Reader Editor Takes to NPR Airwaves

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
Reader Editor Takes to NPR Airwaves by Ben Speggen

In case you missed it -- or #ICYMI for the techsters out there -- I've been given the awesome opportunity to succeed Kim Young as the host of Weekend All Things Erie, which airs on WQLN 91.3 Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.

So consider this a formal invitation to start making WQLN a part of your weekend routine.

But in case you're not the type -- despite any invitations -- to set an alarm clock to rise and shine on Saturday mornings, or in case you're not the type to just a wake up of your own accord all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed on Saturn's Day, you can conveniently catch the episodes on WQLN's website -- and I'll be posting those episodes over on my new Facebook page for the show.

Right now, you can listen to my interview with Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority Executive Director Perry Wood, as we discuss ECGRA's inception, vision in Erie County -- involving tackling blight and re-invigorating the region's Main Streets -- and the thoughts of Economic Geographer Richard Florida.

For Saturday, July 12's episode, you'll hear me and local artist Todd Scalise talking about Erie's arts scene, Visual Public Relations, Pennsylvania's influence on artists, and what projects he has in the works.

So grab the radio (or your device for accessing websites), turn it on, tune it in, and listen up, because this is the show that makes it a mission to deliver riveting, raw, and revelatory conversations, fresh and dynamic dialogue and is the program that takes you into the heart of the affairs that affect our community and gives a deeper insight into the individuals shaping our region, Saturday mornings at 7 on WQLN Radio.

Ben Speggen can still be contacted for print-related things at bSpeggen@ErieReader.com, but if you want to chat radio-related items, drop him a line at Ben@WQLN.org. You can tweet with him using @ERBenSpeggen and for Weekend All Things Erie-related thoughts, suggestions, and comments, use #AllThingsErie.

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A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

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