Update on “Historical Phil” Program

The new program covering local and regional history that began airing in January on KLAY Radio 1180 narrated by “Historical Phil” Raschke has been a big success to local listeners. Positive comments have been sent from people from all over Pierce County expressing appreciation for covering topics for their community. It broadcasts Monday through Friday at 9:30 am as well as 6:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The program sponsored by the Lakewood Historical Society is part of their expanded marketing campaign to promote the Society and the Lakewood History Museum.  According to Becky Huber, President of the Society, “it is exciting to use this media to promote local history. It is even more special that we are using a business that is right here in Lakewood. It is a great way to get people interested in local history to encourage them to visit our museums and attend our programs.”

Episodes feature people who have played a big part in local history such as Puyallup’s Ezra Meeker and Steilacoom’s Laura Belle Downey Bartlett; local sites such as the Lakewood Theatre and local events such as the first Independence Day celebration in 1841. New topics will be added some so it is not too late to catch the current programs. The Society board just approved an extension of the contract through June.
Contact Phil or Becky for topic ideas for future programs.

Becky Huber at 253-582-8682 or e-mail at craftyhubers@comcast.net

Phil Raschke at 253-861-1366 or e-mail at praschke@comcast.net