Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Area bookstore and radio station launch book-related radio show

Chester County Book and Music Company and BrandywineRadio.com, a regional classical music Internet-based radio station, are starting up a new radio program that focuses on local authors and the book industry. The first episode of "The Brandywine Book Report" is set to air this Friday, Sept. 24, at 5 p.m.

Hosting the half-hour show will be Bruce Mowday, a local author and former managing editor of The Mercury's sister paper, The Daily Local News, from Chester County Book and Music Co., 975 Paoli Pike, West Goshen (a fine, large and well-stocked bookstore, if you ever have the chance to visit. Check out their events calendar here, they often have booksignings and other fun events).

“We’re excited to have this radio outlet to promote local authors!” said Thea Kotrobe of the Chester County Book and Music Co., in a press release.

Mowday will interview local authors and talk to publishing executives about the book industry. The show will be broadcast every fourth Friday at 5 p.m., and will be repeated on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Mowday is the author of books on Chester County history, business and true crime. His books include "Jailing The Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers To Justice" and "September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia." For more information on Mowday and his books, visit http://www.mowday.com/.

BrandywineRadio.com, the nation’s first all local Internet Radio station, operates 24 hours a day and serves Chester and Delaware counties and the Main Line from studios in Kennett Square.


On a side note, CCBMC will host this event on Thursday, Sept. 23 (from their website):

Thursday, September 23, 2010 7 p.m.:

Writers featured in PROMPTED, a new collaboration between Philadelphia Stories and the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio, will read from and discuss their work in this anthology. From internationally published author Julie Compton ("Tell No Lies," "Rescuing Olivia") to first-time poet Marsha Pincus, PROMPTED’s connective tissue lies in a deep love and respect for the craft of writing as it explores the human condition via poetry, personal essays, and fiction PROMPTED is edited by Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio Director Alison Hicks Featured authors who will include Kay Peters (poetry), Joyce Meyers (poetry), Jeanne Obbard (poetry), Rosalind Kaplan (non-fiction), and Deborah Derrickson Kossmann (non-fiction).

1 comment:

Michael S Weekley said...

good to see quality authors getting the attention they deserve, especially on a local level...