Well, although this was in no way our first on-air bobble, it was a good one. Not quite as good as when folks tuned in to hear our show at noon and were treated to all they wanted to know about pet health when the "Paws for Thought" show, which typically follows our show, was mistakenly misnamed and was cued up in place of ours (we share the same engineer-extraordinaire). Once discovered by an observant listener or two, this was corrected so that our show ran right after "Paws" and we had a good laugh--hope the pet folks did too. You just can't take yourself too seriously in the world of community radio--or anywhere else, for that matter!
Today's show was scheduled to be a conversation with Sarah and Keith Chilcote about their experience relocating historic homes in order to preserve them. Instead our listeners were treated to us chatting with Joy Sears of SHPO, who was originally slated for next week. We love when we get an opportunity to share with you some of the lesser-known benefits available to historic property owners, and the staff of the State Historic Preservation Office, part of the Cultural Heritage section of the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, are surely a benefit. Not only do they manage the federal National Register of Historic Properties program for our state, they have a wealth of information and expert assistance available regarding tax incentive and grant programs, educational opportunities, as well as the technical expertise to help you maintain your historic properties.
Joy Sears, is the technical restoration expert at SHPO, among other duties. She has been helping property owners preserve and maintain their properties for a number of years. As a member of Salem's HLC for several terms, she offered a wide construction knowledge that helped the commissioners fully understand the plans and specifications of the projects they reviewed. She often provided restoration-advice articles for their quarterly newsletter, and it is in that regard that we are so pleased to have her join our SHM team. Joy will be recording Restoration Tips on various subjects that will air on our show periodically.
We know you will enjoy hearing Joy's segments as much as we are excited to provide them for you. If you have any specific questions or concerns about your historic property, feel free to email them to us at SalemHistoryMatters@gmail.com, or use the form on our Contact Us page, and we'll be sure she sees them.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK and enjoy our conversation with Keith and Sarah Chilcote.