In Labor Radio by Mark Gevaart

The Allen County Public Library has had a Community Access TV station in the main branch since the 1980’s. I did programing for over seven years on the Access Fort Wayne channel in the late 80’s and early 1990’s.

We have an opportunity to provide programing for the station. I was asked by the staff of Access Fort Wayne if I would help with this programing. As the station evolves, there are sections for public affairs, religion, music, community government and labor, just to name a few. I was approached by the staff, as they knew my labor background and the rest is history.

As of early 2016, LABOR RADIO is a once a month program played the third Monday of every month from 6:00-7:00pm. This program will also be resident on the UAW 2209 site for “podcast” availability for all to listen to. We would like to grow in the future but need content and editors to support the more than once a month programming. That is the long range goal.

So how does the show get content? Mark Gevaart is a Co-Host and you could be too. Just interview someone with your phone, nothing fancy. Send the audio file to Mark, and it will be edited into the program. We will stay in contact with you in order to let you know the show number and the air time. As a Co-Host all you have to do is use your phone to record an interview. You know someone in your life that does an interesting job or has an interesting story about their working life. An example interviewee would be our parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles. Start a conversation with them. Just have them speak into your phone like it is a microphone and when the conversation is done you have your show submission completed.

Take time to join us.

Take time to be a part of this programing revolution as we talk with people from all walks of life about their working life. There are great stories to tell, we just have to ask the people we know or see, they will tell us.

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