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Happy National Radio Day!

Once again it’s the day to celebrate the most enduring electronic medium: radio. In particular it’s time to recognize the stations, programmers, DJs and volunteers who make vibrant, relevant local radio, that informs, entertains and enriches communities.

Make a point to tune in your favorite local stations today, and maybe give ‘me a quick call to tell them how much you enjoy listening. Take to social media and tag those stations, along with the hashtag #NationalRadioDay. If you don’t already, make a donation to your fav noncommercial stations, or consider a little bonus contributions in honor of National Radio Day.

I celebrated a day early. I’m visiting friends in Richmond, Virginia, so we popped over to community radio WRIR, which Jennifer toured and profiled earlier this year. Volunteers Cameron Robinson and Krysti Albus were warm and welcoming, even as they were getting ready for their weekly production meeting and volunteer meeting. Krysti gave us a tour of the station as she enthused about the service the stations provides to the city of Richmond, like local public affairs programming and live bands in-studio. WRIR even serves as the city’s official emergency information station.

However you choose to celebrate, have a great National Radio Day!

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