A four-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, who was known unofficial as America’s poet laureate, Robert Frost was born on this day in 1874. There will be a small bit of poetry and a whole lot of music for the Robert Frost birthday to which you are invited along the radio show less traveled on Crosscurrents, 3/26 at 8 am. ROBERT FROST ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/26. ( Radio Link: http://www.krnn.org )
A champion of the Constitution whose tenure as Chief Justice oversaw landmark decisions protecting individual rights and equality, Earl Warren was born on this date in 1891. Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having business before the honorable radio, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for a musical-law-review birthday party for Justice Warren on Crosscurrents, 3/19 at 8 am.
Chief Justice Earl Warren on Crosscurrents, 3/19: radio link: http://www.krnn.org
CHESS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/12: A extroverted producer who, along with his brother, founded Chess Records, exemplified the independent record business establishing Chicago as the hub of blues music, Leonard Chess was born on this date in 1917. You will not need to audition to join the Leonard Chess birthday blues bash on Crosscurrents, 3/12 at 8 am. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
CADILLAC ON CROSSCURRENTS, 3/5: A heroic explorer of North America to his advocates, or a cheating scoundrel of New France to his opponents, he founded the settlement of Detroit, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac was born on this date in 1658. Gavin and Wyatt invite you to ride along with Detroit inspired tunes for the Cadillac birthday party on Crosscurrents, 3/5 at 8am. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
KELLOGG ON CROSSCURRENTS, 2/26: Medical doctor and health-food innovator whose creation of dry breakfast cereals was responsible for the formation of the flaked-cereal industry, John Harvey Kellogg was born on this date in 1852. You are invited to settle down with a bowl of your favorite flakes for a Kellogg birthday and breakfast tunes on Crosscurrents, 2/26 at 8 am. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
Corn flakes were not really tasty because of its poor taste and hence, John’s brother Will tried to introduce some sugar into the mix. John did not agree and hence, Will separately started selling the cereals by adding sugar. It was Will Kellogg who actually set up the business and formed the Kellogg company. John sued his brother and lost the case.
As John Kellogg thought, the corn flakes did not really suppress the urge for “self-exploration” and those who still enjoy corn flakes think that the addition of sugar was really a good idea as at least corn flakes became palatable.
COPERNICUS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 2/19: A mathematician and astronomer who formulated a planetary model in which the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of our solar system, Nicolaus Copernicus was born on this date in 1473. Copernicus may be looking to the sky though we hope you will be listening to the radio for the Copernicus birthday on Crosscurrents, 2/19 at 8 am.
YEAR OF THE DOG ON WTBA, 2/17: The Chinese zodiac calendar brought us to the “Year of the Dog” this weekend. You are invited to join Gavin, Wyatt, and John for a blues show in honor thereof on Walking The Blues Away, KRNN radio, 2/17 at 5 pm. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
Gavin: This weekend begins the Year of the Dog.
Wyatt: Yes indeed. Loyal and friendly… that’s us.
Gavin: Does this dog-year deal mean we get more biscuits?
Wyatt: I just hope there are no firecrackers!
NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY ON WTBA KRNN RADIO, 02/10: This national is a time to celebrate an umbrella as the rain falls (or the sun shines) rather than be blue about the rain. There is no doubt that the blues tunes will be coming down on Walking The Blues Away on KRNN Juneau 2/10 at 5:00 pm.
RADIO LINK: http://www.krnn.org
“Scath Fearthainne” (it’s Gaelic), means, appropriately enough, rain shadow. If there has ever been a more perfect name for umbrella, we don’t know what it is. make sure one of them is strictly for use in the sun!
CONTINENTAL TELEGRAPH ON CROSSCURRENTS, 10/24: Instant messaging across the country became a possibility when the transcontinental telegraph system was completed on this date in 1861. Gavin and Wyatt find the telegraph office to be closed though your radio presenter, John is open for a telegraph celebration and you are invited to Crosscurrents, 10/24 at 8 a.m.