Last week my radio piece about Knit Night at Knit 2 Together Yarn Store in downtown Russellville aired on the Ozarks at Large program on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio. This piece serves as a companion piece to the written story published in The Courier and features the voices of many area knitters discussing how they learned their craft, why they enjoy it, and the importance of knitting together. I am so thankful to these knitters for allowing me to listen to their stories and share them with you.
If you want to listen to the entire Ozarks at Large Program for Friday February 4th click here. The knitting story airs toward the end of the show.
If you want to just hear the knitting piece then click here. Because this story marks the first time I’ve done a radio piece in quite some time, per the request of my boss, I wrote and recorded an introduction explaining where I’ve been, what I’ve been up to, and how I came to begin writing radio pieces about central Arkansas.
This will be the first of many stories I’ll be producing for Ozarks at Large, a daily news, arts, and culture show based out of Northwest Arkansas, and I am so excited about getting back into this kind of work. I used to work for full-time for KUAF several years ago back when the Ozarks at Large Program only aired on weekends. I produced the Saturday version of the show. But these days Ozarks at Large airs every week day, which means there are more voices and stories then ever. I’m really excited to be one of them. Radio is one of my favorite mediums—it’s a free service, it’s highly accessible, and it encourages imagniative thinking. Plus, I just love sound and the human voice and hearing others’ stories.
Do you have any story ideas? Know of people whose voices need to be heard, issues that need to be discussed, concepts that need dialog? I’ll be focusing on life in central Arkansas, especially Yell County. I’d really love to hear your ideas. Email me at meredithmartin underscore moats at yahoo.com.
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