Radio program – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ Mon, 16 May 2022 01:37:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://colinmarshallradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1-1-120x120.png Radio program – Colin Marshall Radio http://colinmarshallradio.com/ 32 32 Student Rider wins national radio show award https://colinmarshallradio.com/student-rider-wins-national-radio-show-award/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:01:28 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/student-rider-wins-national-radio-show-award/ ‘The Overtime’ on The Bronc Retro Wins Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Award Extra time on 107.7 The Bronc Retro, hosted by senior Sean Harrington, was recently recognized as Best Sports Update by the Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards. It was one of six programs from student-run radio stations Rider, The Bronc, and The Bronc Retro, […]]]>

‘The Overtime’ on The Bronc Retro Wins Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Award

Extra time on 107.7 The Bronc Retro, hosted by senior Sean Harrington, was recently recognized as Best Sports Update by the Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards.

It was one of six programs from student-run radio stations Rider, The Bronc, and The Bronc Retro, which was nominated for the 2022 awards. The Intercollegiate Broadcast System Media Awards honor outstanding radio station programming colleges and universities across the United States

“This award is pretty special to me,” says Harrington, senior sports media manager. “To think that I can be recognized as a national winner is always very crazy for me. It just goes to show that all of my hard work to make this show my own has paid off. I’m really grateful.

Harrington joined the radio station last spring. As a student of transferred sports media, he was looking for a hands-on learning opportunity, and the station offered just that.

“I started to follow seniors. I ended up replacing them once they graduated,” he says.

Extra time covers local, regional and national sports scores and highlights. “I keep my show fresh by trying to wrap up the most relevant sports news for listeners while trying to be entertaining,” says Harrington.

The Bronc Retro is Rider’s online-only station. This year’s IBS Media Awards marks the first nomination – and first win – for the new station.

107.7 The Bronc is consistently recognized for its outstanding programming at the state and national level. Recent honors include multiple nominations for the National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Award for College Radio Station of the Year, high rankings in Princeton Review, and multiple wins for “Best College Radio Station” by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association.

The radio station also hosts a number of highly anticipated campus traditions, including Scream Screen, a drive-in movie and trunk or treat experience, the Eggscellent Egg Hunt, a classic large-scale egg hunt, and Cruisin’ From Commencement, which allows a member of the promotion to win a brand new car.

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Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama on democracy https://colinmarshallradio.com/yascha-mounk-and-francis-fukuyama-on-democracy/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/yascha-mounk-and-francis-fukuyama-on-democracy/ This Commonwealth Club radio program is based on two separate events: “Yascha Mounk: The Fates of Various Democracies” and “Francis Fukuyama: Liberalism and Its Discontents”. Yascha Mounk argues that the struggle of free countries to be both diverse and equal in their political systems is the greatest experiment of our time and essential to the […]]]>

This Commonwealth Club radio program is based on two separate events: “Yascha Mounk: The Fates of Various Democracies” and “Francis Fukuyama: Liberalism and Its Discontents”.

Yascha Mounk argues that the struggle of free countries to be both diverse and equal in their political systems is the greatest experiment of our time and essential to the continuation of democracy. While this feat is unprecedented, he argues, understanding the past and the underlying conditions that led to division and social injustices is key to avoiding them in the future, and he writes that we should have a real hope in humanity’s ability to accomplish it.

Francis Fukuyama explains the troubled history of American achievement of classical liberalism here in the United States, and the challenges on both sides of the political spectrum that have arisen in recent decades. With the right demanding economic freedom above all else, and the left elevating identity above the universality of humanity as its central ideal, Fukuyama argues that both approaches miss the mark in the understanding of classical liberalism, and the consequences can be disastrous both at home and around the world.

REMARKS

The Mounk program is part of the Commonwealth Club’s Future of Democracy series, supported by Betsy and Roy Eisenhardt.

The Fukuyama program is supported by the Ken & Jaclyn Broad Family Fund.

Extended Family Fund

Photo of Mounk by Steffen Jaenicke; Photo of Fukuyama by Nora Smith.

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Radio Program in Brief: Beyond the Words with Sean Castle on SWR 99.9FM https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-program-in-brief-beyond-the-words-with-sean-castle-on-swr-99-9fm/ Fri, 08 Apr 2022 09:20:06 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/radio-program-in-brief-beyond-the-words-with-sean-castle-on-swr-99-9fm/ (The Magazine Plus Editorial): – Sydney, New South Wales April 8, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – We reached out to Sean Castle, host of Beyond The Lyrics at SWR 99.9 FM. We asked him a few questions about himself and what he brings to SWR. Anyone can get involved and stream a show on SWR 99.9 FM! […]]]>

(The Magazine Plus Editorial): – Sydney, New South Wales April 8, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – We reached out to Sean Castle, host of Beyond The Lyrics at SWR 99.9 FM. We asked him a few questions about himself and what he brings to SWR.

Anyone can get involved and stream a show on SWR 99.9 FM! We’re always on the lookout for new shows, especially if you can bring something to SWR that we don’t have yet. Find out how you can get involved with one of Sydney’s most prestigious local radio stations by clicking here.

Safer The Magazine+:

What brought you to SWR?

Sean Castle: I’ve always loved radios of all kinds. Talkback, sport, news and politics but above all music. I’ve wanted to join in on having fun with my own music show for ages and took a beginners course in broadcasting which was great but due to a very busy job and chasing 3 kids I never had time until recently.

And SWR is my local community radio and I’ve always listened to them and it made perfect sense to be a local to get involved. Community radio is an important part of the mix to make radio and media accessible and available to everyone and SWR 99.9 FM is at the forefront of this.

What can your listeners expect from Beyond the Lyrics?

Sean Castle: My goal is for listeners to learn something to take away from the song or the artists involved. That’s why I called my show “Beyond The Lyrics” – because I want my listeners to take a short trip with me “Beyond the Lyrics” and I hope it will enhance their enjoyment and knowledge.

What is your favorite artist/group?

Sean Castle: Where to start? Where do I end?
I love 70s-90s Australian rock as my main passion. AC/DC, Chisel, Angels, INXS, Divinyls, Icehouse, you can browse a massive list of them who were all superstars and are still in high demand on the touring scene today. Watch the big festivals and see who is still ahead – Barnsey, my man Farnsey, Susie De Machi, The Jets and Gleaso leading The Angels. I could go on. I also love Overseas Legends, GnR, Bon Jovi, Bowie, Springsteen – the list is endless.

But I go way beyond rock and I like a lot of genres and right now I like Vance Joy!

And I also like the strange love song and the heartbreaking song. Whitney! What a voice!!

But I also like local artists. I recently had Lisa Budin in the studio and her range of songs are fantastic, it’s the best version of The Carpenters covers I’ve heard. Other Blacktown locals like Cap Carter and Breakfast Road really showcase the talent that Western Sydney has to offer.

What does a good night look like for Sean Castle?

Sean Castle: Anywhere I can see top quality live music, a good meal and a drink at a great price.

Where can I get Sean Castle updates?

Sean Castle streams Beyond the Lyrics every Monday night at 9pm Sydney time. You can follow his Facebook page for news and updates directly from him, or even send him a message if you like!

Sean Castle can also be reached online via his Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/SeanCastle15/

or his Twitter handle @SeanCastle15,

Beyond the Lyrics streams online at https://www.swr999.com.au/listen-live/

or on the IHEART radio network: https://www.iheart.com/live/swr-999-fm-9047/

Or live on the radio on SWR 99.9FM

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Replay of the 1982 radio program with a special dedication A trip down memory lane for the friends of Jacksonville https://colinmarshallradio.com/replay-of-the-1982-radio-program-with-a-special-dedication-a-trip-down-memory-lane-for-the-friends-of-jacksonville/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 06:34:44 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/replay-of-the-1982-radio-program-with-a-special-dedication-a-trip-down-memory-lane-for-the-friends-of-jacksonville/ They say the internet is forever, but Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” radio show is also on its way forever. Ask Rhonda Byus-McBride and Jeff James. It was the summer of 1982 and the best friends had just graduated from Jacksonville High School. James was about to leave for Marine Corps Boot Camp in California […]]]>

They say the internet is forever, but Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” radio show is also on its way forever.

Ask Rhonda Byus-McBride and Jeff James.

It was the summer of 1982 and the best friends had just graduated from Jacksonville High School. James was about to leave for Marine Corps Boot Camp in California when he wrote a long-distance dedication to Byus-McBride and mailed it to the internationally syndicated radio show “American Top 40”.

“I don’t know,” James said Monday from North Carolina, where he is now CEO of a healthcare company. “I was 18 years old and I was preparing to embark on this great adventure. I never dreamed in a million years that it would be played.


Long-distance dedications were a mainstay of the show, with people writing to Kasem from all over the world telling him of their feelings – platonic, romantic or otherwise – for someone and asking for a song to be played for that person. .

James’ dedication to Byus-McBride, which first aired in November 1982, aired again last weekend, thanks to original episodes of the popular show which continue in reruns on SiriusXM satellite radio. .

In it, James thanked “Rhonda back in Jacksonville, Illinois for her friendship” and asked Kasem to play Billy Joel’s “She’s Got a Way.”

“If you know Rhonda, she has a sense of her,” James said. “Anyone who knows her would say she has a sense of her.”

“We were classmates and best friends, even though we were just friends; we didn’t date,” Byus-McBride said. “…We had a lot of fun. I made him laugh.”

Their friendship hinged on the U.S. Postal Service during James’ time in boot camp.

“I would send him a letter a week,” Byus-McBride said. “It was almost a gossip column, to keep him updated so he didn’t get homesick. His friends at training camp were always eager to see if he got a letter. I had a way to make him laugh, to lighten him up.

This mail call often included something as James was not missed by those around him.

“She was writing frequently, which was really great,” James said. “These are long stories about boot camp but, essentially, if you got too many letters from the same person, the boot camp instructor would know about it and make sure everyone knew about it.”

It wasn’t as great.

“She put perfume on (her letters), which didn’t help me at all,” he laughs.

Although James called it “shocking” that his heartfelt missive would appear again, it wasn’t the first time.

“One Saturday morning my girls had a sleepover,” said Byus-McBride, now retired and living in Florida. “We were making pancakes and it came on the radio. I said, ‘Everyone shut up, listen to this.’ I don’t know if they believed me at first, but my girls know Jeff.

James has also heard it once or twice in the nearly 40 years since it first aired.

“I think I heard it once a long time ago on a rehearsal,” he said. “When I listened to the radio more. I haven’t heard it for years.

It happens, however.

“I sometimes tell people about it now,” James said. “Sometimes it’s in high-level corporate work, these team-building exercises. Say two things about yourself that no one would believe. The people I work with wouldn’t consider me an overly sentimental person.

The couple stayed in touch over the years, with Byus-McBride’s daughters knowing James’ family and James’ wife and children knowing Byus-McBride’s family. They said they last saw each other in person a few years ago when they both met up in Arizona at the same time and spoke to each other for the last time on the birthday of James.

“I called him for his birthday in January,” Byus-McBride said, noting with a laugh that he missed his birthday earlier this month. “…I think that’s the first birthday he’s ever missed.”

They are talking about meeting in person again soon, they said.

“We’re not getting any younger,” Byus-McBride said. “We’re trying harder to stay in touch.”

While the two find it amusing that a gesture to thank a friend has had such longevity, perhaps there’s something to be said for the reruns.
Byus-McBride actually missed James’ long-range dedication the first time around.

“I always listened to Casey Kasem,” Byus-McBride said. “And for some reason, I didn’t that day. My younger sister recorded it every week and listened to it all week, so I have a copy.

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Missouri radio station airs Russian radio show full of propaganda https://colinmarshallradio.com/missouri-radio-station-airs-russian-radio-show-full-of-propaganda/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 15:29:30 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/missouri-radio-station-airs-russian-radio-show-full-of-propaganda/ A radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda. Peter Schartel says he is exercising free speech by spreading pro-Russian content amid the invasion of Ukraine. The radio program, Radio Sputnik, is produced by an American division of the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya. Loading Something is loading. A small […]]]>
  • A radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda.
  • Peter Schartel says he is exercising free speech by spreading pro-Russian content amid the invasion of Ukraine.
  • The radio program, Radio Sputnik, is produced by an American division of the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya.

A small radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda amid the invasion of Ukraine.

Peter Schartel broadcasts the Russian program Radio Sputnik daily at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from his station, KCXL Radio, in Liberty, Missouri.

“America is a very different country than it used to be. We were a country of freedom, jobs, opportunity and equality. Now we are a country that despises traditional values. We are a country that places its citizens second only to the citizens of other countries,” reads the radio station’s homepage.

Schartel began broadcasting Radio Sputnik in early 2020, and since then has been accused by critics of being a traitor for promoting propaganda and disinformation, according to the Associated Press.

“Some will talk to me, but others will still call me a piece of whatever,” Schartel said, according to the AP. “What I’m grateful for is that we still live in a country where they can call me. Even if they don’t think about free speech, they exercise that right.”

Schartel’s station is one of only two broadcast companies in the United States airing the program, which is produced by Rossiya Segodnya, which is operated by the Russian government, according to the AP.

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which has since claimed thousands of lives and many refugees. Russian forces appeared to have thought they would face little resistance on their two-day mission to capture the Ukrainian capital of kyiv, and they have since suffered massive casualties. The West has also imposed sanctions on Russia and Putin’s inner circle.

The National Association of Broadcasters released a statement earlier this month criticizing Schartel’s actions, calling on broadcasters to stop airing Russia-related programming.

“While we know that the broadcast of such programs is extremely limited, we believe that our nation must stand fully united against disinformation and for freedom and democracy throughout the world,” the organization said in a statement.

The NAB added that despite its support for free speech, the First Amendment “does not preclude private actors from exercising sound moral judgment.”

On Schartel’s KCXL, the station claims that the United States is “a country which, rather than telling the truth, we hide it, for fear of being ‘offensive'”.

“At KCXL 102.9fm and 11:40 am, we bring you the truth. We tell you the things the liberal media won’t tell you. We make it our business to educate our listeners on the issues that matter. We are your station of news!” the homepage reads.

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Small Missouri Radio Station Airs Russian Radio Show Full of Propaganda Amid Ukraine Invasion https://colinmarshallradio.com/small-missouri-radio-station-airs-russian-radio-show-full-of-propaganda-amid-ukraine-invasion/ Sat, 26 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/small-missouri-radio-station-airs-russian-radio-show-full-of-propaganda-amid-ukraine-invasion/ Peter Schartel, who runs a small radio company in Liberty, Mo., poses March 17, 2022 Kansas City’s suburban radio station KCXL comes under fire for airing state-sponsored shows Russian in the middle of the Ukrainian war.Margaret Stafford/AP A radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda. Peter Schartel says he […]]]>

Peter Schartel, who runs a small radio company in Liberty, Mo., poses March 17, 2022 Kansas City’s suburban radio station KCXL comes under fire for airing state-sponsored shows Russian in the middle of the Ukrainian war.Margaret Stafford/AP

  • A radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda.

  • Peter Schartel says he is exercising free speech by spreading pro-Russian content amid the invasion of Ukraine.

  • The radio program, Radio Sputnik, is produced by an American division of the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya.

A small radio station in Missouri airs a Russian radio show full of state propaganda amid the invasion of Ukraine.

Peter Schartel broadcasts the Russian program Radio Sputnik daily at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. from his station, KCXL Radio, in Liberty, Missouri.

“America is a very different country than it used to be. We were a country of freedom, jobs, opportunity and equality. Now we are a country that despises traditional values. We are a country that places its citizens second only to the citizens of other countries,” reads the radio station’s homepage.

Schartel began broadcasting Radio Sputnik in early 2020, and since then has been accused by critics of being a traitor for promoting propaganda and disinformation, according to the Associated Press.

“Some will talk to me, but others will still call me a piece of whatever,” Schartel said, according to the AP. “What I’m grateful for is that we still live in a country where they can call me. Even if they don’t think about free speech, they exercise that right.”

Schartel’s station is one of only two broadcast companies in the United States airing the program, which is produced by Rossiya Segodnya, which is operated by the Russian government, according to the AP.

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which has since claimed thousands of lives and many refugees. Russian forces appeared to have thought they would face little resistance on their two-day mission to capture the Ukrainian capital of kyiv, and they have since suffered massive casualties. The West has also imposed sanctions on Russia and Putin’s inner circle.

The National Association of Broadcasters released a statement earlier this month criticizing Schartel’s actions, calling on broadcasters to stop airing Russia-related programming.

“While we know that the broadcast of such programs is extremely limited, we believe that our nation must stand fully united against disinformation and for freedom and democracy throughout the world,” the organization said in a statement.

The NAB added that despite its support for free speech, the First Amendment “does not preclude private actors from exercising sound moral judgment.”

On Schartel’s KCXL, the station claims that the United States is “a country which, rather than telling the truth, we hide it, for fear of being ‘offensive'”.

“At KCXL 102.9fm and 11:40 am, we bring you the truth. We tell you the things the liberal media won’t tell you. We make it our business to educate our listeners on the issues that matter. We are your station of information !” the home page reads.

Read the original article on Business Insider

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Jamie Jones shares details of new radio program, Hot Robot Radio: Dancing Astronaut https://colinmarshallradio.com/jamie-jones-shares-details-of-new-radio-program-hot-robot-radio-dancing-astronaut/ Tue, 22 Mar 2022 19:31:04 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/jamie-jones-shares-details-of-new-radio-program-hot-robot-radio-dancing-astronaut/ by: Melisa Yuriar March 22, 2022 Jamie Jones has announced details surrounding Hot Robot Radio, his new international radio show, hosting a new episode every Wednesday on the Mixcloud streaming platform. With a reach of 24 countries and five continents worldwide on digital and FM radio, Hot Robot Radio is already poised to be the […]]]>

Jamie Jones has announced details surrounding Hot Robot Radio, his new international radio show, hosting a new episode every Wednesday on the Mixcloud streaming platform. With a reach of 24 countries and five continents worldwide on digital and FM radio, Hot Robot Radio is already poised to be the next big taste program in dance radio. “I’m going to switch the show every week between house, disco and some daytime vibes, then the other weeks I’m going to take it a little darker, a little deeper – the kind of stuff you might hear me play warehouse in or a basement somewhere. Hope you’re ready to boogie,” Jones says.

The internationally acclaimed producer-DJ has been a former BBC Radio 1 guest on programs by Danny Howard, Pete Tong and Annie Mac over the years, and has even recorded two Essential Mixes to date. For more than a decade now, the Hot Creations producer has been revolutionizing tech and house music with his warm, melodic takes that deftly cross genre boundaries. Stream the latest episode of Hot Robot Radio episode on Mixcloud.

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Tags: Annie Mac, bbc radio 1, danny howard, Hot Creations, Hot Robot Radio, house, Jamie Jones, mixcloud, Paradise, Paradise Festival, Pete Tong

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Australia’s longest running radio program is on Hope 103.2 – Hope 103.2 https://colinmarshallradio.com/australias-longest-running-radio-program-is-on-hope-103-2-hope-103-2/ Mon, 21 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/australias-longest-running-radio-program-is-on-hope-103-2-hope-103-2/ On Friday 1 April, Morning Devotions will celebrate its 80th anniversary, which will also mark its official position as Australia’s longest running radio programme. And while Hope 103.2 in Sydney prepares to celebrate the incredible milestone of this devotional show and its loyal hosts over the decades, the identity of the original presenter is actually […]]]>

On Friday 1 April, Morning Devotions will celebrate its 80th anniversary, which will also mark its official position as Australia’s longest running radio programme.

And while Hope 103.2 in Sydney prepares to celebrate the incredible milestone of this devotional show and its loyal hosts over the decades, the identity of the original presenter is actually unknown.

Currently, Morning Devotions is playing on Hope 103.2 just after 9am every day.

He was born on 4BC Brisbane before Easter 1942 at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 1 (Good Friday was April 3) and was also known as the Counselor or Morning Interlude.

In 1949, Presbyterian minister Reverend Vernon Turner, a visionary who later launched Hope 103.2, was asked to take over as presenter of Morning Devotions – the exact date is unknown.

The original quarter-hour program consisted of a short speech, two recorded hymns and a prayer, with the format eventually being shortened to a speech and prayer lasting less than five minutes.

Hope 103.2 is proudly supported by

In 1953 Vernon moved to Sydney where he continued to record Morning Devotions on disc and sent them to 4BC. By then he had also created The Christian Broadcasting
Association, now known as Hope Media – which became the parent company of Hope 103.2 – which produced programs for commercial stations across Australia.

Morning Devotions became a daily feature on 2CBA Sydney in 1979, when Vernon launched the station now known as Hope 103.2.

Hope Media CEO Phillip Randall said Morning Devotions remains one of the most popular features on Hope 103.2 today.

“We’ve heard thousands of listeners say it’s part of their daily routine,” Randall said.

“Many listen in their car before going to their office to start work. Some said the inspiration they received helped restore broken relationships, gave new meaning to life, or
even convinced them not to end their lives.

“Some said the inspiration they received helped restore broken relationships, bring new meaning to life or even convince them not to end their lives,” – Phillip Randall, CEO of Hope Media

“It is truly life-changing radio.”

After presenting Morning Devotions for six decades, Vernon passed the baton to current presenter Major Chris Witts of the Salvation Army in June 1996.

Chris Witts, host of Morning Devotions

Reverend Vernon Turner’s latest edition aired on 2CBA on August 30, 1997.

Hope Media believes there may be two records associated with this programme: the longest running program on Australian radio, and Vernon Turner being possibly the longest running producer and presenter of an Australian radio programme, having devoted nearly 48 year old at Morning Devotions.

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Oberheim touts police funding bill on radio show | News https://colinmarshallradio.com/oberheim-touts-police-funding-bill-on-radio-show-news/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/oberheim-touts-police-funding-bill-on-radio-show-news/ CHAMPAIGN — When she joined State Sen. Chapin Rose and others in October in Springfield to urge lawmakers to back a police defunding bill, Amber Oberheim didn’t feel heard. So when she returned to the State Capitol recently, this time she was accompanied by three women who shared her heartache. All lost their police officer […]]]>

CHAMPAIGN — When she joined State Sen. Chapin Rose and others in October in Springfield to urge lawmakers to back a police defunding bill, Amber Oberheim didn’t feel heard.

So when she returned to the State Capitol recently, this time she was accompanied by three women who shared her heartache. All lost their police officer husbands last year, among 11 such tragedies statewide.

We had a great conversation” with lawmakers, said the mother of four from Monticello, whose late husband, Champaign police officer Chris Oberheim, was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. on May 19 at the Town Center Apartments. “Our legislators are on spring break this week, but they will be back in session for the next three weeks, so I’m cautiously optimistic and eager to see what happens, to see action, because words won’t get us there. I’m watching with eagle eyes to see what happens in the next three weeks.

Oberheim, who in recent months has started a nonprofit organization (Peacemaker Project 703) and is writing a book (working title: “7 1/2 Seconds”), joined Brian Barnhart on March 16 on WDWS 1400-AM/93.9 -FM as part of The News-Gazette continues the “Community Conversation on Gun Violence”.

Here are excerpts from their conversation, which can be heard in full on news-gazette.com.

Last month, following a shooting in their neighborhood, Albert and Claudia Morr expressed their concerns at a town council meeting and were told by Alicia Beck: ‘Until you come in because someone else’s neighborhood gets shot, I don’t want to hear that.’ It prompted this question from a listener on Wednesday: What has the council done — and hasn’t done — to support Champaign police, and is Champaign County being too soft on crime? “I am not a Champaign resident, but I have a vested interest in the Champaign community because it is the community and it is the people my husband has protected and served for 13 of his 20 years of career in law enforcement, and it was on these streets that my husband died.

And for that reason, I have a vested interest in what happens here, especially for his siblings in uniform who continue to do the job without him.

So let’s talk about the answers to this question. First of all, I would say that I have seen some improvement as far as the Champaign City Council is concerned in what they are doing to help our police department.

First, they managed to institute a recruiting incentive, and I think that, little by little, that is helping. They successfully negotiated with the police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, for some retention incentives. And when the police department asked for license plate readers, they approved.

And so, I recognize that there are things that have happened that have been small steps in the right direction.

However, when I see a family like the Morr family who have gone more or less into a town council meeting and explained their perspective and their life experience and how they lived in that community all his life, for decades, and they’ve never had to deal with the reality of bullets coming through their living room window, and they’re received the way they’ve been received, it makes me sick.

This is, to me, from my humble perspective, the fundamental philosophical problem as to why Champaign does not manage public safety the way it should be managed. The people of this community deserve better than what has been shown by their city council.

If I was a leader in this community, you would hear me after every incident. I can’t imagine not being present and vocal and saying, ‘Not here. It’s not happening here.

Not only would you hear me, but I would expect you to feel the response quickly and effectively. That’s what (Champaign) lacks… just presence and response. It was lacking. And that’s disappointing, because every person in Champaign County, their life is precious. You can’t just ignore what’s going on and say, “Oh, well, that’s just the norm across the country.” This is happening in other communities. This is crap, Brian. It’s not good. Not in my community.

And so, I think until the people – and when I say people, it’s really the residents of Champaign County and the voters and the people who vote for community leaders – decide enough is enough, they don’t do that anymore, they’ll start researching and investing in who they elect and vote to be their voice… not much will change.

If you are a Champaign County resident and want to see things change, this is what I recommend you do. Find out. Find out what happens at these city council meetings.

One thing I’ve heard a few times is that it takes time, it’s a process. And I’m going to call BS on that one too, because if you want something bad enough – if it’s important enough to you – you’ll get it.

It’s like one of my daughters, who wanted a $400 softball bat. “Well, I don’t have any money. I don’t have a job. How am I going to do this?’ Well, I don’t know. You want it enough, you will understand. Law? It’s the same on a larger scale – “well, we don’t have the money, we don’t have the funding, we don’t know how to do this, we don’t have the staff”. OK, if you want it bad enough, you’ll get it. So I say, get on with it.

An African-American caller named John called Wednesday to thank Oberheim for her husband’s sacrifice, noting that the night he was killed the officer was responding to a call for help from a black mother.

Amen, John. …It’s not a black and white thing. There were assumptions and inferences that were made based on my comments at my husband’s funeral, and people wanted to believe I was a racist, and I’m not. This thing is so much bigger than that.

I just want to address this because my heart swelled with this call from John. I could hear the love and thanks in his voice, and so John, thank you very much.

Just know that I think God is going to use this experience in our lives — and when I say “our,” it’s not just the Oberheim family, the Oberheim girls; it’s really affected everyone – to bring people together, because one thing that I’ve realized from having difficult conversations with people over the last 10 months is that we have more in common than we are different.

After “closed door” conversations with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle last week in Springfield, Oberheim hopes they will act on GOP-sponsored bills supporting law enforcement.

Senate Bill 4155 provides $125 million a year to local governments for hiring, rehiring, retention, funding mandatory training, providing equipment and mental health support.

Senate Bill 4152 requires defendants who commit grievous bodily harm against a police officer or who bring a weapon or contraband into a correctional facility to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. That would mean they wouldn’t hit that 50% mark and couldn’t be released.

This is not only about supporting and funding our police services, but also about holding criminals accountable. And I can’t say it loud enough or repeat it enough: the question of responsibility is, for me, paramount, because the man who killed my husband, it was not his first offense, his second offense, his third offense, and you don’t see career criminals having lesser offenses as their laundry list goes on. They’ll graduate to the point where they end up murdering someone, and there’s no reason for that to happen.

So if we can start to hold the people who commit these heinous crimes to account, then I think a lot of our crime issues will improve. Because they won’t be on the street.

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ZOON DAB: radio show that ruled the hearts of the Kashmiri people https://colinmarshallradio.com/zoon-dab-radio-show-that-ruled-the-hearts-of-the-kashmiri-people/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 19:39:30 +0000 https://colinmarshallradio.com/zoon-dab-radio-show-that-ruled-the-hearts-of-the-kashmiri-people/ When there was no concept of internet or television in Kashmir, Zoon Dab – a radio show that created a connection with the people, misses the people who were its avid listeners. Rising Kashmir feature Saba Khan connected with those listeners and some artists who worked in Zoon Dab and descended into the past for […]]]>

When there was no concept of internet or television in Kashmir, Zoon Dab – a radio show that created a connection with the people, misses the people who were its avid listeners.

Rising Kashmir feature Saba Khan connected with those listeners and some artists who worked in Zoon Dab and descended into the past for Kashmir to relive those moments.

Fatima Syed, 72, from Rainawari region of Srinagar used to listen to Zoon Dab drama regularly. She said, “I used to look forward to the drama which aired at 9am. All the participants who played in this program were very talented. For us, it was like the story of every home.

She attaches good memories to it that she has never forgotten. “I took many verses and poems from the drama. The advice that the artists would give in the program, I learned a lot.”

Having memorized the poem, laktu matu tayar koth from Zoon Dab, she then passed it on to her grandson.

“If it is rebroadcast, today’s generation will surely appreciate it for its rich language and valuable advice,” she added.

The radio program, which was once listened to in every household in the valley, is no longer broadcast on the radio today. The popular program would be broadcast on Radio Kashmir and all listeners would be glued to their radio sets.

Zoon Dab has been on the air for over twenty years and radio being the only source of entertainment for most people has added to its popularity.

An entertainment and infotainment show was led by the old school broadcasters whose voice captured a good number of fans from all corners of the valley.

Fatimasa says all the ladies in the neighborhood would be eager to listen to her and try to finish their chores before time.

“Not just the women, even the men couldn’t help but listen to her. The drama was presented in the pure Kashmiri language which was its beauty and that is what is missing today. The child of today does not understand pure Kashmiri language,” she said.

Zoon Dub performer Ashok Kak, who played the role of Ismala, said he was in 7and year when he had the chance to participate in the show.

“The script was written by Pushkar Ban, Somnath Sadu and sometimes Farooq Nazki,” he said.

Launched in 1966 as a family show, the show shed light on the daily problems of Kashmiri people related to electricity, roads, water and other issues. It was broadcast continuously until 1986, but due to the death of some artists, some of them having retired or being transferred, it ceased to be broadcast.

About the popularity of the drama, he said that the artists gained huge fame through the drama. Recalling the time in 1987 when he went to the DC office for verification, he was asked about his work in the famous drama.

“It was the time when people listened to the radio a lot, now it’s time for television and the internet. People have lost interest in radio,” he said.

He also said that if Zoon Dub airs on the current channel, it will catch people’s attention again.

Later when Ashraf Sahil became the director of Radio Kashmir, he asked Shamshad Karlwari who was the program director of Radio Kashmir to start the Zoon Dub.

Speaking to Shamshad Kralwari, he said, “Zoon-Dub is the drama in which we produce the link between broadcasting institutions and the listener.”

“During his tenure as Chief Minister, Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq directed his officials to listen to the Zoon dab and work immediately on resolving issues that were highlighted in the program,” Kralwari said, adding “We maintained the decorum of the program when it was restarted under the leadership of Ashraf Sahil.

Meanwhile, Pushkar ban, Nayeema Akhtar and Maryum Begum also worked for its revival. However, after two and a half years, Kralwari was transferred and the program was once again terminated.

In 1973, three Zoon Dab artists including Somnath Sadu, Maryum Begum and Pushkar Ban were awarded the “Padam Shree”.

Zoon Dab Story

While talking about how the Zoon Dab program was launched on the raids, Bashir Arif, former Deputy Director General of Radio Kashmir said, “On September 6, 1965, war started between India and Pakistan. Kashmiri listened to the Pakistani bulletin every morning at 7:30. It was a daily routine for people in Kashmir. The aim of the program was to get people out of the clutches of the Pakistani newsletter.

At that time in Kashmir, director Nandh Lal Chawla was the first broadcaster to introduce public service broadcasting. Before that, there was only entertainment, information, education and news on the radio. It was his brainchild that introduced the program, in which we discussed and solved the problem of the people.

“Chawla had good relationship with Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Sadiq who issued the order on the issues raised and discussed in Zoon Dub, redress for the same issue should be dealt with on the same day. related to electricity, water, roads and other civic amenities.This is the main reason for its popularity,” said Bashir Arif.

Once this program aired at 7:30 a.m. on October 3, 1966, people stopped listening to the Pakistani bulletin.

The first characters that were introduced in Zoon Dub were Somnath Sadu as Agh sahib, Maryam begum as Agh bai and also Ghulam Nabi Baba was the first artist who worked as a housekeeper in this feature film.

“In February 1967, Pushkar Ban was introduced as Ma’am Pip Ji, a new character in zoon’s dub. I started in January 1967 as a child artist (Nazir Lala) in this feature film “, said Bashir Arif.

In 1971 Pushkar Ban went to Australia to train and on behalf of his humorous character Farooq Nazki was featured as Ramb Lala and also Ashok Kak as Ismail.

The script of the drama was mainly written by Somnath Sadu, Pushkar Ban, Farooq Nazki, Bashir Arif, and later Ali Mohammad lone and Akhtar Mohiuddin also wrote the script.

The program became popular and everyone who was stationed in other parts of India was invited to start a program like Zoon Dab where the public complaint was discussed.

Zoona Dab was revived in 2012 when Bashir Aarif took over as deputy general manager of Radio Kashmir Srinagar. New characters have been introduced. Bashir Aarif acted as Nazir Lala, Shahida Parveen as his wife, Ashok kak as Ismala and Rashid Barqi as Zoona-Dab tenants.

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