Radio Eye is expanding its social media presence! It is easy to find us on the web through our website. We are at http://radioeye.org . You may also access our audio stream from the web site directly. In addition to our Facebook and Twitter pages, there have been some new icons appearing to the right side of the Website. Our new Marketing and Expansion Coordinator Katy McBride has been building bridges with other social media sites such as Pinterest and YouTube.
We at Radio Eye do a very special and specific thing. We read current print media to a listening audience who could not access this information otherwise. Our effort to convert this content is intended to expand our Listener’s access and make their world a bit more exciting for those who might not be able to participate in other ways. It’s a subtle way of bringing people together in a shared culture of local news, magazines and simple things like grocery ads. As we grow with the rest of the world, we are finding new ways to reach out, and right now our focus is social media. The blog is our newest effort, in fact!
Social media is a growing part of the internet and media world. For a while now, we have been present on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/CentralKentuckyRadioEye .We invite you to join us there and make friends with other listeners and volunteers who participate with Facebook. Being our friend on Facebook will keep you up to date on where we’ll be in the community and how to join in. Plus, you might make some great friends of your own.
We also have a spot in the Twitterverse at: http://twitter.com/CKRadioEye . Here we are posting links to resources, pictures of our Outreach events and Quotes that help us all do more than we ever thought we could. These outlets give us a personal way to spread the word about what’s happening with Radio Eye, what we need and how you can support us so that we may support the visually impaired community of Kentucky. You can see some lovely pictures of our dining out Event that we had at Heirloom Restaurant in Midway on March 21st. The Outreach Committee also spoke at a Bell House Seniors Group on March 11th.
Dining Out Fundraiser: Patrick O’Shea’s
Next month we will have a Dining Out Event in Louisville to raise money. It is going to be at Patrick O’Shea’s in Downtown Louisville on Sunday, April 14th. Tickets can be obtained through the Radio Eye office or online. A ticket must be presented to your server in order for Radio Eye to receive the 20% credit to their organization.
Kentucky Gives Day
This month and next, we will be using Twitter to build awareness of a special one day campaign called KYGives Day. It is an online one day event for nonprofit organizations in Kentucky. The big day takes place on Wednesday, April 24th. Donors need go to www.kygives.org where they can pledge to our organization. On that same day, Radio Eye will be having an Open House from 11-1 pm to promote the 1 Day Fundraiser.
Whole Foods 5% Day
If you watch our Facebook & Twitter streams, you will learn about fun things like a chance to visit with volunteers at Whole Foods Market in Lexington on April, 3rd. Whole Foods is sponsoring a 5% Day for CKRE where they will donate 5% of the days profits to Radio Eye!
We have added a Pinterest Channel to our Social Media Portfolio. The web address is http://pinterest.com/microphoneman. So what is Pinterest do you ask? Pinterest is a pinboard style photo sharing website. It allows people to create and manage theme based images such as events, interests and other categories of interest. For example Radio Eye has the categories Founders, Volunteers, Staff, Library, Events, and more. In each of these Boards there are photos and images that relate to the topic. Users can browse other people’s or company’s pinboards for inspiration and then repin their images to their own pinboard. When all the images come together with all of your favorite categories, the result is pretty amazing.
We have also added a YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/ckradioeye which has some great interviews gathered together in one spot. We hope to use YouTube as a way to collect resources and archive video documentation of our work and activities, and may develop our own footage in the future. Would you like to help?
We are glad to be in a position to grow with the new media and we know there will be more work to do as time goes by. We are thankful for the folks who have helped document our work over the years and look forward to those who will be watching us in the future. We are expanding our Social Media presence daily and are recruiting new followers as well. Through our Social Media Portfolio of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Pinterest and this Blog (http://www.radioeye.wordpress.com) we hope to keep our followers informed and even recruit new followers. Our main goal is to provide interesting and thought provoking content. So if there is anything you’d like to know more about, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you or someone you know would like to help contribute to the Social Media efforts at Radio Eye, Katy would love your help! She can be contacted at email@example.com.
By: Lissa Probus & Katy McBride