Let’s READ: Promoting the Importance of Reading on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new radio segment, Let’s READ, on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Starting today, Saturday, January 6, 2024, from noon to 3 pm CST, Let’s READ aims to promote the significance of reading for establishing a solid foundation.

In our inaugural segment, we are excited to feature an interview with Dr. Angela K. Chambers and Author Mr. Troy J. Petit, Sr. Mr. Petit, who has written the inspiring book “Hugs of Love,” serves as an important role model for the children in Tulsa Public Schools and the wider community of Tulsa. During the interview, Mr. Petit will share his passion for writing and the impact it can have on young minds.

Let’s READ is an initiative that addresses the root causes of academic challenges faced by students in middle school, high school, and later in life. We understand that various factors can contribute to students not performing well in school. However, by fostering a culture of reading and promoting comprehension, we can lay a strong foundation for students to excel.

Let’s READ leverages the power of radio to promote reading and comprehension. We invite volunteers to join us on air and help create a community where reading is a priority. By dedicating your time to reading on the radio, you can make a significant difference in the lives of young learners.

If you are interested in volunteering for Let’s READ, please email us at read@thegreenwoodbeat.com. We would be happy to provide you with more information and guide you through the process. Together, we can foster a love for reading and empower students to reach their full potential.

Don’t forget to tune in every Saturday for Let’s READ on The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. From noon to 3 pm CST, join us as we explore the world of literature, share inspiring stories, and highlight the importance of reading in our community.

Let’s READ is more than just a radio segment; it is a movement to ignite a passion for reading and comprehension. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to make a positive impact on the lives of young readers. Together, let’s create a community where reading is celebrated and cherished.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG Gears up for Let’s READ at the Start of the New Year

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG radio station is excited to announce the launch of a new segment called Let’s READ. Starting on Saturday, January 6, 2024, this on-air reading program aims to provide children with the opportunity to develop strong reading foundations.

Amid the recent controversies surrounding TPS and the appointment of the first black female school Superintendent, Dr. Ebony Johnson,  The Greenwood Beat – WFPG decided to take action. Recognizing that many students are missing out on the benefits of being read to, they rallied volunteers to participate in the program and read on air.

The Let’s READ segment will cater to children aged 0 to 8 years old. Volunteers from the community have eagerly signed up to read to these young listeners. The series will kick off with an interview between author Mr. Troy J Petit, Sr., and Dr. Angela K. Chambers, CEO of The Greenwood Beat – WFPG. Mr. Petit, the author of “Little Kings Learn…Hugs of Love,” will share the book’s insights on the importance of love, affection, and kindness in parenting.

Other notable books that will be featured in the Let’s READ segment include works by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers and co-authors, such as “London Love & Keith Ross.” These engaging stories will captivate young minds and inspire a love for reading.

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is committed to fostering a love for literature and helping children build solid reading foundations. By bringing this program to the airwaves, they hope to make a positive impact on the lives of young listeners and their families.

Join The Greenwood Beat – WFPG on Saturday, January 6, 2024,  from 12:00 PM CST to 3:00 PM and embark on a journey of imagination, learning, and the joy of reading with Let’s READ. www.thegreenwoodbeat.com.

All books are available on Amazon. Please see links below:

Hugs of Love: Little King Learn  by Troy J. Petit, Sr.

A Promised Deferred: The Massacre of Black Wall Street by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers and Keith Ross

Who Said You Can Touch My Hair? by Dr. Tamecca S. Rogers, Co-Author: London Love & Keith Ross

The Greenwood Beat – WFPG is set to Kick-off January 6th

The Greenwood Beat -WFPG is thrilled to announce the launch of their new program, Let’s READ! This exciting initiative aims to provide parents with an opportunity to tune into The Greenwood Beat and engage their children in the joy of reading. Through Let’s READ, volunteers from the community will read aloud to children and encourage them to read along.

Dr. Angela K. Chambers, the driving force behind Let’s READ, expressed her enthusiasm for the program. “We have gathered a dedicated group of volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. We are ready to kick off Let’s READ on Saturday, January 6th,” she shared.

The program aims to address the root causes of academic struggles faced by many children. By instilling a love for reading at an early age, Let’s READ hopes to empower children and set them on a path to success. “We believe that by fostering a strong reading habit, we can make a positive impact on our children’s lives and help them overcome challenges,” Dr. Chambers explained.

As the program gears up for its launch, the Greenwood Beat is proud to acknowledge and celebrate the first to volunteer, Mrs. Katina Walker. Known for her influential role in the Tulsa community and her work with CEOs, Mrs. Walker has been trending lately. She is the founder and inspiration behind CEO’s Nights Out and CEO’s Nights Out Meets The Greenwood Beat.

Katina Walker, CEO – CEO’s Night Out/ CEO’s Night Out Meets The Greenwood Beat – WFPG

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During Let’s READ, Mrs. Walker will focus on reading books suitable for eight-year-olds. The segment will kick off at noon on January 6th, 2024. Parents and children are encouraged to tune in and join the excitement as Let’s READ takes its first steps toward fostering a love for reading in the community.

For more information or to volunteer to read in the Let’s READ segment, email read@thegreenwoodbeat.com.