Folks have been coming to enjoy summer in the North Country ever since the days when the lodge sent a stagecoach to pick them up at the train depot. Since Marconi had not yet invented the “wireless,” I imagine people then gathered round the piano for entertainment, and read the newspaper aloud for the edification of the family.
In these modern times, second homes and camps have mostly replaced the old resort hotels, and for the last 49 years, there has been North Country Public Radio to provide a soundtrack to the lives of summer residents: a trusted source for news from the region and around the world from NPR, great music, interesting talk and friendly voices.
If you have made the North Country your summer home, welcome back. Settle in comfortably, maybe in an Adirondack chair on the dock or a hammock on the porch, and listen to the radio a while. There’s nowhere else you need to be.
And if you have made NCPR your summer station the same way you have made the North Country your summer home, this week we ask you especially to recognize the value of public broadcasting in your life. We hope you will consider making a gift to support our work.