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Our main mission is to provide you with the best of classic country music, all day and every day.  We have short one or so minute news and weather and community calendar bulletins, but longer stories are not included in our regular music programming.

But, as a station keen to provide local information and content, we use new podcasting technology to also offer you longer features about items of interest to you and the rest of our listening community.

To hear these special podcast features, please click the links below.

 

PodcastDescription
WCJC's New Bay City Carpentry ProgramDean of Workforce Programs, Danny Bacot, and Chief Instructor Bruce Holly discuss the new carpentry program now being offered at Wharton County Junior College's Bay City campus
Tenaris gives a $50,000 grant to the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association.This year's annual Matagorda County Fair contained a surprise announcement - Tenaris was sponsoring part of the youth livestock competitions with a $50,000 grant for ongoing education scholarships.

We speak with the Fair Manager and a Tenaris executive about how this sponsorship was designed and the benefits it brings to the county and community as a whole.
CAST's "The Savannah Sipping Society"We interview the cast and director of CAST's latest production, a "southern style" comedy by the popular writers Jones, Hope & Wooten.
Interview with Kris Long about the 2024 Matagorda County FairWe talk with Kris Long, a board member of the Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association, about the 2024 County Fair.
Interview with LTC (ret) Vanessa Hicks-Calloway, candidate for State Rep, District 30Four Republican contenders are vying to become the candidate for State Representative of the newly redistricted District 30.

Lieutenant-Colonel (ret) Vanessa Hicks-Calloway talks with us and tells us about her background and qualifications for this position.
An interview with Colleen Manske, Republican candidate for District 23 judge (Matagorda and Wharton counties)Colleen Manske is one of the two Republican candidates for the 23rd district court judge position.

In a wide-ranging interview, she shares with us her life story, all of which goes into making her the person she is now. Colleen says that it is her life experiences as much as her legal experience that will make her a good judge.
John Maher, candidate for 23rd District Court JudgeJohn Mayer talks about his life, his legal experience, and why he should be the next judge for District 23, which comprises Wharton and Matagorda counties.
Carolina Jelufka, Executive Director of the Jackson County Chamber of CommerceWe interview Carolina and discuss activities in the County in general and their currently-underway 14th Annual Best of Texas Big Hog and Big Buck contest in particular.
George Harrison, Port of Bay City Commissioner CandidateThe election race for Port of Bay City Commissioner – normally sleepy and sometimes uncontested – has become more important this year, especially after the recent controversy over the failed Bond measure.  Both incumbents, running for re-election, have challengers.

The front man for the Commissioners, and longest serving commissioner, is George Harrison, who also serves as Chairman.  He is running an extensive campaign for re-election.

In a wide-ranging podcast, David interviews George, and asked him about himself, the benefits the port brings to the county, and of course about the controversial rejected bond measure, concluding with why he should get your vote and be returned to office.
CAST's "The Mousetrap" Actors and DirectorDavid speaks with director Kevin Knox and two of the actors in their upcoming production of the Agatha Christie murder mystery, The Mousetrap.
Philip Hester Presentation to Van Vleck SeniorsOn October 8, 2023, both candidates for Matagorda County Sheriff gave presentations to a group of seniors at the Van Vleck Community Center.

This is the presentation from Philip Hester.  Please also see the other presentation by Rick DeLeon.
Rick DeLeon Presentation to Van Vleck SeniorsOn October 8, 2023, both candidates for Matagorda County Sheriff gave presentations to a group of seniors at the Van Vleck Community Center.

This is the presentation from Rick DeLeon.  Please also see the other presentation by Philip Hester.
Situational AwarenessA discussion with Bay City's Chief of Police, Christella Rodriguez, about situational awareness, what it is, and how to benefit from it in your lives.

Chief Rodriguez gives specific examples of risks we can protect against, and strategies we can adopt to respond to problems when/if we sense them, and assures us that her department always welcomes 911 or general calls.
Our Grand Opening CeremonyOn August 9, about 100 people turned up and braved the searing heat to celebrate the opening of our new studios in Bay City.

The event started with local singer, Juliet Lane, singing The Star Spangled Banner, then a Prayer from local Pastor Charlie Shurz.  That was followed by welcomes from Judge Bobby Seiferman, Mayor Robert Nelson and local personality Zeinab Ghais.

We then had some prize drawings, after which Mitch Thames from Bay City Ch of Commerce and Carol Jalufka from Jackson Co Ch of Commerce did ribbon cuttings.
Bay City ISD's inaugural Business & Community Leaders' SummitDr Dwight McHazlett, Bay City ISD Superintendent, explains what their inaugural Business and Community Leaders' Summit will be.

He discusses some of the school district's many programs and they are keen to make themselves and their successes accountable to the community they service.
WCJC Almost-Instant Registration Events and Open Admissions PolicyAnother interview with Wharton County Junior College recruiter Chelsea Korenek, on July 12 2023.

We discuss their open admission policy (ie pretty much anyone can enroll for pretty much any class) and their new series of instant-application events they are holding in Richmond and Wharton in late July and August to make it even easier for you to discuss your options and complete an enrollment.
WCJC Credit ClassesAn interview with Leigh Ann Collins, VP of Instruction at Wharton County Junior College, on June 14 2023.

She discusses their credit course options, primarily their AA and AS "credit" courses - what they are, what they cost, why you should take them, and the benefits you can expect as a result.
Wharton County Junior College ”Non-Credit” ClassesAn interview with Leigh Ann Collins, VP of Instruction at WCJC, on June 14, 2023.

Topics covered include explaining what non-credit classes are, a stepping stone approach to education, practical skills and general classes, partnering with employers, time and cost required to study, and how to get more information.
Interview with Wharton County Junior College’s Chelsea KorenekAn impromptu interview with Chelsea Korenek, a recruiter with Wharton County Junior College, when we met while we were both exhibiting at the Jackson County Job Fair in Edna on April 26, 2023.

An interesting discussion on the benefits of attending a junior college and some of the benefits/services offered by WCJC.
First night audience reactions to Bay City CAST’s Red Velvet Cake War productionA great comedy, well directed and acted, made for a sell-out and enthusiastic crowd on the first night of "The Red Velvet Cake War" at the Bay City CAST Theater.
Bay City CAST - Interview with the directors of ”A Night on Broadway”.On January 9, 2023, David Rowell interviewed Ray Garcia and Kara Cowart, the two directors of the production A Night on Broadway, being staged by CAST in Bay City later in the month.

They talk about the history of this show, which they completely designed and developed themselves, how it evolves from year to year, and Dr Cowart, a senior teacher at Bay City High School, makes a surprising confession about how she gets work done.
Bay City CAST - Interview with actors and director of ”Mixed Couples”, being presented Feb 2023We met with the director and stars of CAST's new production, Mixed Couples.

Listen to find out about what the play is about, why it was chosen, how the actors feel about their roles, and why it might be of interest and enjoyable for you.
Special Report - Palacios Luther Hotel PreservationThe 120 year old Luther Hotel in Palacios has been quietly sold, and is now threatened with demolition.

A local group argues that it should be saved due to its historical significance.  A higher offer has been made, but the seller appears disinterested.  The city says it is nothing to do with them.

A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday February 2 at 10am.  This special report gives you what you need to know about the issue and the people involved.
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