The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from one of the staff announcer of the Miller Media Group in Taylorville, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Daniel Statum of LaGrange, North Carolina, joined the radio group in May of this year. Statum is heard on both NEWSTALK WTIM as well as the company's classic hits station WRAN.
Statum told Kiwanis members how his family encouraged him to get into broadcasting.
Statum ended up enrolling in the radio program at Appalachian State University. Statum was program director for the college radio station, overseeing a staff of over 70 students.
Statum added that he feels local radio is poised to grow because of its ties to the community.
Kiwanis Priority One chairperson Harriett Morrissey reported that the local club provided 89 coats for Head Start children, as part of the Kiwanis Club's annual “Coats for Kids” program.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.