[Nfbwv-talk] Newspaper Story from the Keyser News Tribune

Sheri Koch slk8332015 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 23:03:14 UTC 2017


Nice article… Thanks for sharing Karen. And again, kudos to you Ed


Sheri





> On Aug 19, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Karen McDonald via NFBWV-talk <nfbwv-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> Hello, everyone.
> I thought you all would like to see the story that was recently in the newspaper about Ed's Service Above Self award.
> The text is below my signature.
> Peace
> Karen
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> HONORED: Rotary gives Ed McDonald "Service Above Self" award
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> Aug 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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> KEYSER - Three individuals and four businesses were honored during the 2017 Business and Community Awards dinner held Friday evening at the Davis Center, Potomac State College.
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> By Jean Braithwaite
> Tribune Correspondent
> KEYSER - Three individuals and four businesses were honored during the 2017 Business and Community Awards dinner held Friday evening at the Davis Center, Potomac State College.
> The names of two of the recipients to be recognized remained unannounced throughout the evening until the time their recognition was given.
> The first of these was the 2017 Rotary Service Above Self Award and Ed McDonald was given this tribute.
> On behalf of the Rotary Club of Keyser, Dinah Courrier presented the award for the "tireless effort" that McDonald spent in bringing a radio station to the community, in addition to his work with the Mineral County Historical Society, the Federation of the Blind, and many additional endeavors.
> A graduate of Bethany College and Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism, McDonald taught communications at Bethany and worked at radio stations in Kanawha and Putnam counties, as well as in Kentucky.
> He has been a member of the Mineral County Historical Society for almost 25 years, and was instrumental in launching WKYW, Mountain Streams Radio.
> Earlier in the program, he gave information on the Mountain Streams radio station, saying, "At age 7 was the first time I was in a radio station," and now he proclaims to be a lifelong radio addict.
> He said that the process began in 2013 for the local radio station, when a construction permit was applied for, followed by a testing process, and finally in late February, "regular broadcasting began."
> Mentioning the station is at 102.9 on the dial, McDonald said it is licensed through the Mineral County Historical Society, with the transmitting antenna being located at Catamount Place, a residence hall at PSC.
> "There is a unique music format," he said, involving the sounds of West Virginia and the Appalachian area that features "old time string, bluegrass, and gospel," all presented with acoustic instruments.
> McDonald said in the future improvements will be made at the Keyser radio station, as adding more music and having a real studio, where now everything is produced in the basement of his home.
> He is also planning to expand the air time to include "all of Mineral County," develop an advisory group, and make welcome volunteers and ideas for the radio station.
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