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Local radio station to feature area artists

POSTED: December 29, 2010 11:17 p.m.

Beginning with the first Saturday of the new year, a special family hour will hit the airwaves every week on WBCX 89.1 FM.

The family-friendly show, "Celebration: Arts Alive!" will broadcast every Saturday on the volunteer- and student-run radio station at Brenau University.

The first show will air from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Saturday.

The arts show will invite various performing arts groups and cultural agencies to take part in the broadcast.

The inaugural show is titled, "Kwanzaa Celebration — African American Family Values." Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration that is designed to focus families on traditional values like unity, faith and responsibility. Each day of the celebration focuses on a different value.

According to the show's producer Marianne Scott, the goal is to "honor the multi-cultural diversity of our community" and to provide an initiation into a global society to young people through cultural education.

Program volunteers also want to use the show as an opportunity to "showcase local community arts talents for enriching arts in schools."

Volunteers with TEAM ARTS of Gainesville have organized the Celebration show. TEAM ARTS aims to foster an arts-integrated society by infusing all medium of arts in all aspects of everyday life.

The arts show precedes the Flying Cow Family Hour, which airs from 9-10 a.m. Saturdays. The Flying Cow show has been filling the airwaves since 2007 with kid-friendly music, stories, jokes and poems.

To learn more about being a guest on Celebration: Arts Alive, contact Marianne Scott at 770-503-1638. Audiences can listen to the broadcasts online.



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