Starting this morning at 9 am we're going to throw into the programming mix some old fashioned Americana. We will be looking for stories of the past, stories that real life people have experienced which can be fun, maybe that revive a tinge of sadness, but always real and from the heart of American people. You know, we don't get a whole lot of information these days about the "good old days" and I think it important that we take some time to remember first hand where we come from. With the onset of the nuclear family generations ago, we have lost much of the information from times gone by and it is really important information for it helped develop who we are.
Today on the show I will put out a call for storytellers, people in my audience who enjoy telling true stories of interest that are based on their own experience. I am especially looking for things from life in the '70s or earlier, things that bring back memories that were never forgotten. So if you have a story of something that you think very special, contact me either via the contact page on this web site, via comments site on my Blog Talk Radio site or even via Facebook or Twitter. We can change the names, time, date and place if you want but I think it would be fun. And I hope it will help us all "lighten up"; we are much too stressed and worried these days.
I will introduce the concept this morning on the first broadcast of this type and start with a little story of my own which dates back to the 1950's. It's true and I think rather humorous but at the time it was anything but funny. But that's the way life is. What seems a disaster at the time it happens looks so much different as time goes by. Oh, I'll still continue with my current programming but think this new segment might really add some spice.
If the concept catches on, we'll do a show probably every two weeks, more frequently if the interest is there, so we'll just have to see. So come on, folks, what have you got to lose but a wrinkle or two. And if you are worried that you don't have a radio voice, I assure you yours truly doesn't either, but I do have people who seem to enjoy the programming so let's give it a try.
If you miss the show today, it will remain on demand so you can contact me anytime. This isn't the Garrison Keilor hour, folks, but I think it will be fun and enjoyable. I hope you will agree. Here's the link for today's initial broadcast.