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Sandy Turner to Retire
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Sandy Turner, VOICEcorps reading service executive director, has announced she will retire from the organization as of November 1, after 34 years with the reading service.

Turner first stepped into a Central Ohio Radio Reading Service broad-cast studio in late 1979, when the organization was located at 229 South High St. Back then, she read the Columbus Citizen Journal in the mornings.

In 1990, after 11 years of reading community newspapers including TheColumbus Dispatch, Turner first stepped into a Central Ohio Radio Reading Service broad-cast studio in late 1979, when the organization was located at 229 South High St. Back then, she read the Columbus Citizen Journal in the mornings.

 

Mark Jividen named interim executive director

Mark Jividen, of Grove City, a former executive with local radio group North American Broadcasting, Inc., and a long-time VOICEcorps Board member and volunteer, will serve as interim director. “I am pleased to have the confidence of the VOICEcorps Board to oversee the worthwhile contributions of our service to the central Ohio community,” said Jividen. “It is with some trepidation and no small amount of humility that I follow Sandy Turner in caring for this fine organization. I will do my best to carry on Sandy’s good work to which we’ve become so accustomed.”

 

Open House Oct 30 for Sandy Turner

A VOICEcorps Open House to congratulate Sandy Turner on her retirement will take place Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VOICEcorps offices. Current and past volunteers, staff and friends are invited to greet, thank and congratulate Turner on her many years with VOICEcorps. Food, cake and refreshments will be served. Parking will be available at the Masonic Hall next to VOICEcorps from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day.

 
Jerrie Mock Interview Online Now
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VOICEcorps interview with history-making Jerrie Mock now available to public.

Photo of Jerrie Mock staue at Port Columbus
Photo by Ashleigh Mavros
Fahlgren Mortine

VOICEcorps reading service is pleased to announce that an interview with Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, is now available. Mock, a Bexley, Ohio native, was a 38-year-old mother of three when she flew her single engine Cessna, “The Spirit of Columbus,” around the world in 1964. She was later heralded by then-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for the achievement.

VOICEcorps volunteer Steve Miller, of Worthington, interviewed Mock in early April. Now in her late 80s and living in Florida. The program originally aired on April 17, the 50th anniversary of her historic flight, coinciding with the unveiling of a statue of Mock at Port Columbus International Airport, where she had landed.

Listen to the Jerrie Mock interview HERE.

 

 


 
Volunteer Recognition Dinner
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VOICEcorps celebrates its volunteers

VOICEcorps saluted its more than 200 volunteers Friday, April 11 in Grandview Heights. The annual occasion took place during National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers received service pins for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of continuous service to VOICEcorps and its listeners.

Thanking the volunteers for their commitment to bringing current news and vital information into the lives of so many, Nick Zerbi, VOICEcorps Board chair, said: “Without you, volunteers, VOICEcorps can’t run. This winter was a highlight of the dedication of our volunteers who know our listeners need us,” he said.

VOICEcorps volunteers come to the studios to read live, record programs and books. They also conduct interview programs, help with mailings and office work and assist at special fundraising events and the organization’s annual listener survey. The event was held at the Guild Athletic Club.

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2014 Celebrity Read-In and Care-Athon
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On Friday, March 7, more than 30 media professionals and community leaders gathered at VOICEcorps reading service studios to take part in the 2014 Celebrity Read-In Friday, March 7. The Read-In kicked off our annual Care-Athon on-air week of giving.

Among our guests was Columbus City Council member Priscilla Tyson.

“I think VOICEcorps plays a significant role in communicating with our residents. It’s important that all of our residents have access to information, such as the news of Columbus, the county, the state and the world. I think we have a responsibility to make sure people can get that information to enhance their quality of life,” Tyson said.

Several attendees used Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook to promote VOICEcorps before, during and after their visit.

To date, VOICEcorps has raised nearly $6,000 during the Care-Athon, with donations still coming in. And, it’s never too late to add to that effort by donating through our website, or sending your gift to VOICEcorps, 2955 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 43204.  Here’s a brief sampling of photos from the Celebrity Read-In…

columbus city council member priscilla tyson
Columbus City Council Member
Priscilla Tyson
 
 
Audrey Hasson, Host of WOSU's Broad and High.
Audrey Hasson,
Host of WOSU's Broad and High.


clear channel communications mike eiland was the first to sign in
Clear Channel Communication's Mike Eiland
was the first to sign in
joe blundo of the columbus dispatch is a longtime supporter of the read-in
Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch
is a longtime supporter of the Read-In


 
 
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WOSU's Chuck Oney with National Enquirer
 
 
marshall mcpeek and terri sullivan of abc 6-fox28 take a selfie at voicecorps
Marshall McPeek and Terri Sullivan
of ABC 6 - Fox28
take a selfie at VOICEcorps
 
Follow us on Twitter, we’ll send you a tweet…
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VOICEcorps reading service recently took another step into the social media world with its entrance into Twitter. What do we need now? We want you to “follow” us on Twitter! In fact, have your friends and family follow us. We’ll occasionally send out an interesting tweet about VOICEcorps, and other fun info, including information about our service. Connect with our Twitter page directly from this page, or tell your friends to look for us here: @voicecorpsfan. We hope to be tweeting to you and yours, soon!