Orlando First Stop on StoryCorps Mobile Tour
ORLANDO IS THE FIRST STOP ON STORYCORPS’ MOBILE TOUR IN 2019
MORE APPOINTMENTS FOR THE JANUARY VISIT OPEN ON JAN. 7; MOBILEBOOTH STATIONED AT ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART
Public radio stations 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are excited to partner with personal history project StoryCorps to bring their 2019 Mobile Tour to Orlando.
The MobileBooth Airstream trailer will be stationed at the Orlando Museum of Art from Jan. 5 to Feb. 6 to record and preserve our community’s stories.
UPDATE: Appointments are full. Add yourself to the waitlist in case there are cancellations.
Save These Dates:
• Jan. 31: StoryCorps Listening Event at Orlando Health’s Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Multipurpose Room. Join StoryCorps and public radio stations 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 for an evening of conversation and listening. It’s free but space is limited. RSVP>>
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President and General Manager LaFontaine Oliver is excited that StoryCorps’ work will document the substantial growth and rich history of the Central Florida region in our listeners’ own words.
“We’re proud that our community’s stories will be woven together and preserved for future generations,” Oliver said. “We look forward to finding creative ways to showcase these stories on our airwaves and through podcasting.”
Danielle Anderson, associate director of the StoryCorps Mobile Tour, said they could not think of a better place to kick off their 2019 Mobile Tour than in the beautiful city of Orlando.
“Our MobileBooth hasn’t visited in over 10 years, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with 90.7 WMFE and the Orlando Museum of Art to record, preserve, and share some of the stories in this vibrant, ever-evolving city and its many diverse communities,” she said.
About the Mobile Tour
Groundbreaking personal history project StoryCorps returns to the road with the 2019 tour of its MobileBooth—the Airstream trailer converted into a mobile recording studio. As it travels around the country between Jan. 5 and Dec. 21, the MobileBooth will offer Americans the simple yet singular opportunity to record meaningful conversations about their lives, to be preserved for posterity in the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Read more at storycor.ps/MobileTour2019
About the Booth Location
The Orlando Museum of Art will host the StoryCorps’ Mobile Booth while it’s in Orlando in January and the first week of February. The Airstream trailer will be parked right in front of the museum.
OMA is thrilled to partner with WMFE and StoryCorps, Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Manager Michael Caibio said.
“The Orlando community is full of so many interesting people and stories, and the museum is proud to be a part of the documentation of these stories,” Caibio said. “It’s the perfect partnership because, in the same way that we preserve and present art and culture for the community, StoryCorps preserves and shares these stories to be enjoyed by future generations.”
StoryCorps’ Past Visits
StoryCorps facilitators traveled to Orlando in 2017 for a special project to record the stories of those affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting. The last time the community had a visit from the Mobile Booth — the full StoryCorps experience — was 10 years ago, in 2008.
About Community Communications Inc.:
Community Communications Inc. is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public broadcasting company that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of NPR programming; 90.7-2 Classical; and since March 2018, 89.5 WMFV, public radio for The Villages, Leesburg and The Golden Triangle. Part of the community since 1980, Community Communications focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit wmfe.org and wmfv.org for more information.
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