Pacifica Radio Syndication Network: distribution of both local and national programming


Legal Fees For Transfer Of Licenses And WGDH Lease: $6,000

WGDR’s longtime station lawyer, Melodie Virtue, and her colleague, John Knab, from DC based firm Foster Garvey will over-see this work on behalf of Goddard College.


New local non-profit organization to run station: Central Vermont Community Radio

Founding CVCR Board Members:


Inventory of Station Equipment

All items related to transferring station ownership and community operations from Goddard to CVCR. View or download Inventory PDF here.

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