WBUR CitySpace Now Offers Virtual Event Production Services


To meet needs during the pandemic, WBUR announced that WBUR CitySpace at Lavine Broadcast Center now offers virtual event production services businesses and non-profit organizations. Packages are available for a variety of events, including galas, fundraisers, meetings, retreats and symposia.

Since CitySpace closed its doors on Commonwealth Avenue in early March due to the Covid-19 crisis, CitySpace’s events team has gone from in-person programming to virtual programming, producing interviews and conversations at the both live and pre-recorded. Additionally, WBUR was one of the first in Boston to switch to a virtual format for its gala in early May and surpassed its fundraising target.

“The CitySpace team, which produced live events in our state-of-the-art venue, is uniquely qualified to provide this service to our community,” said Amy Macdonald, director of community engagement at WBUR. “In our first year, we have built a reputation for technical know-how, top-notch audio and video equipment, as well as communication and organizational skills. “

The skills and resources that the CitySpace team has developed to produce its own virtual programming are now also available to you. Essential Partners, a Boston-based nonprofit that teaches how to build trust in communities, hired CitySpace to produce its 30th anniversary gala.

“The WBUR CitySpace team put on a flawless virtual event to celebrate our 30th anniversary,” said Daniel Pritchard, Director of Strategic Communications at Essential Partners. “They seamlessly blended live and pre-recorded video, designed a beautiful, personalized event website, offered crucial technical support to our guests, and provided a welcoming presence when attendees arrived and made their way to their rooms. sub-committee. We received great feedback from our guests and exceeded our fundraising target.

WBUR CitySpace services include:

  • Secure event streaming platform
  • Broadcast live interviews and / or speeches from multiple locations
  • Place the guests in sub-committee rooms (or at “virtual tables”)
  • Integrate a variety of multimedia assets into live programming
  • Pre and post production including audio / video editing and graphic design like custom lower thirds, slides, animations Production capabilities:

Planning services:

  • Planning the program before the event
  • Recommend vendors for event bonuses (e.g. gift boxes) and fundraising tools for auctions or live calls
  • Event rehearsals and sound checks / speaker lighting
  • Dedicated live production team

For more information, visit https://www.wbur.org/events/cityspace-productions


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