Thanksgiving Day is a formal celebration in many countries around the world. In America, Thanksgiving was birth from a harvest festival shared between the English Colonists and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621. The festival was also a time to express gratitude for other blessings over the past year. However, between 1621 and up to the present day, the notion of Thanksgiving has undergone fundamental changes to its meaning.
In 1621,Thanksgiving was more about expressing gratitude for survival and also fellowship. However, these days, Thanksgiving has become more commercialized with a strong focus on Black Friday shopping specials. Nonetheless, there is still much to be grateful for as we bask in the prescience of our loved ones on this very special day. However, expressing gratitude should not be relegated to just one day. Expressing gratitude is something that we should strive to do on a “daily” basis.
On Morning Energy we are going to spend time exploring the importance of “Daily Gratitude” even in the mist of hardships.
Join me, Renna Reddick Friday from 4 to 6 a.m. for a special musical journey about this topic! I am definitely looking forward to spending time with you on the airwaves and sharing your energy!!!
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I found out about WMNF through an outreach table that was set up at Sweet Water Organic Farm during my first visit there about 5 years ago.
I had never really heard much about community radio stations at that time and became extremely intrigue as to why a radio station would have an interest in attending and/or hosting events in the community.
As I began to learn more from the Volunteer Coordinator at that time, I decided that the station would be a great fit for me in light of my background in communications and my ongoing interest in helping others.
One of my first volunteer assignments at WMNF was community outreach. I thought what better way to reach out to the community than in the same manner that I felt WMNF had reached out to me. After about a year of doing out reach service, I decided to try my hands at voicing promos/drops since I still had a passion for the arts. I also began helping out during the marathons.
Consequently, while volunteering during one of the marathons, I was asked by a former host to consider being one of their co-host because he liked my personality and the sound of my voice. I had never done formal radio work before, although I DID have a communication degree, however, my interest while attending college at that time was more towards television than radio. Nonetheless, I agreed. In addition to being a co-host on that show (The Damn Jams )(Hip-Hop) , other shows that I have co-hosted on while volunteering at WMNF are: Thee Righteous Temple of Hip Hop (Christian Hip Hop), The Early Bird Wake Up Show (Country), Blues With A Groove (Blues ), Mellow Music Encounters ( R& B and Blues) and Kingston 12 (Reggae). However, In February 2014,
I was thankfully given the opportunity to host and produce my own show.... MORNING ENERGY..... and it has truly been an AMAZING experience and journey for which I will always be thankful for!!!