As the Atlanta StoryCorps team settles in our new home at WABE, we want to make sure to thank WABE for their hospitality. We have been welcomed by all WABE staff – from the General Manager John Weatherford, who gave us a personal tour of the station, to the Director of New Media Wayne Sharpe, who participated in a StoryCorps interview, to the lovely front desk staff person, Jeanine Osborne, who happily buzzed us in the front door every day. Whether the topic is football (WABE has its own league), the best way to prepare stew (“never let it boil!”), or participating in our Friends and Family week (“yeah, sure, I’ll sign up for an interview slot”), our new hosts have been engaged, hospitable, and eager to make sure our needs are met.
The Atlanta StoryCorps audience has also been welcoming. Our first month of interview slots were filled within 48 hours. To make sure the city is even more attuned to our work here, WABE will air selected Atlanta StoryBooth interviews on their program City Café.
Thank you, WABE, for your gracious hospitality! Thanks also for the “conversations of a lunchtime” that you helped provide during our training weeks!