Radio: You are missing it!
If you aren’t listening to your local radio stations then you are missing a dynamic connection with the community.
As I move from one demographic to another one thing is clear: I want to know more about what is going on.
You could say it is my job, sure I am bias I work for the radio station, but maybe life is a little backwards!
In my teenage years I blamed people (the adults) for messing things up. The news was bad and was appalled by it. My hope was to be part of the solution.
In my twenties and thirties there was no solution in sight. Life was difficult and I complained. I had no time to do anything about it and no time for news.
Now in my forties, news is all I want. I accept that the world is messed up, and comparatively- I have a wonderful life! I don’t have time so I need to know what is going on.
My new goal: find out as much as I can about what is going on, share it, offer my view, and rely on others to do the same.
The clichés of “knowing is half the battle” and “two heads are better than one” really do ring true.
Talk radio offers a great connection to local issues. Suddenly I hear my representatives talking about my town and supervisors approving businesses just down the street. There are local activists and liberals and conservatives and they talk about health care, taxes, school budget cuts, and the economy…
Local radio filters everything down to my level and my ears are open. There are gang shootings, people using drugs and children being abused in my town. The event calendar offers many opportunities to do something about it. Our myMotherLode.com news stories offer a way to speak out about what is going on. Participate in making a positive local change, I know I will.
I don’t want to go into my fifties and sixties disenchanted and bitter with the system because I won’t go quietly and I certainly will have a lot of company!