THE TUNING FORK
The show that tunes you into what's on your fork
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The Tuning Fork is a public affairs talk show on 90fm (WWSP Stevens Point). 90fm is an entirely student-run station broadcasting from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus.
Featured Stories short news stories about whatever feels particularly newsworthy at the time.
John and Holly were hosts from 2007-2011.
They now raise goats, pigs, rabbits, and chickens on their farm in Almond, WI.
Megan Hogfeldt, DJ Nutmeg, in the 90fm studios. Host 2011-2015
K. belly in the 90fm studios (May 2017)
Photo by Julia Stamp
The Tuning Fork was started by farmer John Sheffy in
spring of 2007 and featured conversations about the progress
of the growing season. Soon after it started, Holly Petrillo (an
Associate Forestry Professor at UWSP) joined the
show as a host and the married couple co-hosted
until 2011. The show held true to its tagline: the
show that tunes you into what's on your fork!
When John and Holly moved to Almond to start
their own farm, Liberation Farmers, the show shifted
ownership to a UWSP student.
Megan Hogfeldt hosted and had guests on a biweekly basis to talk about various things related to the farming and sustainable-living community in Stevens Point. When Megan graduated in May of 2015 she invited me to fill her position as the Tuning Fork host. I am am honored to have had that role for the last four years and am so grateful to WWSP for making the opportunity available.
The Tuning Fork follows a rough rotation of 4-5 styles of shows. The
Story Hour features writing from heroes in ecology and agriculture,
while a Local Business Feature will flow more like an informative
conversation. The Shuffle takes a political slant, reporting on items
related to the TF ethos and our government. Out Standing in their Field
is a segment that transports the listener to a day in the life of a farmer.
Every now and then an opportunity for a great story will pop up and so
something that feels a little random will get thrown into the mix as well.
You can tune in every other Thursday evening at 6pm to hear the show. Listen live, at 89.9 on the dial, or stream it at 90fm.org.