Being Discovered by KNX
There was a popular bumper sticker several years ago that read, “Welcome to California – Now Go Home.” At one point a line was added: “(And take someone with you).”
Especially as we enjoy our well-above-average temperatures, it’s not hard to understand why people would flock to the west coast. Take that affection for California and multiply it as you narrow your focus to … the Crescenta Valley.
Living in the Crescenta Valley is pretty much loving the Crescenta Valley. We take pleasure in living minutes from downtown Los Angeles with the Music Center and Disney Concert Hall, world famous Hollywood with the Walk of Fame and TCL (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater, the Santa Monica Pier and Sunset Strip, yet tucked away in the foothills that to many resemble fictional Mayberry. No wonder we’ve caught the eye of KNX 1070.
KNX 1070 radio has launched a year long series “KNX on Your Corner” and on Friday the station is setting up shop for the day at Black Cow in Montrose. Hosts of the various shows throughout the day will take an in-depth look at the unique aspects of the Crescenta Valley. KNX’s programming will focus on the La Crescenta-Montrose, La Cañada Flintridge, Sunland and Tujunga area. On-air guests throughout the day will include local civic and business leaders and I’m pleased to note that I am one of those “local civic and business leaders!”
Producers of the Frank Mottek show “KNX Business Hour” have invited CV Chamber of Commerce president, MSPA film liaison and volunteer extraordinaire Steve Pierce and me to come on to talk about local business. (I don’t know who else has been invited along.) The show airs from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and they only need me for about 10 minutes. I am so excited to talk about the business developments in the Crescenta Valley.
Then at 2:20 p.m., I’ll be back on the air to talk about how community-oriented we are up here. From Prom Plus to Relay for Life to the Hometown Country Fair – not to mention the generous nature of our residents and businesses – there’s plenty that says “community” here in the Crescenta Valley and I’m eager to share.
As publisher of the CV Weekly, being asked to take part in “KNX on Your Corner” is so validating. I’ve shared with you before that starting the CV Weekly back in 2009 after the paper I worked for was bought, then shut down, was a leap of faith. Obviously I had confidence that my friends, neighbors and businesses would support this venture … and I wasn’t disappointed. From day one, when my neighbor knocked on my door with a check to have home delivery, the community has invested in this paper. Being able to provide a platform to share information the community wants and needs has been a priority and a privilege. We look forward to being your community newspaper for years to come.
The public is invited to come out and watch the KNX broadcast and meet their team. I hope you can take some time and stop by the Black Cow tomorrow, Friday, and check out who from the Crescenta Valley is on the mic.
I’m sure it’ll be someone you know.