Congratulations to our close friends at ” Talkin’ Birds,” a radio program as well as podcast regarding birds as well as preservation that will certainly broadcast its 900th program this Sunday, September 11. Developed as well as held by Ray Brown, this regular 30-minute program has 10s of hundreds of audiences throughout The United States and Canada as well as the globe.
I recognize just 2 radio reveals regarding birds that have actually been about much longer than “Talkin’ Birds.” Laura Erickson’s “For the Birds” has actually been going solid considering that 1986, as well as BirdNote has actually been on the air considering that February 2005. It’s reasonable to claim that all 3 have actually led the way for the several birdy podcasts that we delight in today.
Episode # 1 of “Talkin’ Birds” broadcast on April 3, 2005– the creation of Ray Brown that had actually operated in radio throughout New England for years as well as that had actually been birding considering that the 1970s. With much less than a handful of Sundays missed out on, Ray has actually remained in the workshop regular for greater than 17 years, sharing preservation information, speaking with professional visitors, holding the online Secret Bird Competition, as well as bantering regarding yard birding with the well-liked Mike O’Connor, the proprietor of the wonderful Bird Viewer’s General Shop on Cape Cod. Gradually, various other attributes have actually consisted of the Bird Word of the Day, young birder records, audio postcards, as well as a lot more. The program broadcasts live from WATD on the South Coast of Massachusetts at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on Sundays, as well as plays postponed on 14 radio terminals throughout the Northeast. Episodes are likewise live-streamed as well as launched as podcasts.
Audiences are welcomed to come to be Talkin’ Birds Ambassadors to get the word out regarding the program as well as regarding birds as well as preservation. With greater than 700 Ambassadors as well as checking– consisting of a minimum of one in every U.S. state as well as in 7 Canadian districts, as well as nations as away as Finland, Nigeria, as well as Australia– these volunteers are a testimony to the wide allure of the program.
” When we began the program on a solitary radio terminal, we really did not recognize if the very first episode could be the last,” Brown states. “Yet audiences reacted with interest right from the beginning. Also after 17 years, I anticipate every Sunday to pick up from the fantastic birders as well as guardians we invite as visitors as well as to speak with our fantastic audiences throughout the united state as well as past.”
Epic birder, writer, as well as repeat visitor Kenn Kaufman said loudly, “9 hundred wonderful episodes! What an impressive document of educating as well as motivating the general public regarding the fantastic globe of birds. Everybody associated with birdwatching as well as bird preservation owes you our many thanks, Ray; as well as the birds would certainly thanks, also, if they can Talk Birds in addition to you do. Congratulations!”
Program # 900 will certainly commemorate Talkin’ Birds’ background, factors, as well as audiences, as well as attribute present Talkin’ Birds staff member Debbie Blicher as well as Freya McGregor, together with Mike O’Connor.
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