AAUW-Port Townsend to host ‘Women in Radio’ program Nov. 12

PORT TOWNSEND — “Women in Radio,” the second American Association of University Women-Port Townsend program in a series on “Women in Charge,” is planned Saturday, Nov. 12.

The program will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St., during the AAUW meeting. The public is welcome to the free program.

Featured speakers will be Dalana Lynwood, Maryanne McNellis and Cris Wilson, each of whom hosts her own show on KPTZ 91.9 FM in Port Townsend.

They will discuss their radio programs, describe how they got their shows and share some of the joys and obstacles they’ve found along the way.

Who’s who

Lynwood hosts “Music to My Ears,” an hourlong program featuring an assortment of music genres from the 1920s through today’s chart toppers. It is packed with information about the singers and songwriters.

Lynwood has been influenced by participating in musical theater, singing professionally and traveling with her mother, also a performer. Her program airs Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and repeats Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

McNellis hosts “Our Town,” an interview program featuring people in the community, everyone from the mayor to the local mechanic or Pilates teacher. Maryanne has worked as a professor, foreign correspondent, editor and reporter.

She was the first woman foreign correspondent for Business Week magazine and the first woman editor of an international financial newspaper. Her program airs every other Thursday at 5:35 p.m. and every other Tuesday at 12:05 p.m.

“Book Lovers Café” is hosted by Wilson, who talks to writers and reviews books. She has interviewed authors Daniel James Brown, Charles Johnson and Kaci Cronkite, to name just a few.

She has worked as a library director for an international school in Serbia, a librarian and teacher in Alaska, and as the coordinator of adult programs at the Port Townsend Library. Her program airs Wednesdays at 5:05 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

AAUW Port Townsend and its affiliate, the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County, support education and equity through various scholarships and awards, middle school career days and elementary school programs in literacy and math.

For more information on AAUW programs, projects and membership, visit http://pt-wa.aauw.net or phone Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.

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