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                    AirTime October 2017
That was quite a month. Nationally and internationally, the end of summer gave witness to events both horrifying and inhumane. At the same time, the shoulder season is once again proving itself to be one of great joy on the Cape, as a myriad of festivals and celebrations affirmed the resilience and vitality of the forces for good in the world. We at the station are proud to stand with those who are committed to spreading kindness and light throughout the land. Count on us to continue to provide a refuge from the storm of negativity and be reassured that not everything in the world has gone sideways. We may be a little bent, but we shall never be broken.

Awkward & Inappropriate

A wise person once said that the value of self-deprecating humor comes from the fact that it helps others feel better about themselves by comparison. That person was Ira Wood. He may have gotten it from someone else, but we're happy to give him the credit. You have the chance to get that kind of good feeling in spades at Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Thursday October 5 at 7:30 as Ira and Susan Blood present excerpts from their work. Susan recently published a timely self-help guide entitled How Not To Do Things while Ira is the author of several novels and the collection of essays, You're Married To HER? You can hear Susan as Opera Betty one Sunday per month at noon, while you can hear Ira on Tuesdays at 12:30 as interviews the most interesting people he can find on The Lowdown. Ira's Matters of Opinion are also an important part of the Outer Cape News program Fridays at 12:30.

Party In Plymouth 

We're particularly proud that we have so many great friends and listeners in Plymouth. We're less pleased with the fact that we haven't been over to visit very often. We plan to rectify that situation on Sunday October 15 when we present Outermost Radio: The Film at Spire Center for the Performing Arts at 6pm. If you don't know already, the movie documents some of the characters that make the radio station happen as well as the events surrounding the collapse of our transmitter tower in 2012. They've been doing great things at the Spire Center since they opened their doors a few years ago and we're looking forward to sharing a heaping helping of community spirit with them. There's likely to be a few movie stars in the crowd that night, so be prepared to get your paparazzi on. Get your tickets here.

Dogs And Ponies 

There may not actually be many domesticated animals there (depending on how you define the term), but we promise that there will be plenty of spirit and enthusiasm when we present a talk and slide show on the present, past and future of the station at the Eastham Public Library on Thursday October 12 at 6pm. Tony Pierson is a board member at the station and his good humor and gregarious nature make him the perfect vessel to carry forth the message of community radio. You can learn a bit about the history of WOMR and hear what we're planning for the future. If you're lucky, Tony may even reveal what goes on in Chuck Cole's yurt.

There's a few new shows you should know about on the broadcast schedule. Indira Ganesan has been with the station for many years, and she has a regular show once again as she moves into the slot on Sunday mornings from 6-9am. Indira's Namaste And More is sure to have something to get you ready to face your Sunday with courage and compassion. Fred Boak steps into 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights from 9 to midnight to maintain the theme of progressive jazz and other sounds to open your mind. Albert Pisani was here and gone has returned again with his show, The Rise Of The Martian Phoenix, 1st Sundays from 9 to midnight. Albert is the son of the late operations manager Diana Fabbri, and formerly had a show called Monuments Of Mars. Another newcomer to the Sunday night 9 to midnight slot is Ramblin' Bob. Bob delivers his favorite roots and Americana music with a local focus on Quahog Radio 4th Sundays from 9 to midnight. We have a new creature of the night as Bud Pyatak patrols Sunday mornings from 3-6am as The Night Ranger. Bud plays jazzy blues and bluesy jazz, all of which may get a little rocky from time to time. Welcome to all. Make them feel at home. There are always more changes coming down the pike, so it's important to maintain your flexibility and agility, especially as we all get older.

If you or anyone you know would like to participate, we're always looking for folks to help make radio. We're especially keen to meet people with an interest in producing a talk show that would further our mission of covering the issues important in our community. Contact Matty to get started.
Odds & Ends, But Mostly Odds

What could be more anachronistic than silent films? One might consider putting poetry in that category, but for fear of the wrath of the poets. We're clearly willing to stake a claim for the relevance of both, as we invite entries to 4th Annual Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest while also inviting you to join Brad Moore as he presents some of his favorite titles from his collection of real films. If you're crafty, you could even write poetry while watching one of Brad's films. There's always beer, wine and snacks at Brad's events if that helps prime your literary pump. Brad's movie nights are incredibly affordable and there's real money on offer to the winners of the poetry contest, so you might even find the experience financially rewarding. The movies are shown (almost) every Thursday at 7:30 from October through March. Details of the poetry contest can be found here.

Take a tip from Tony Scungilli and be nice to one another. We're all we've got.