National Day Of Action – Community Radio Testimonies: Tess Lawley

Dear Community Radio, Oh you. You, the love of my life. You, the reason I get up in the morning (literally, I own a clock radio). You, the one who truly listens to me and the one I truly listen to. Oh you. What would I do without you? Well, truthfully, I wouldn’t do much at all. Approximately 80% of my regular week is dedicated to you in some way.  I listen to you every morning and almost every night, I rely on you for the music I love to hear and the conversations I need to hear. I spend every spare minute making radio documentaries to contribute to you or scheming about how I can spend more time talking live on you. And if not for you, I would be an incredibly boring person to talk to at social events. I would also be invited to a lot less social events, as I would never meet the wonderful people who make you. Community radio, you’ve shown me everything that is great about broadcast media and everything that is great about human beings. You’ve let me hear and you’ve let me be heard. You’ve been a huge part of my life for the last 3 years and I’d like you to remain that way for the rest of my days. So, I guess what I really want to say in this love letter is… I’m going to commit to you. In 2013 and forever after, I commit to community radio. Yours with undying love,Tess

March 19th 2013
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