NEW ONLINE CLEVELAND RADIO STATION EMERGING IN NEAR FUTURE!

ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESIDENTS, ACTIVISM GROUPS, ORGANIZATIONS…ETC. — INTRODUCING A NEW ONLINE RADIO STATION HERE TO SERVE YOU!

We are promoting a new online radio station in what is a growing up and coming media source. The mission of the station is to serve a sector of economy, and wide age range of audience, which most mainstream and commercial media sources have ignored for years. This sector is the local, independent, and family owned businesses that are the very fabric, character, and definition of the many unique neighborhoods throughout the Greater Cleveland area—and especially such in the core city. In addition, we believe in promoting such entities because we feel they are what makes our city one of a kind. We will broadcast throughout the region and to the world!

To help promote ourselves, we will be spreading the word through handout fliers, the web, neighborhood associations, block groups, and word of mouth. Our programming, which will be very original….AND…locally and community oriented, is what will really set us apart. Programming will include many pod casts covering issues such as the environment, music, quality of life issues, special infomercials featuring a unique business of the month and many other topics. We also hope to add live talk that can include everything from world issues to local politics and community events, sports, economy, environment, and other topics.

We will feature radio mystery theater broadcasts, and some music programming that will cover many influences such as Classic R&B and Soul, Philly Soul…Classic Jazz and Classic Rock covering the 40’s through today. Ragtime, Reggae, Latin, World, Doo Wop, Show Tunes, Big Band, and much more. Basically we will cover music influences spanning several decades and reach audience age ranges and tastes that will appeal to people in their mid to late 20’s to mid 60’s and higher.

We will not promote any influence that glamorizes crime and/or anti-social behavior. We want to keep this mature, professional, fun, and clean…..and not full of the loud ‘in-your-face’ formats too often prevalent today. We would like to get back to what radio used to be—and that is entertaining, informative, original, and local. We want to show our audience how refreshing this can be!

This station will be a professional and mature, yet a fun arrangement of programming. Best of all, as I mentioned at the beginning, we are promoting what big media has failed to do, and that is.. YOU.. Your business and why it is special and unique for the community. As an incentive, we are offering FREE advertising to a select pioneering group of businesses to help launch the station and to collect an audience. There is no obligation, no contracts.

All we need is to meet, discuss and exchange ideas about your business—and then we will create an ad ranging from 15 to 60 seconds–only to be broadcast upon your approval. As the station’s popularity increases, we will be accepting donations to offset operational costs and help pay for our time. If you help us grow, we can help you grow–and offer something that is rarely found through traditional advertising means–especially on radio.

If this interests you, please call us at 330-393-4448 so we can arrange a time to meet. This is NOT a gimmick. We need businesses that would like to advertise…but cannot afford the costs of commercial and mainstream media. It is time small business join force amidst the highly franchised economy of today.

We look forward to working with you soon! Help us and we will help you….. Call 330-393-4448 and ask for Robert. That’s me…and I will personally look forward to meeting with you and discussing your advertising needs.

Thank you,
Regards,
Robert S. Carillio
WCR-World Community Radio-For The Community of Cleveland!

Posted by Angry Man In The Basement at 2:01 PM

Cleveland Flats Better Off A Living Neighborhood

Photo: From the west bank looking to the east bank of The Flats

Years ago I knew that if the Flats Entertainment District in Cleveland was going to be a long term success, future plans would have to focus more on transforming this area near the Cuyahoga River into an actual neighborhood, rather than it continuing to cater to the party and drinking crowd only. It had to be more than a place where college kids party, get drunk, throw up on your pants, and leave the place trashed.

Instead, the Flats needed to become a progressive urban neighborhood with all essential living needs such as farm and food market, public transit, bike path, post office and bank, park and green space, workspace, entertainment—-and of course a place to stay and call it home after working or entertainment hours. This way, stakeholders remain and treat it as a neighborhood where they have a financial vested interest, which they will. I predicted the “partying only” Flats theme would come to a dead halt one day when we all grew up…and it did.

Thankfully, the redevelopment of this 20 plus acre area along the east bank of the river, is now transforming into what I had always envisioned it should be, as described above, with the new Flats East Bank Neighborhood now under development. Utilizing brown fields and already developed areas of land, as opposed to sprawling upon open green space can be a much more environmentally sustainable way to develop as well as a way to keep the urban activity near the hub where it should be. Check out the link below to see what is coming in the Flats soon!

http://www.flatseast.com/

Posted by Angry Man In The Basement at 6:47 PM

 

Do You Have a Problem With School Kids Littering? Here is a letter I wrote to a local public school administrator

Hi Elizabeth,

I am following up on the litter discussions we had. I have been really busy with arranging clean-ups of litter in the neighborhood, writing to council to see that state laws are enforced more effectively, especially on illegal dumping, I have contacted McDonald’s to do their part to remind patrons to not litter (seeing that the majority of fast food litter is from there), have contacted the mission-like places in the neighborhood asking them to do their part and have spent countless hours every week picking it up all over with some block club help.

Simply treating the symptom by cleaning it up, however, and not addressing some of the causes is simply not enough. There are several constituents of litter and many sources. If we can reduce the input from each or many of the sources, we will have made a difference–because collectively many people/sources become a part of creating the problem, and so this is why I feel many can be a part of collectively reducing the problem Among one of the contributors to neighborhood litter is school kids. Junk food wrappers and sugar drink bottles lay everywhere, each day.

Originally when I contacted you I was a bit vague in what I wanted to achieve when explain it, but in my mind I knew exactly what I would have liked to see done. What I want to see done is for you or someone else who can spread the message of this letter to the students via school newsletters or public announcement—and ask students while walking home that they not discard rubbish of any kind onto people’s yards or anywhere else—and that they should wait until they get to a proper trash can for proper disposal. I have people who live in the neighborhood all the time telling me what they witness students doing and I have seen it as well.

Many see litter as a trivial issue but it is far from one and in fact the complete opposite–and something we should have evolved past not doing by now as more and more recycling is promoted. Ohio spent 4 million dollars alone last year retrieving litter just from around highways. Litter devalues property and the environment and harms its wildlife—here, especially harming Lake Erie and its wildlife and swimming areas, our biggest economic asset. It creates a health and public safety issue as well by attracting unwanted pests. Additionally, it degrades the curb appeal in any given area contributing to scaring off businesses that sustain neighborhoods with jobs—many of which could be for these same school kids in the future. Litter is a part of the broken window theory, which basically suggests if you let decline of any kind start in a neighborhood, it will only lead to and promote more—with bigger crimes to follow. Littering is among the first symptoms that foster this theory.

Considering the fact that it is against state law to litter for very valid reasons…. is reason enough to pay attention to this issue. Fines of up to $500.00 can be imposed locally and state wide. I think it is time we start paying attention to this law, so that when it is enforced, people will not look at the police like they are from Neptune.

Not that I think it will solve the problem–as more causes of litter are more deeply rooted—BUT, I do think it will show the schools are doing their part to exercise more social responsibility on this very important matter. I would still be interested in attending any meeting we discussed, but truthfully, I am very busy myself and would like to see the schools show some simple initiative on this issue by getting the word out. It does not take a host of meetings and debate to simply remind your students that littering is not acceptable. Then later, we can work on educating them as to why it is not acceptable. All common sense and all seemingly y lost on this issue.

As the new school year approaches and with the litter that will fall like rain from students, I would appreciate your assurance that you will get the message out. It should be announced daily. At least I can respect then… that like other places I have contacted have agreed to do their part to help, the schools also have done their part.

Sincerely,
Robert Carillio
Ohio City

P.S. I still think we should have the guests I was talking about attend an appropriate meeting in the future, but until then, announcements about littering are a start. With all of the neighborhood issues on my plate, I cannot go from school to school, Principal to Principal, etc. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Posted by Angry Man In The Basement at 8:12 AM