Western Maryland Historian Al Feldstein recently recorded 124 “Local Moments in History” segments to air on WFWM, public radio from Frostburg State University.
The two-minute spots air nightly, Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m., and at various times throughout the day. The segments cover such topics as local political, school board issues and entertainment issues from the past.
“School prayer, floods, horse racing, gun control, consolidation, and slots. One would think we're reading from today's local newspaper. But actually, these were our same local issues 30, 50, even 100 years ago,” says Feldstein. “It's easy to see that the more things change, the more things stay the same."
Feldstein is an award-winning regional historian who since 1980 has published over 27 books and videotapes on the history of western Maryland and nearby West Virginia. His latest work, a social protest and movement poster which is being sold nationally, is entitled, "Buttons of the Cause, 1960-2003" and can be viewed at www.buttonsofthecause.com.
WFWM broadcasts informational, educational, and cultural programming 24 hours a day to the westernmost counties of Maryland and adjacent areas in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It can be heard at 91.9 FM in the Frostburg area and 96.3 FM in the Oakland, Md., region. You can also access the station online at www.wfwm.org.