Monday, April 30, 2007

WMUB's role in the community

First and foremost, WMUB has carried live and then replayed the local Candidates Forums of the League of Women Voters of Oxford for many, many years. These are very important for the Oxford, Hamilton area. The professionalism of the WMUB staff is outstanding. It would be a tremendous loss to us all not to have this partnership. No one else can do it.

I view election and news coverage of our area  as critical for our region. The other NPR stations in Cincinnati and northern Kentucky and Yellow Springs may cover Dayton and Cincinnati, but NO ONE covers are our area in the depth and detail in which WMUB does. If WMUB were not here, we would literally not have a local (Oxford/Hamilton/Preble County) news outlet.  While we may not have the numbers, we do have land area of a distinct region.

In so many ways, the City of Oxford and Miami University offer a quality of life in a small town that is outstanding. There is no question in my mind that WMUB, it staff and it's variety and quality of programming are a crucial part of this quality of life issue for all of us.

Thank you for this opportunity to say how important WMUB is to our community and to this community at large.

--Prue Dana, Director of Christian Education Oxford Presbyterian Church; League of Women Voters of Oxford Candidates Forum Chair; Vice Mayor, City of Oxford


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