Mr. Chiotos' Record

Friday, November 10, 2006

Hot Damn & A Bag of Chickens!

Yep. Sittin here in my house, just finished breakfast. That was pretty rewarding, PB&J + Green Beans, making for a bit of a fulfilling morning. I usually just have coffee for breakfast, so having some food in the belly helps out.

Things are allright here with the radio station, I'm not too excited about the people I work with, but I'm real excited about the possibilities for the station. Monday was a pretty crazy day with accusations flying at me and a lot of pent up anger released by people. So, that was real weird, I'm just trying to get the news on the air and people hooked up with the station. We'll see if things improve, and if they don't and its a conflict ridden place, then there's no point to bring in community volunteers and no point for me to be there.

But, things are still coming along with the news, I'm interviewing a local artist in about an hour. I've been putting 2 stories/interviews a day, which takes a lot of time, but there's some time left for outreach. There's a coupla older folks who are going to be going around and interviewing local artists.

There'll be a weekend in December where a bunch of college folk who are fighting MTR will come down and help this group of people out with oral histories. This group is trying to go around and collect up as many histories and stories from people as they can, but they're doing it in a very time consuming way, so they've only been able to do 5 people so far, and older folks are passing away. So, hopefully like 10 people can come down in December and help to collect up those histories. As soon as we collect up enough of them to make it bi-weekly or monthy, I'll throw them on the station. Beatin the drum of Appalachian Pride, hell yeah

Met up with a Concord U group yesterday that was real cool and working on MTR issues. The Progressive Alliance they're called & they're pretty right on politically. Looking forward to meeting up with them this weekend in the Coal River Valley.


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