East Coast radio: listen to ‘the good stuff’ and feel better about SA

2008-10-22 00:00

t’s been a little over a month since the launch of East Coast Radio’s brand new feel-good feature, The Good Stuff, and already listeners are responding well.

“We wanted to show listeners that it’s not all doom and gloom out there; there is a lot of love, compassion and caring in our communities and there are many reasons to stay in this province, and in this country,” said the station’s news editor, Diane Macpherson, who conceived the idea.

“I was driving home one evening when it struck me that we needed to do more at ECR to inspire our listeners, and make them feel good. Obviously we cannot ignore the realities of crime and bury our heads in the sand, but often we become so bogged down in the negative that we forget about the good,” she said.

The Good Stuff has already featured numerous inspiring stories, like one about dedicated individuals from the Phoenix Rotary team who stepped in at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, handing out tea and coffee when the canteen has closed; or the work the Golden Entertainers song and dance group do at old age homes and retirement villages.

The Good Stuff is aired every Friday at 9.20 am, with a repeat broadcast on a Sunday morning at the same time. Each story is also written up on the Newswatch blog, and a podcast of the

broadcast can also be downloaded.

For information, e-mail your stories to goodstuff@ecr.co.za.

You can also visit www.ecr.co.za or http://blog.ecr.co.za/newswatch.

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