On June 27, 2022, At least 50 people were found dead in an abandoned 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas in connection to a migrant smuggling operation.Cross-border smuggling and human trafficking have been longstanding problems along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, for some, in the name of freedom and opportunity, the risk is worth it. This tragic event comes on the heels of the United States celebration of its independence from British rule.
The United States of America (U.S.) is affectionately known as , The Land Of The Free, And The Home Of The Brave”. This famous phrase is widely known to have been authored by Francis Scott Key in the early 1800s and is presently sung as part of the National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Gaining America’s freedom was no easy task. There were many sacrifices that were made (to include years of war and death). However, in the words of former president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, “The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!”
On Morning we are going to spend time exploring the history of America’s independence and also the cost of gaining our individual freedoms and independence in various of our lives.
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!!!
I found out about WMNF through an outreach table that was set up at Sweet Water Organic Farm during my first visit there in 2012.
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!!!
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