Introducing Biblio Radio to the Heights
If you haven’t heard of Biblio Radio yet, let the introductions begin: Cleveland Heights and University Heights, meet Biblio Radio, the new voice of your community library. Biblio Radio, meet Cleveland Heights and University Heights, communities that value engaged citizens and innovative ideas.
Biblio Radio is a weekly segment on WJCU 88.7 FM and a podcast on www.wjcu.org and www.heightslibrary.org that informs Heights residents about all the events sponsored by the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.
There is something for listeners of every age on Biblio Radio. Past segments have covered topics ranging from balancing a personal budget and home repair classes for adults, to movie script writing and blogging classes for teens, to a Dr. Seuss birthday party and sign language classes for kids. Future segments will cover everything from a Percy Jackson book club to art study groups.
Biblio Radio is a partnership between WJCU and the Heights Libraries. Each week, a WJCU producer meets with Sheryl Banks, marketing and community relations manager for Heights Libraries, and Anna Register, the libraries' marketing assistant and occasional Biblio Radio co-host. Together, they decide which library events to bring to the attention of WJCU listeners.
“We have incredibly talented librarians, so one of the best aspects of Biblio Radio is that we give them a chance to speak directly to the community about their programs,” said Banks.
“The partnership between the library and WJCU allows us the opportunity to promote two great Heights organizations at the same time,” said Register.
Heights Libraries and WJCU wanted to establish a voice outside of library walls, and reach Heights residents in a new way. Biblio Radio aims to be the voice of Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library by sharing librarians' insights, and encouraging listeners to participate in library events and programs.
Listen to Biblio Radio on WJCU 88.7 FM on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays at 2:40 p.m., Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays at 12:14 p.m., and Fridays at 8:29 p.m. Or, listen anytime via the podcasts on WJCU's and Heights Libraries' websites.
Cleveland Heights and University Heights, and Biblio Radio: Now that you have been introduced, there is no need for you to be strangers. Get to know each other.
Jim Perkins is WJCU station manager, Biblio Radio creator/producer, and a
communications management graduate student at John Carroll University.