After moving to northeastern Minnesota as a child, Ada had to adapt to life without a community radio station. Soon, however, WTIP North Shore Community Radio was born, and in it, Ada found more than just Saturday morning stories.
When my brother and I were very little, our family lived briefly on the edge of the Minnesota prairie. We didn’t have a T.V. As a result, the only thing we looked forward to more than visits from the bookmobile were Saturday mornings. That’s because every Saturday morning the local community radio station broadcast two children’s radio programs.
The shows came on pretty early on those Saturday mornings: maybe about 6 a.m. It was rare for my brother and I to be up and about at that early hour, so my father faithfully taped the two half-hour shows. Over breakfast a few hours later, we listened to the taped shows.
But, when I was six, my family moved back to my mother’s hometown of Grand Marais. Everyone was a lot happier along the shores of Lake Superior. None of us missed the prairie. However, our Saturday mornings got a lot quieter. We still didn’t own a T.V. Now we also didn’t...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Ada Igoe is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, she shares her perspectives through Of Woods and Words. In this episode, Ada discusses growing up listening to the radio.OUTRO:
That was Of Woods and Words from WTIP North Shore Community Radio, online at wtip.org. Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.