GreenWaves-Logo_modified-radioGreen Waves Radio airs Fridays at 11:00 am on Lexington Community Radio

By: Chris Porter
Development Director
Bluegrass Greensource

The past year has seen the birth of one of Lexington’s newest, most exciting community resources – Lexington Community Radio. Operating two low-power stations (95.7/WLXL/El Pulso Latino and 93.9/WLXU) from the basement of the STEAM Academy, LCR exists for members of the Lexington community to create and broadcast the programs and content that they want to hear.

Bluegrass Greensource was excited to launch its own show on LCR in January. Called Green Waves Radio, this show is a weekly exploration of the people, organizations, and businesses that are working in different ways to strengthen Central Kentucky’s environment and make it more sustainable. None of the staff working on the program had prior experience working in a radio station, and so each person had to learn the basics of conducting a radio show live and in studio, running a sound board, and being on the microphone.

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Bluegrass Greensource Executive Director, Amy Sohner and Chris Porter, Development Director in the Lexington Community Radio studio.

Each Green Waves episode briefly reviews news stories related to environmental issues before diving into a long-form conversation with that week’s guest. The goal of the show is to raise the profile of the many environmental issues facing Central Kentucky while also working to promote the many good people who are making a difference in our community.

Lane Boldman, the Executive Director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, was the show’s first guest, where she provided an overview of Kentucky’s 2016 Legislative Session from the environment’s perspective. Since then, we’ve had conversations with Tresine Logsdon about Fayette County Public Schools’ commitments to sustainability; Andrea Wilson Mueller from Inside Out Design of Frankfort and Roscoe Klausing and Dan Stever from the Klausing Group about sustainability in landscaping; Tyler Offerman and Will Cripps from a new business offering guided outdoor excursions at Home Place High Adventure; Amy Preske and Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley from Buffalo Trace about their new farm-to-bottle initiative; and Josh Bills from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development about solar energy and its potential in Kentucky, among many other guests.

This August, GreenWaves is focusing on the practice of environmental education and have been talking with lead practitioners in this field. Our September lineup will focus on Lexington businesses who are leading the way in becoming more sustainable. If you live in Lexington and want to check out the show, tune in to 93.9/WLXU on Friday mornings from 11-12; if you live outside of Lexington, you can stream the show live via LCR’s website. We are also in the process of posting our past episodes as podcasts, so you will be able to stay up-to-date on any conversations you miss. Click here to subscribe to our podcast, and be notified as new episodes are available!

See you on airwaves!