Since 2002, Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) listeners have enjoyed a weekly program of storytelling by local, regional and national storytellers. Setting a new milestone, the 400th episode of the program will air on Sunday, January 19.
Hosted by Carolyn Franzini, A Time for Tales encourages listeners to listen to stories and to share their experiences with others.
“A well-told story can motivate a listener to write their own story,” said Franzini. “Listeners can feel a range of life experiences through storytelling.”
Franzini says her own life experiences help provide a unique perspective to storytelling.
“I love travelling to other cultures. I have always been interested in travel that involves experiencing the lives of other people,” added Franzini. “As a result of those travels, I have a sharpened lens with which to view my own life and culture.”
Each program of A Time for Tales features stories and songs of selected themes.
“Some of my favorite themes would include stories about family and special people. I also appreciate historical stories,” said Franzini. “Some themes are challenging because I don’t always have ‘good stories’ that fit the idea. If the theme is too specific, it can be a real challenge.”
The radio program is designed for listeners to enjoy the stories and possibly share their own stories with family and friends. At the end of each program, Franzini reminds listeners to ‘take time and tell your tales.’
“I value the oral tradition of storytelling. Every person’s story has value, and broadcasting others’ stories will reveal the power in telling a story. We are transported to another time and place when we listen to stories,” Franzini added.
The 400th episode of A Time for Tales is entitled “Conflict” and features stories and songs by Elizabeth Ellis, Diane Ferlatte, Bill Harley and John McCutcheon.
The program can be heard on WMKY (90.3FM) at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 19.
Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) broadcasts from historic Breckinridge Hall on the campus of Morehead State University.
Additional information is available by calling 606.783.2001 or by visiting online at: http://www.wmky.org