Many hands do great work

I recently received a letter from one of our Honorary Trustees commenting on the article that appeared in the newest issue of Metropolitan Magazine. Though the letter was addressed to me, it could speak to every person involved with making WXXI such an invaluable community resource.

Here is an excerpt from that letter:

Dear Norm:

The article about you and WXXI published in the Summer 2011 Metropolitan is a gem of excellence. You and the entire staff and volunteers have made WXXI the great, important, interesting and vital media facility in Rochester.

Your excellent programs, many WXXI creates and developed, reach U.S. and Canadian listeners and viewers. “Second Opinion” and “Homework Hotline” are two excellent examples.

Your cooperation with community groups and organizations is also excellent.

I strongly support “1370 Connection” and Bob Smith’s knowledgeable and courteous way of handling a tremendous variety of people and subjects. It is an interesting and important educational program.

Education and local control and operation make WXXI an excellent and informative media organization in Rochester, N.Y.

To view the Metropolitan Magazine article, you can visit the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Web site and click on the PDF of the Summer 2011 issue.

Although it is not mentioned in the article, much of the credit in what WXXI does deserves to go to our Board of Trustees, Honorary Trustees and Community Advisory Board. Their tireless service in various capacities proves to be an invaluable asset in the success of the station. Anytime an organization of this size can have a positive impact on the community it is only due to the dedication and belief of many, whether through activity on the Board, volunteering, or becoming a contributing member. My sincere thanks goes out to everyone.