An advertisement on one of the Norwich radio stations caught Jim Sargent’s ear some 25 years ago. It was for a part-time evening worker. He didn’t really know what he’d do or what training he needed. He had a degree from Syracuse University, had taught music for over a decade and knew that he loved to listen to the radio. The station’s general manager took the application and hired Sargent on the spot. He started as a production assistant for commercials. He changed the music reels at night, a task was phased out with computers. He even had a live evening show on the Chenango County’s most powerful station, WKXZ. He’s been a vital station resource since he started and is now the Norwich news director, reporting on everything from Hillary Clinton’s visit in 1999 to the floods of 2006 and 2011.
Local Libraries Receive Grant To Promote Literacy
Twenty four local libraries in Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Tioga counties will share a $7,200 grant through Senator Tom Libous' BOOKS program in partnership with Morrisville College.
Fire Destroys Chenango Toys for Tots; Help Needed
Due to a fire in a storage facility last week, the Chenango County Toys for Tots program lost about $8,000 worth of toys.