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RWK04-2Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 will be the final day for the remaining staff of WMUB. (Follow the WMUB category for other posts in this series.)

A couple of the staff have found jobs; some are retiring; and others are still looking. The picture is a typical WMUB live remote — this one from a Red, White & KaBOOM! Independence Day celebration in Fairfield, OH a few years ago. L-R, Cheri Lawson, Jay Hingsbergen, Ben James, Tana Weingartner and John Hingsbergen.

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Lorain, 1908

Lorain, 1908

On June 28, 1924, the deadliest tornado in Ohio’s history struck Lorain, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie. Here’s WMUB’s Ohio Bicentennial Minute and a Wikipedia article.

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Cleveland Press graphic

On June 25, 2003, WMUB broadcast an Ohio Bicentennial Minute on Dorothy Fuldheim. She was the first woman anchor on television news in America, on WEWS in Cleveland, OH. Click on her photo to link to the Wikipedia article, and click on the Ohio Bicentennial Minute logo to hear the audio.

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TSMmediaThe Tri-State Media Watch blog has a wrap-up of awards won recently by the former WMUB, for work done in 2008:

This has been sitting in the email box for a bit…

We got all of this via email from Friend of TSMW John Hingsbergen, the “Program Director in Exile” of WMUB-FM 88.5/Oxford (which now is a repeater of WVXU 91.7/Cincinnati).

WMUB received a whole mess of awards at two different ceremonies recently. The first list is from the Public News Directors, Inc. the weekend of 6-13/14, in what they call Division C (those with only 1-2 full time news staff):

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smalls2_120_633365_helpdesklogoFor several years I was the host of WMUB’s Help Desk computer call-in show when WMUB was operated by Miami University. Now that it’s being operated by Cincinnati Public Radio, we’re producing the show as a podcast, recorded each Tuesday morning at 9 am ET. Today we experimented with live audio streaming via UStream.tv. It worked, and we’ll try it again on 5/5/09. Go to http://ustream.tv and search for “mub help desk.” For more information, check the Help Desk blog.

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Logo08-200x99Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep — something that’s happened more than once lately. This time was a little different, because what kept running through my mind was a line of poetry — just four words, actually.

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