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Taking a poll – can you hear KWPA from your home, car or workplace.  Place your information in the comments of this post. 

For those of you who don’t know the in’s and out’s of radio transmission – join the club!  I know almost nothing – but I’m looking to learn more.  

Can you hear the show in and around Penn Cove from your radio dial – 96.9 FM – OR are you streaming on the net ?   PUT A COMMENT on this post.  Please include information about your general location (downtown Coupeville, Parker Road, Ebey’s area, etc., etc.), interference or not and strength of signal.

Many thanks!

Get’n some press!  

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Monday – March 22nd, Rowena Williamson came into KWPA’s studio to introduce Whidbey Chat’s listeners to our Whidbey Writer’s Group series. A long time island resident and writer Rowena shared who the Whidbey Writers Group is made up of, how being part of the group supports the writers, where she finds inspiration for her work, how she gets her writing done and then read from one of her short stories!!! The story can be found in the Whidbey Writers Group short story book titled “Whispers in the Mist: Tales of Mystery and Suspense”, published in 2004, Gull Rock Publishing. Thank you Rowena for kicking off the “Whidbey Chat” Writers series.

Rowena and Oona Happy Beach Goers


Rowena Williamson is a bibliomaniac. She lives on Whidbey Island with a Scottish Deerhound, named Taz, and an old cat.  Her other Deerhound (pictured above), Oona, died in Dec 09 and is deeply missed.  Oona’s ashes are buried under the mountain ash tree with the other deerhounds- from her pack.  Rowena reads a lot, writes a lot and spends a lot of time helping to support and promote the written word through the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, The Whidbey Island Writers Association and the Whidbey Writers Group.  She is presently working on a the rewrite of two novels about the Battle of Culloden.  She likes cooking, walking, movies, sharing time with friends, community members and other writers.  She does an ample amount of world travel, but loves to come home.  She is always looking for her next destination- and the next book to read.  Visit her book review site on the links to the left.

Next writer in the Whidbey Chat Writers series is Sandra Ortgies at 11:30 am on Monday March 29th on KWPA 96.9 – (streaming the station from your computer proves better reception). Thanks folks!

First “Whidbey Chat” radio show on KWPA 96.9FM – – went off with a hitch or two. But, hitches aside, the show was a good one! The weather was nice, the guest (Rowena Williamson from Whidbey Writers Group) was wonderful and the glitches were minor! Thanks everyone for your support and show ideas! “See you on the radio”



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