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Whidbey AIR has been assisting the Home Connections School in Oak Harbor with a radio lab class again this semester, and oh what fun! It is our 2nd year working with Home Connections.
Adding some spice to the class this year, Home Connections teacher Kelly Hall contacted KIRO Radio’s Rachel Belle and asked her to come to Home Connections to share with our students what it’s like to be a “real” radio host. In her usual bubbly fashion Rachel agreed !
December 14th – Rachel came to the Home Connections campus in Oak Harbor, held an assembly for the students, showed them some of the equipment she uses to record and produce her show, and answered student questions about who, what, why and how she became a radio personality, produces her shows and find ideas for her subjects.
Then they all loaded up into parents cars and mini vans and headed to the Whidbey AIR studio for an on air LIVE interview with Rachel.
If you missed that interview it will be available again in Feb. IN conjunction with the Home Connections radio show “Home Connections Radio Magazine” – stay tuned.
If you have a kid who’s interested in recording, radio, music or hosting a show – contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set up a meeting time to help your young broadcaster what it takes to get involved with Whidbey AIR.
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KWPA Celebrates All Things Whidbey at Sept. 15 Event
COME ONE – COME ALL – Support Public Radio on Whidbey Island
Spoiled Dog Winery will be hosting a fun fundraiser for Whidbey AIR
Whidbey’s All-Internet Radio
KWPA, Whidbey’s only streaming public radio station features local programming streamed from Deception Pass to Clinton and all around the world.
Whidbey’s Spoiled Dog Winery is located at 5881 Maxwelton Road near Langley.
Ample free parking is available. A $15 donation per person is suggested.
Those attending will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of Whidbey wine, food and music. They will sample local wines from Spoiled Dog Winery and an array of finger foods from local ingredients prepared by Red Rooster Catering Chef Edward J. Gallo. Among the local food producers contributing to the event are Greenbank Farm, Willowood Farm, Tree-Top Baking and The Little Brown Farm. Live music will be performed during the event by Whidbey’s own Red Rooster Catering Chef Edward J. Gallo group.
KWPA’s All Things Whidbey event coincides with the seventh annual Whidbey Island Farm Tour, which takes place both Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Farm Tour visitors are invited to include an afternoon stop at the Spoiled Dog Winery while on their tour.
KWPA Whidbey AIR streams Whidbey-centric programming 24 hours a day from its web site at http://www.kwparadio.org. KWPA is also available to smart phone and tablet users through the iTunes web site. In recent months, the station has added dozens of hours of local programming by Whidbey artists and others.
“We are the voice of Whidbey Island to the world,” said Gwen Samelson, president of KWPA’s board. “The internet gives us the ability to stream our local programming to all those who love our island – no matter where they are.”
The station is currently in an urgent fundraising drive to keeps its internet stream going. KWPA, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, needs at least $15,000 per year to pay for music licensing, studio rent, insurance, utilities and other basic costs. All donations to KWPA are tax deductible.
Plugging right along building a radio station is just the same as building a house. It is taking twice (or 3 times) as long and twice (or 5 times) the cost! None the less we’re getting down with some training for new hosts.
Art Durand is joined by Dianna Worth, Annie Zeller-Horton and Jen McGrath.
Art and Dianna will be doing live shows (recorded while live for re-broadcast) while Annie and Jen will be doing pre-recordings of readings (poetry, children’s stories, short stories, just to name a few genres they’ll be working with.
It’s a good summer for KWPA Whidbey Air! Hope it’s a good one for you too!
With his show, Songs Come Down, Art Durand shares his 30 years of dulcimer playing, native American storytelling, and studies with his listeners. Art’s show is geared toward those who are, study and identify with the Pacific Northwest natives communities.
Art Durand has maintained an honorable reputation in the Native American music community for over 30 years. Art has performed for audiences large and small in the 7 Western States.
In 1986-87, Art hosted the White Mouse Radio Hour on Radio station KKUP FM in Cupertino, CA.
In 1999-2004, Art hosted the two hour weekly radio program “Turtle Island” on KZSC FM in Santa Cruz, CA.
Bear’s Public Introduction
Twenty-two years ago an Inupiat man gave Art the name Nanalq “White Bear”. Arthur in Middle English means Warrior King. In Ancient Welch, Arthur translates as “The Great Bear” referring to the Big Dipper, those seven stars we see in the sky.
Join White Bear on Wednesday’s from 6 to 7pm for SONGS COME DOWN on Whidbey Air Public Radio. Streaming from Clinton to Deception Pass and anywhere you can boot up a computer. IT’s Whidbey to the world – Whidbey AIR All Internet Radio.
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Whidbey Air KWPA – would like to wish everyone on Whidbey Island, and all of our off island, listeners
HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY!