Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D., Lourdes University associate professor of English, has been appointed Chair of the board of directors of Toledo Integrated Media Education, a nonprofit committed to bringing a culture of positive engagement to the local media landscape by helping community members become participants. TIME is scheduled to debut its flagship enterprise, a community radio station WAKT-LPFM Toledo, on 106.1 FM in July 2016.
The TIME organization, led by a provisional board, has been working on this initiative since 2013, gathering input from the greater Toledo community and recording pilot episodes of shows submitted by community members. “The work that has gone into this effort already is impressive,” said Dr. Shelangoskie. She added, “The new permanent board is committed to carrying out the vision of community engagement and providing a forum for the underrepresented voices that launched this project.