help WFAE’s Listen Here bring new listeners to public radio

A new tumblr "showcases the best of public radio according to those who make it." It's a great play list, and you can make your own recommendations by following the submission guidelines below. See their first ten picks here, including my all-time favorite, David Isay's Ghetto Life 101.

WFAE is pleased to announce Listen Here (, a digital project designed to bring new listeners to public radio. Listen Here is a compilation of the public radio pieces that are most likely to draw in people who do not currently listen—the best, most interesting, most compelling public radio out there—and we want your input. We’re seeking submissions by hosts, reporters, and producers, as well as freelancers and member station staffers. We don’t want this to come across at overly self-promotional, so please submit work that is not your own. The playlist will be updated frequently beginning with the launch on Wednesday February 5th.

If you would like to participate, please send the following information to Katie Herzog at

•            Your name

•            Your job/station/show

•            A link to the piece you would play for someone who doesn’t listen to public radio but should (if you can’t find a link, the show/title is fine)

•            A sentence or two about the piece and why you love it

•            Links to any website/social media you want to promote

Please feel free to forward this to your colleagues and friends in public radio. The more submissions we get, the better the playlist, the more new ears.

Katie Herzog

Social Media Coordinator/Online Producer

WFAE Charlotte’s NPR News Source


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