Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
The lead article in the August issue of the Midway Monitor is about Frogtown Radio WFNU 94.1 being on the air. It’s low-power community radio, covers a 5-mile diameter reaching from Har-Mar to the river, from the U of M to the Capital. They want to give the diversity of talent in the Frogtown area the chance to be heard.
Sounds like an opportunity for a member of a historically under-represented minority to get on the air. I’m talking, of course, about Conservatives, who have been systematically excluded from the halls of power in St. Paul since the Great Depression. With your experience in radio, you’d be a shoo-in.
And your very first program could be an investigative piece. The article quotes the Station Director explaining the need for community radio was driven by people who are not cis-gendered white men having limited access to higher education. I, for one, would love to hear why Brown Institute refuses to accept women, LGBTQIA and persons of color as students.
There’s an open slot in the programming schedule on Sunday afternoons. The community needs you.
I’m flattered, but I don’t think Salem would cotton to it.
However – I’d be more than happy to help any Saint Paul conservative who wants to make a go at it; application help, coaching, production…whatever.
Have yoiur people call my people.