WGXC Afternoon Show: Katie Hartsough
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
Hosted by Kieran Riley (Monday); Randall Martin, Kim Singletary, Alan Skerrett (1st, 3rd Tuesday); Randall Martin (2nd, 4th Tuesday); Vern Cross, Kamal Johnson, Ed Mack, Jayden Cross, Indya Cross (Wednesday); Tom DePietro, Selha "CeCe" Graham (Thursday); Tom Roe (Friday, Saturday); Azouke Legba, Carline Murphy (Sunday).
In the latest Hudson Valley Word of Mouth segment from Julia Joern, a visit with Katie Hartsough, owner of the recently-opened Kaaterskill Market. After years in the fashion industry, Katie became increasingly disillusioned with certain aspects of consumerism and a system that pumped out products with short life spans. So she turned her eye toward creating a business focusing on sustainability and fair trade practices. Located on Main Street in Catskill, her shop offers sustainable and utilitarian home goods, many made by local craftspeople using natural and organic materials from the area. Also on view in her space are artworks by her husband, Tristan Fitch. When she's not tending to her store, she escapes to RamsHorn-Livingston Audubon Sanctuary, right here in Catskill.
The show features local news, interviews with community leaders and personalities, a rundown of local and regional events, weather updates, and more about and for the community. The show is a place for a community conversation about issues, with music, and more. Saturday the emphasis is more on radio art, and art on the radio. Unlike shows by individual programmers on the station, the "WGXC Afternoon Show" is considered partially station-run. The Wednesday show calls itself the "Drive-Time Show" and Sunday's is "Li Le, Le Tan."