In his new book A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Louisville native Bob Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting, describing his journey on the radio waves through his exit from NPR and Morning Edition in 2004, the launch of The Bob Edwards Show on XM Satellite Radio and his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame. Edwards got his start in radio in New Albany in 1968 at WHEL, located on the second floor of a building at the corner of Pearl and Main Streets. Edwards will be interviewed by Roger Whaley, Director of Technology for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation (retired) and the first radio instructor at Floyd Central High School. The interview will be interspersed with audio clips from Edwards’ career, and he will share anecdotes about his time in New Albany. A question and answer session for audience members will follow the interview, and a book signing with Edwards will conclude the evening. Copies of A Voice in the Box will be available for sale at the Carnegie Center by Destinations Booksellers before and after the event. $10 per person, free for Carnegie Center members; proceeds benefit the New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Reservations are required and must be made by Sept. 20 (812-944-7336). Reservations are confirmed ONLY after payment in full. Sponsored by The Filson Historical Society and the Carnegie Center, Inc.
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