In honor of WORT’s summer pledge drive, today’s show is focused on the importance of community radio and the way it has touched all our lives. For this special hour, guest host Richelle Wilson invites an old friend of the station and a familiar voice to many of us, Mitch Jeserich.
Mitch tells the story of how he got his start in broadcast journalism, how his community station KPFA has weathered the pandemic, what it’s like covering significant events like the War on Terror and the current war in Ukraine, and why local media—especially radio—is so vital to creating and sustaining community in times of crisis and beyond.
Mitch Jeserich is a longtime broadcast journalist and the host of Letters & Politics at community radio station KPFA located in Berkeley, California. You can hear the program syndicated on WORT 89.9 FM every Tuesday through Thursday from 1PM to 2PM Central Time.
Cover photo: Screenshot from the Letters and Politics YouTube channel