have been extremely helpful in announcing the launch
of the Upper Merrimack Valley Medical Reserve Corps.
It seems that everywhere you look, there's another placement
for the new MRC!
Rosa, RN (left) and Connie Mead (right, program
host), on the set after taping a cable TV broadcast
for Channel 8 on Sept. 8, where they introduced
the MRC through Chelmsford TeleMedia.
stations filmed half-hour broadcasts for the MRC on
Sept. 8. On Chelmsford
TeleMedia Channel 8, "Health Styles" program
host Connie Mead interviewed Sue Rosa, RN, who was one
of the first members to join the unit on June 30.
to being a public health nurse for the towns of Chelmsford
and Westford, Rosa is also a long-term Chelmsford resident.
"With two jobs and four kids, I wouldn't be able
to join a group that demanded large, regular commitments
of my time," said Rosa. "But the MRC is an
organization where you can get your training up front
and be on call," which she explained makes options
for service far more feasible. Producers agreed to air
the program four times over the following weeks, along
with continuous meeting notices.
LTC program on Channel 10 includes an interview
with Senator Steve Panagiotakos. The Senator had written
a letter of endorsement for the grant that made a local
MRC possible, so he went on-air to explain why he felt
there was such a compelling need for an MRC in this
region. The program is airing extensively through October
4, with regular "bulletin board" announcements
on channels 8 and 10.
Anthes (left) is host of the WCAP morning drive
show on TalkRadio 980 AM in Lowell, which devoted
a half hour of prime program time on Sept. 14 to
the MRC. Co-host John McDonough is holding
of the Upper Merrimack Valley posters that announces
Information Sessions throughout the region.
TalkRadio 980 AM of Lowell also set aside a half hour
of programming for the new unit. During the prized "morning
drive" time slot on Sept. 14, hosts George Anthes
and John McDonough invited Nancy Burns, MRC Coordinator,
to introduce the MRC and tell listeners about upcoming
activities. The Boston Globe announced the WCAP appearance
in their Talk of the Dial column that morning. In an
e-mail sent the next day, McDonough wrote that the MRC
"has unimaginable life-saving potential; your mission
is a very necessary one."
have either run their own angles or are planning to
cover the MRC, including the Tewksbury Town Crier and
Advocate. Two issues of Tyngsboro's Neighbor to
Neighbor newsletter (August and September) are announcing
the Information Sessions. The Westford
Eagle has posted meeting notices, with a full MRC
story in progress. Most of the local cable TV stations
are running ongoing announcements of the Information
Sessions, with another half-hour show planned for Dracut
in early October. Stay tuned for more!