Rehoboth commissioner meetings are now being livestreamed on Radio Rehoboth.
Snyder’s Candy owner Jeff Balk is radio station general manager. He approached city commissioners about the idea during a Jan. 7 workshop. The commissioners’ Jan. 18 meeting was the first to be livestreamed.
Balk said the radio station became capable of livestreaming the meetings when the city decided to livestream its commissioner meetings in October. The first meeting was livestreamed in November.
Balk said all the radio station has to do is run a cord from a computer during meetings and plug it into its on-air board. He said he didn’t really need anything from the commissioners, but he wanted to run it by them anyway.
Commissioner Stan Mills said he was in favor of the idea, but he wanted to make sure Balk knew what the radio station was getting into. The duration of meetings is unknown and sometimes commissioners break for an executive session, he said.
Balk said there will be someone in the studio during a meeting, and during breaks in the action, music will be played. He said the meetings will only be offered live.
Commissioner Tony Sharp said she didn’t see a downside.
Radio Rehoboth, on air at 99.1 FM and online at www.radiorehoboth.com, is a nonprofit. Its studio is located just west of the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal bridge, 37290 Rehoboth Avenue Ext. The radio signal covers Lewes, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. For more information call 302-401-9991or go to www.radiorehoboth.com.