Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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WRBH Fall 2012 Newsletter

Dear Loyal WRBH Supporters,

We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer. It is hard to believe that we are into the month of October already. This was a busy summer for WRBH as we endured Hurricane Isaac, adapted to the changes brought on by the Times Picayune, and celebrated our 30th year on the air. As always we are eternally grateful to all of our volunteers, supporters, and listeners for all of your continued love and support in making WRBH the wonderful organization that it is.
WRBH Reading Radio Turns 30!

photo-1 As many of you know, WRBH recently celebrated our 30th anniversary. WRBH has gone through many changes since Dr. Robert McClean bought the 88.3 FM signal in 1982 and WRBH was broadcasting from its previous Lighthouse for the Blind location. We have weathered some serious storms over the years, both literally and figuratively. On Friday September 14, the staff of WRBH hosted a 30th Anniversary Party at the Magazine Street studios. We had a wonderful turnout of volunteers, board members, and supporters from the past thirty years. Please visit the WRBH website to view pictures from the event! WRBH would not be what it is today without our amazing volunteers, supporters, and listeners. Thank you for the last 30 years, we are certainly looking forward to the next 30!

Talkin' Saints with Brian Allee-Walsh and Tim Vogel

WRBH is honored and excited to announce that Brian Allee-Walsh, along with Tim "The Birdman" Vogel, are hosting a new program on WRBH 88.3 FM called "Talkin Saints" that airs from 8:30 AM until 9:00 AM the morning after every Saints regular season and post season game. Brian and Tim will take calls from local media personalities, Saints players and even the Who Dat nation.

Brian Allee-Walsh joins WRBH as the host of "Talkin' Saints" after several years as a volunteer reader at the station. He spent over 32 years with the Times-Picayune, including the last 23 covering the New Orleans Saints and NFL. Many of you know Tim Vogel as the WRBH Production Engineer and avid college and professional sports fan. He jumps in as Brian's co-host for Talkin' Saints. We are so excited about this new program which is being underwritten and brought to you by Peoples Health.

If you have any thoughts about the Saints or questions that you would like to be answered on Talkin' Saints please call the Talkin' Saints voicemail at 504.899.1144 extension 14 or email talkinsaints@wrbh.org.

Newspaper of the Air

Although the Times Picayune has made the transition from a daily publication to a three day a week publication, WRBH will still broadcast the Newspaper of the Air on a daily basis. We will continue to bring you world and local news, sports and entertainment, Monday though Friday from 7:00 am until 9:00 am and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. You can listen to the broadcast on 88.3 FM or through live streaming on our website by clicking here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Lazare

Jim Lazare

If you're afraid of flying, Jim Lazare is the guy you'd want in the seat next to you on that long trans-Atlantic flight. Calm, easygoing, affable, with an extensive knowledge of aviation due to his long tenure at Delta Airlines where he did "everything but fly them and fuel them", Jim could soothe even the most panicky passenger with his wealth of information and serene outlook. He can make you laugh, too, because he's a very funny guy.

Jim has been a volunteer at WRBH since 1984, and was one of the Sunday newspaper readers for a number of years. Since his move to Ventress, Louisiana, he now makes the trek to the station on Thursdays, getting on the road by five a.m. for the 100 mile trip (it takes two hours!) He's a regular Wall Street Journal reader, and has loaned his voice to several books, including the Edwin Edwards biography and PRIME ANGUS, the book of essays by Angus Lind. A history buff, he loves to read and enjoys woodworking (although he lost most of his tools in Katrina) and spending time with his grandchildren: Tyler, 4, and Jack, 4 months. He also likes to cook but likes eating more—when I asked him what his favorite food was, he replied "Yes, and often."

Jim's also been a dependable presence at the annual WRBH golf tournaments, where he helps keep everything running smoothly and makes sure the golfers remain hydrated and happy. After all, he's adopted his wife's philosophy: "In life, the day you're born and the day you die are really important days; what's in the middle you shouldn't worry about too much." We're happy Jim gives us his time and talent, and we know the listeners appreciate him too.
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Hurricane Isaac
We hope that you all made it safely through Hurricane Isaac. WRBH suffered significant roof damage during the storm. This caused water leaks in many of the rooms in our building. We have just completed the process of replacing the roof and doing interior repairs. Fortunately this time there was no damage to our transmitter site in Chalmette so as soon as power was restored, WRBH was back on the air.

Saint Lucy Medals

st. lucy 3 2We are excited that New Orleans based company Saints for Sinners has created a medal of Saint Lucy, the Patron Saint of blindness, for WRBH. 100% of the proceeds from sales of these medals will go towards continuing the 24 hour a day, seven day a week programming that WRBH does. Each medal is imported from Italy and hand painted by Robert Clemenz of Saints for Sinners. The medals are available for purchase on the WRBH website. The cost is $33.00 ($30.00 for the medal +$3.00 for shipping and handling).

Click here to visit the Saint Lucy Medal ordering page
Thank you so much for all of your support over the last 30 years. We look forward to another 30 years and beyond on the air!


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Double Vision Numberss

In the class for severe/profound disabled children I'm helping the teacher work with the children on counting to five. to show the number and the amount as well as do tap counting. There are two cortically visually impaired children in her class as well as a child with light perception only.
These cards I call "double vision" after the series of books with that label which have braille and print in them. On these cards. They are index cards on which I have used day-glo color coding dots, markers, glitter glue and black puffy paint. On another set for older children, I printed the number names. This way, the teacher does not have to use a different set of cards for her visually impaired children.

Numbers flash cards