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A Day on the Radio in 1946

A presentation of KWPA Radio – Whidbey Island’s Community Radio Station

North, Central or South Whidbey – there’s a performance for you!


May 21st, 2011 – 7pm

South Whidbey High School Auditorium

5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley – Whidbey Island


May 28th, 2011 – 7pm

Oak Harbor High School Auditorium

350 South Oak St. Oak Harbor – Whidbey Island

KWPA has brought back, by popular demand, their Old Time Radio – Live on Stages Shows.

Only 2 performances – Tickets go on sale April 1st

Don’t miss this one of a kind production benefiting Whidbey Island’s community radio KWPA


Come enjoy 4 wonderfully performed LIVE radio programs

from days gone by




The Boston Blacke radio series began on June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for Amos ‘n’ Andy.

The original Boston Blackie, by Jack Boyle, his only book, was written in 1919. The character “Boston Blackie”, real name Horatio Black*, was a young, handsome, well educated, gentleman that loves women and children. However, he is also a hardened criminal, a jewel thief and safe cracker, who’d served time in a California prison. His wife, Mary, is “his best loved pal,” and his collaborator on all his capers. This can be better understood when you realize that the Mary in the Boston Blackie stories has an underworld crook for a father.

Come see Boston Blackie fight crime live on stage – on Whidbey Island.




Whidbey’s own Carolyn and Rich Tambler

return as the funny duo!

Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. The series was a pinnacle of American popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its end in 1959. One of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States, Fibber McGee and Molly has stood the test of time in many ways, transcending the actual or alleged limitations of its medium, form and concurrent culture.  The program struggled in the ratings until 1940, when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America.



The series had its beginnings in 1938 on Chicago radio station, WGN. Created by Robert M. Burtt and Willfred G. Moore, the creators of The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, the series was sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company. The program was syndicated, recorded on 16″ glass discs at a studio in an office building at LaSalle St and Wacker Drive at the ad agency of Blackett, Sample and Hummert.

In the beginning, “Captain Midnight” was simply an undercover name for Jim “Red” Albright, who regularly piloted cargo and passengers. As an undercover agent, Albright was trying to gather information on a gang of criminals. Captain Midnight was constantly trying to stop the plans of the evil Ivan Shark and his daughter Fury. Shark remained as Midnight’s evil nemesis throughout the length of the radio run.



The Romance of Helen Trent was one of the most beloved of all the old time radio shows, and its loyal fans faithfully followed, year after year, the unending triumphs and heartbreaks of their glamorous star-crossed friend, Hollywood dress designer Helen Trent. Like a good friend, Helen was there for them, sharing her innermost secrets in heartbreaking fifteen-minute slices, for nearly three decades. The grand romance finally ended after over 7, 200 episodes in 1960. In fact, Helen outlived most of network radio!


Tickets go on sale on April 1, 2011 at

Support you Whidbey Island Community Radio




May 21st, 2011 – 7pm

South Whidbey High School Auditorium

5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley – Whidbey Island


May 28th, 2011 – 7pm

Oak Harbor High School Auditorium

350 South Oak St. Oak Harbor – Whidbey Island



TONIGHT – Friday – February 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm



Come help the Pacific Northwest Art School for their 25th Anniversary Open House! Come celebrate 25 years of offering exceptional visual arts education at our annual Membership and Volunteer Appreciation Evening as well as attending the opening of our “Celebrating 25 Years of Art” gallery Exhibition and Sale.” Cake and refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

Pacific Northwest Art School 15 NW Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239 – 360-678-3396


Gwen was pleased that Carla Jolley could join us on Whidbey Chat today.

With the intent on providing a valuable experience for the KWPA listening audience, and the many people on our island facing tough health care realities, Gwen invited Carla into the KWPA studio to enlighten us about her important work in palliative care.  Palliative care is specialized care focused on the pain, symptoms and stress of very serious illness.

The way Carla approaches her work, how she helps her patient’s, and their families, face necessary and difficult health care decisions, is based in her genuine concern for people and her sincere commitment to proper and ethical palliative care. Carla is easy going, deeply devoted, funny (in the most respectful ways), and not afraid to broach the most difficult topics many of us are unable face, let along navigate.

For those caring for a sick loved one, friend, or client, Carla also had a lot to say about care giving, caregivers and the personal needs people face while caring for someone.

All told, this interview contains important information and resources from a woman who is truly interested in people, good at listening and easy to listen to.  THANK YOU Carla!

This interview will re-broadcast on Thursday, Feb. 24th at 9am & Friday, Feb 25th at 4pm from KWPA’s 96.9fm around central Whidbey and streamed over KWPA’s website.

A podcast of this interview will be available on the KWPA website in 3 weeks.

Carla Jolley’s Bio

Education: University of Washington, Post Masters Adult Practitioner Certificate, 1994; University of Washington, MN/Oncology Program, 1990; Oregon Health Sciences University, BSN, 1984; Oregon State University, Pre-nursing, 1982

ONS Participation (national and local):

2010–present: Team Leader: Institute for Evidenced Based Practice/Oral Chemotherapy Project

2010–present: Team Leader: ONS Foundation Pat McCue Chapter End of Life Care Nursing Career Development Award

2008–2009: Committee member: Role Delineation Study for Advanced Practice Nurse, ONCC

2005–2007: Committee member: Membership/Leadership Panel Advisory Board

2003–2004:  Participant: Leadership Development Institute

2001–2002: Committee Member: APN Retreat/Online & Educ Committee

1991–1995: Chair: Education and Program Committee for Puget Sound Oncology Society

Work-Related Skills and Leadership:

2005–present: Co-Chair: Practice Council of Nursing for Whidbey General Hospital/Using Evidence Based Practice Concepts, implement policies/procedures/education initiatives/set competencies

2002–present: Chair: Interdisciplinary Pain Committee for Whidbey General Hospital/provide leadership for infrastructure needs, organize Pain Awareness Month/address community and institutional needs

2002–present: Chair: Palliative Care Education/Training for Whidbey General Hospital/plan and oversee program/present content and mentor/support others to build internal experts

1989–present: Committee member: Cancer Committee, Whidbey General Hospital/assist with ACOS accreditation needs/participate in program planning and implementation/provide ongoing community education program

Healthcare/Cancer Organizations Experience, Other Professional Nursing Organizations/Additional experience (community, political etc.):

2007–2010: Treasurer/Central Whidbey Investment Club: Financial records and monthly reports, buying and selling stocks, filing taxes

1997–1998: Committee member/ American Nurses Credentialing Center: Role-Delineation Committee for Clinical Nurse Specialists ANCC

1995–2002: Committee member/American Nurses Credentialing Center: Test Development Committee for Clinical Nurse Specialist in Home Health Nursing

1990–2008: Relay for Life/American Cancer Society: Almost annually, participated in team and fund-raising in particular played the role of Madame Zorba

ONS member: 24 years; Special Interest Group member: 5+ years; Chapter member: 23 years





Saturday – February 12th at 7pm

at Ebey Bowl – 1203 Terry Road – Coupeville

$10.00 cover – bowling included

Spend more if you like on great items in the silent Auction.

Hear comedian Jessica Selle put her spin on LGBTQ humor.

Children under 18 admitted for free.


Eat, drink, be merry, and bowl with some of Whidbey’s finest bowling folks!


The Whidbey Giving Circle is a philanthropic community of Island County citizens who pool resources to support LGBTQ equality and young people on the island. Membership is open all who make a financial contribution of any size.  Annual gifts range from $15 to $5,000.  Every gift is powerful and earns the donor opportunities to vote on key Whidbey Giving Circle grants and scholarships. Affiliated with Pride Foundation, the Whidbey Giving Circle began in 2007 and has since grown to nearly 70 members, providing approximately $20,000 of annual support to organizations, community leaders and students.

For more information about the Whidbey Island Giving Circle – Larry Lowary at 360-579-2172

Fun meets the fundraising with bowling and the Whidbey Island Giving Circle!

Founder Kelly Keilwitz is the managing member of Whidbey Sun & Wind, LLC. Kelly is a registered professional civil engineer with a background in geotechnical engineering. Kelly’s training in renewable energy began in 1999, through Solar Energy International. He has completed the following courses through SEI: Photovoltaic Design & Installation, Advanced PV, Wind Power, Microhydro Power, Solar Hot Water, Build Your Own Wind Generator, and Solar Home Design. Kelly is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Certified Solar PV Installer.

Kelly and his family live next door to the Whidbey Sun & Wind office. His home is a model of sustainable remodeling and living techniques and renewable energy use. Kelly and his family enjoy skiing, hiking, biking, paddling & sailing and living in this beautiful, rural community as sustainably as is they can. Kelly is a member of the Mount Baker Ski Patrol, and the Island County Trails Council. “I consider myself very fortunate to live in a beautiful place, have a half-minute commute (if I pause to pet the dog and breathe in the setting), where I get to work with such a capable, committed, and fun group of people, providing solutions that make our customers happy and the planet a better place!”, says Kelly.



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