Saturday, March 28, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Emily Yellin

Stephen Usery interviews Memphian Emily Yellin about her new book Your Call Is (not that) Important to Us. It's a special one-hour program that looks at the history of telephone customer service and how it is done well and not so well today. Also, Emily will be at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Memphis on Thursday, April 2nd at 6 p.m. Be sure and tell her that you heard her on Book Talk!

Friday, March 27, 2009

We are back on the air!

We have managed to resurrect our old transmitter and are now broadcasting at reduced power from our Barksdale tower. The signal isn't as strong, but it covers most of the city. We will pick up with our book reading schedule on Monday, March 30th! Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Statement from WYPL's Station Manager Tommy Warren

WYPL FM 89.3 Listeners,

Thank you for all of your phone calls and e-mails inquiring as to why WYPL FM is not broadcasting.

WYPL was knocked off the air last week due to lightning damage at our broadcast tower site. Our engineer, staff and other friends of WYPL have been working diligently to get us back on the air. We have located the damage and are in the process of securing the equipment needed to repair. Unfortunately the damage it at the top of our 1260 foot high tower and it will take some time to get everything in place, and we’ll need good weather for the tower crew to work at such height.

Thank you for your patience and we will do our best to have WYPL and all of your favorite programming back on the air as soon as we possibly can.

Tommy Warren
Broadcast Manager, WYPL FM 89.3 & TV-18

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Book Talk Taping - March 18, 2009 - Emily Yellin

Memphian Emily Yellin will be back in the Book Talk studios Wednesday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. to talk about her upcoming book, Your Call Is (not that) Important to Us. Stephen Usery will host. FM89.3 WYPL, located in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Polar Avenue, Memphis, TN.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Book Talk Podcast - Kathryn Stockett

Carolyn Gibson interviews Kathryn Stockett about her debut novel, The Help, which is set in tumultuous times of 1960s Jackson, Mississippi.

Book Talk Podcast - T Jefferson Parker

Download the podcast as Stephen Usery talks to T Jefferson Parker about his newest thriller, The Renegades, starring Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Hood.