You Make MindsEye Possible
MindsEye volunteers make the mission possible. They provide the information listeners use to understand their communities, make healthy decisions, and even enjoy a relaxing afternoon. This past April 9th, MindsEye staff had the chance to celebrate the support the volunteers give to the blind and visually impaired in St. Louis.
One of the MVP’s, Angela Banks, remarked, “I feel like what I do is such a small contribution to the bigger picture.” This bigger picture is built by all volunteers until a “small contribution” is able to “help someone in a big way.”
Thank you to our 2016 award winners: Angela, Beth, Mark, Pat, Sharon – and to all our volunteers as well! Your contributions do not go unnoticed by staff or listeners. “Small” or not – together they make St. Louis’s only audio information service for the blind.
MVP: Beth Coghlan and Angela Banks
The MVP award is given to volunteers who demonstrate an all-round support of our listeners. Beth and Angela (pictured left to right) attend and volunteer at events like the Beepball Tournament and the Soiree. Beth reads the “Weekend Live News” and Angela the “TV Highlights.” They are also eager to help out even in “off hours” through donating and connecting MindsEye with further opportunities to reach listeners and spread the message to more people in our area.
Super Sub: Mark Stangl
Mark Stangl is always there in a pinch. He reads the “Monday Live News” and the “Christian Science Monitor News” – but this is just the beginning. This award recognizes Mark’s kindness and flexibility. He’s a familiar face around the station because he’s always willing to sub in for various programs. No two days are identical at MindsEye, but we all want our programming to be consistent for listeners. Super subs like Mark make that possible.
Lifetime Achievement: Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy has given years of service to listeners. She has been a MindsEye regular for 25 years. Dependable and efficient, every Monday Pat is ready to read the “USA Today” first thing in the morning. This award recognizes that special commitment that brings a volunteer back faithfully for decades.
Most Improved: Sharon Glessner
The award for “Most Improved” honors either a volunteer who has worked with staff to polish his or her radio voice, or a volunteer who has taken a program and tweaked it to deliver high quality audio to listeners. Sharon Glessner took the “Randolph and Monroe County News” and did both. Programs that connect listeners to their local communities have been the backbone of MindsEye programming since the beginning. According to listeners, they continue to be some of the most valuable shows we air. Sharon has worked to make a local community news program a truly great show.
IAAIS Award Submissions: Bill Hoste, Lisa Muelleman, John Roberts, Wendy Rust, Jamie Vaught
MindsEye submitted several noteworthy recordings to the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) for award consideration. Pictured here is John Roberts whose program, the “Target & Kmart Ads,” was submitted. Congratulations to all program submission honorees like John. We look forward to hearing from the IAAIS!