(from A! magazine) The Jonesborough Yarn Exchange is a monthly, story-based old-time radio performance at the International Storytelling Center. The performance also airs on WETS 89.5 FM on the last Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. and is streamed online. These productions celebrate the culture, history and stories of the people of Jonesborough and the Southern Appalachian Region. Now in its seventh season, the show is performed by a multi-cultural cast of local actors, storytellers and musicians, creating an audio patchwork quilt of what it means to be home in the Mountains of Tennessee.
At the beginning of June, the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange was awarded a grant of $4,250 provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission. This is the third year in a row that grant has been award to the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Radio Show. This grant will support next year’s season.
“The Project Support Grant really helps to support programs like the Yarn Exchange Radio Show.” Said Jules Corriere, outreach program director for the McKinney Center and the director for the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange. “Without the grant, it would be hard for community-minded projects like this to remain both affordable for the community audiences and sustainable for our organization. Our overall goal of the radio show is to make arts and our community’s stories accessible to all, and this grant allows us to do just that.”
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