Thursday, August 8, 2013

Call for Essays for Radio

1) WVTF: Looking for personal essays -- stories rooted in local experience. Listening Audience: 160,000 listeners in central and western Virginia and surrounding states. The presenter said she's seen essay accepted that just mention an area in their listening areas.  3:15 minute time slot (Just less than 600 words)
Presenter: Janis Jaquith. If you'd like her opinion on your essay and/or help with your delivery, mention her Virginia Writers Club Symposium's handout email her: . She can submit it to WVTF.

Some info on the station below:
The main broadcast center is located in Roanoke where a 12,000 square foot facility houses 11 studios, a large newsroom, state of the art operations, and staff offices. WVTF/RADIO IQ also has satellite studios/offices in Charlottesville’s downtown mall as well as news bureaus in Blacksburg and Richmond.
WVTF is our legacy public radio service offering a blend of NPR and regional/state news, classical music and Jazz as well as entertainment programs. TheWVTF network of broadcast signals includes 13 transmitters and translators serving central and western Virginia.    
The newer service, RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News networks of signals feature a 24/7 news and talk format including content from the BBC, NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, independent sources and our own reporters and producers. The 2 RADIO IQ networks consist of 9 radio signals serving central, southern, and southwestern Virginia plus the Richmond metro and Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County.
2) WMRA: Harrisonburg, VA will broadcast essays with political opinion in the "Civic Soapbox" series. The slot is 3 minutes long. Contact Martha Woodroof by email (didn't provide that) or phone: 800-677-9672. Submit essays to

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