Susi's Station Notes: Happy July 4!

Jun 28, 2013

It's been busy here at WKAR, but who isn't these days? We're wrapping up our fiscal year, looking forward to new productions and our upcoming festivals.

This week I had the opportunity to be on a panel for one of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences summer media camps. The camps offer girls opportunities to learn about various aspects of our broadcasting industry along with other media-related topics including video gaming.

Participants in the summer media camp.
Credit Susi Elkins

I was excited to tell them about what we do -- and hear about the work our colleagues do. It was a good way to wrap up the week.

For many of you, next week may mean vacation. It could include travel, fireworks or cookouts. We have some programs on WKAR just for you!

This Saturday and Sunday (June 29-30) look for our Create Marathons to offer some fun ideas to help you prepare for your July 4 celebration. With Burt Wolf as your guide, you'll enjoy sites across the USA and grillmaster Steven Raichlen will offer some tasty barbecue tips.

Next Tuesday we'll feature two American monuments -- The Statue of Liberty is a film by Ken Burns and that's followed by an American Experience visit to Mt. Rushmore.

We'll cap it off on Independence Day with back-to-back broadcasts of America's biggest independence celebration -- A Capitol Fourth 2013, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and featuring a star-filled cast, terrific music and a gigantic fireworks display.

No matter how you celebrate, we hope it is safe and happy and that you keep WKAR with you as your companion!