Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Coming Up Next: Missy Wolfe, Author of Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich on November 21



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We're delighted to announce that Missy Wolfe, author of Hidden History of Colonial Greenwich will be our guest on the Wednesday, November 21 broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons

Greenwich in the seventeenth century was a lost world of tythingmen and meeting warners, wild horse hunters, herdsmen, townsmen, pounders and planters. Faced with an ever-changing environment, citizens set many new-world boundaries. 

Farmers created common fields along the coast and redesigned wilderness. They balanced religious and civic authority, private and common interests and financial inequities across communities. The first comers found it more challenging to please their own than it was to please their God. 

Their departure from the past fashioned an idealized, yet still imperfect, new society the Puritans proudly called the Greenwich Plantation. 

Author Missy Wolfe details the strategies and setbacks of creating community in colonial America's First Period.

Missy Wolfe has always loved nonfiction, and she read history throughout college at Columbia Business School, during her marketing career, while raising a family, while pursuing fine arts studies at New York University and during her time serving on the board of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. 

Her own research reveals the romantic, lost world of Connecticut in the 1600s. 

Her study of the life of Greenwich founder Elizabeth Winthrop Feake Hallett, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America, won the Washington Irving Medal for Literary Excellence. 

She lives in Greenwich with her husband, Scott Wolfe, and three children.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons with host Jeffrey Bingham Mead starts 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Radio 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com Greenwich, Connecticut anywhere via live audio-streaming on the Internet. 

Can't listen in real-time? We have you covered. Go to our archival site where all shows are posted and freely available at your convenience, anytime and anywhere. 




Thank you for listening to Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons with Host Jeffrey Bingham Mead. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Join the Fun! Support Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons Show with Jeffrey Bingham Mead 1490 WGCH/WGCH.com



Greetings!

My name is Jeffrey Bingham Mead, a descendant of one of the founding families of Greenwich, Connecticut. I am the creator, producer and host of the Greenwich, A Town for All Seasons Show on 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere via live audio-streaming. 

This is the first time in Greenwich's history that a radio show dedicated to the town's history and culture has ever been broadcasted before. 

The show broadcasts every-other Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. The first show aired on Wednesday, September 26.



The next show will broadcast on Wednesday, November 21. My guest on the Talk of the Town interview segment is Missy Wolfe, the author of a newly-released remarkable book, Hidden History of Greenwich.  

We are off to a good start. We see audience interest and listenership increasing as the word spreads of this first-of-its-kind show.



You are invited to join the fun as both listeners and supporters of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons. Here's how:

SUPPORTERS (Limited to 15 per show)
-For those on a tighter, limited budget we have this for you! 
-$40/show.
-Names of supporters are read at the end of the broadcast: "We thank the following for supporting this broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons." 
-Feel free to send birthday, anniversary, graduation wishes, too!
*For the upcoming Wednesday, November 21 broadcast that features my interview with Missy Wolfe, author of Hidden History of Greenwich, I am accepting pledges by email for inclusion on this show until 5:00 p.m., on Monday, November 19. 

Please send an email with PLEDGE FOR NOV. 21 SHOW in the Subject Box. Payment is due on or before Friday, November 23. 

TITLE-SPONSOR
-We are presently looking for a title-sponsor or sponsors of the show. 
-$1,200/month; this can be divided among several sponsors ($600/month each with two title-sponsors; $400/month each with three title-sponsors; $300/month with four title-sponsors).
-The title sponsor(s) is given an exclusive on the Talk of the Town 15-minute interview segment as well as the Calendar/Events segment. 
-Talk of the Town airs during the first-half of the show. 
-The title sponsor(s) is given two (2) minutes of commercial advertising time. 
-I work with the title-sponsor(s) on writing and producing the commercials. You are also welcomed to submit your own. 
-The title sponsor(s) is acknowledged ("Talk of the Town" is brought to you by NAME of Sponsor(s), for example). 
-The title sponsor(s) is also promoted through social media platforms, email notifications to the show's audience. 

*I have two copies of Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park by Matt Bernard. These will be given to the first two committed title-sponsor(s).

STAND-ALONE 30-SECOND COMMERCIAL
-A customized commercial spot that runs once per show (2-3 shows monthly every-other Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.). 
-It features the name and nature of the business, benefits, customer references (if any available), contact information. 
-I write the text of the spot and record it, usually with background music. 
-The rate for this option is $200/month with a six-month commitment. Payment: month-to-month or in full upfront. 

SEGMENT SPONSORSHIP 
-A customized segment spot that runs once per show (2-3 shows monthly every-other Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.). 
-Features a brief "Brought to you by" with name and contact information. I write the text of the spot and record it, usually with background music. The rate for this option is $150/month with a six-month commitment. Payment can be made month-to-month or in full upfront. 


Please make your checks out to 
Jeffrey Bingham Mead 
and send them to:
Jeffrey Bingham Mead
Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons
P.O. Box 184, 
Greenwich CT 06836


2018 BROADCAST SCHEDULE
November 21 Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Eastern
December 5, 19 Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Eastern

Questions? Please contact me here at
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Phone: (808) 721-0306

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Coming Up Next: Matt Bernard, Author of Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park Greenwich, Connecticut





At the height of the Gilded Age America’s wealthiest families begin to cluster in Newport, Southampton, Bar Harbor and Tuxedo Park. In these idyllic locales they built luxurious “summer cottages” away from the grit and grime of New York, Boston or Philadelphia. The Belle Haven peninsula in Greenwich, Connecticut is home to one of America's first planned residential parks. 



My Talk of the Town guest on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 is Matt Bernard, author of Victorian Summer: The Historic Houses of Belle Haven Park, Greenwich, Connecticut. This meticulously researched and richly illustrated book focuses on the great flowering of Belle Haven from 1884 to 1929. 


You can purchase copies at your favorite online book source, at the Greenwich Historical Society's gift shop in Cos Cob, and Diane's Books of Greenwich.




Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons broadcasts from the studios of 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com

Join the fun and support Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons. Go to this link and learn how. 

Tune in at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Can’t listen in real-time? All shows are freely available and archived on Podcasts.com via a special channel. Listen on your time, anytime from anywhere. 







Thursday, October 18, 2018

Coming Up Next: New York-based Architect Norm Davis and a Tale of a Wayward Gravestone






Does this happen to you? I'll bet not.

Picture this: You open up your email box in Honolulu to find a message from someone you've never met before. This gentleman tells you that he is in possession of a brownstone grave marker dated from the late 18th century. 

The woman it memorializes is interred somewhere in Greenwich -but where? 

It has been in the basement for many years. The house in the market, and the stone must be repatriated to its proper place. 



You've enlisted the help of far-flung historians and genealogists in the Pacific Northwest and Scotland -and the Greenwich Historical Society

Time is not necessarily on your side. 

Join me for the next broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. My guest is New York-based architect Norm Davis



With all-things Halloween in the air, Norm -who is a descendant of some of Greenwich's founding families- tells us the story of a that wayward early Greenwich gravestone circa 1799 that was found in his father's Port Chester NY backyard. Stored in the house for many years -and with the house on the market- the grave marker needed to be repatriated to its proper place. 

Yes, this does turn out well. 

Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons broadcasts from the studios of 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut and anywhere via audio-streaming on WGCH.com

Can't listen in real-time? All shows are freely available and archived on Podcasts.com via a special channel. Listen on your time, anytime from anywhere. 






Monday, October 8, 2018

Coming Up Next: Andrew Melillo, Acacia Lodge #85 of the Greenwich Free Masons



Free Masonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Comprised of men of good character and other attributes across international lines, the Free Masons have been organized and active for centuries in many places -including the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut. 

Joining me by phone on the Wednesday, October 10 broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons is Mr. Andrew Melillo, the head of the Acacia Lodge No. 85

Many of us have a limited knowledge of the role of the Free Masons in Greenwich's history. Greenwich Free Press featured a story in its February 8, 2017 edition. Learn more by clicking here. You can also connect online via Facebook with the Connecticut Freemasons here

I've invited Andrew Melillo to explain what Masonry is, its history and origins, local Greenwich luminaries associated with its founding, what it means to be a Free Mason, programs, projects and more. 

He'll also talk to us about the David Noble Theis Memorial Scholarship. Go to this link on Greenwich Free Press to learn more

On Amusements you'll hear news of a famous -or infamous- turn-of-the-century Halloween party at the Holley Inn, then headquarters of the Cos Cob Art Colony of American Impressionism, what's happening on the Community Calendar, and more. 

Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons broadcasts from the studios of 1490 WGCH Radio in Greenwich, Connecticut and on WGCH.com anywhere via live-audio streaming every other Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. You'll also find archived broadcasts on the Shows & Hosts section of WGCH.com and on a special channel freely available on Podcasts.com













On the September 26 Inaugural Broadcast: Greenwich Historical Society CEO/Executive Director Debra Mecky





At last! The time has come! 

The inaugural broadcast of Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons was on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Listen to the show at the link above or here. 

My first guest was Greenwich Historical Society CEO/Executive Director Debra Mecky. She was on the phone with me from the Bush Holley House Historic Site and Society headquarters in Cos Cob.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Announcement: Greenwich, Town For All Seasons on Radio 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com Anywhere


Historian and town native Jeffrey Bingham Mead, a descendant of the founders of the town, is the host of an upcoming new show on NewsTalk AM 1490 WGCH and WGCH.com anywhere. 

Greenwich, Town For All Seasons is scheduled to air every other Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Its inaugural broadcast date will be announced shortly. 

The show’s creator and host, Jeffrey Bingham Mead, is no stranger to Greenwich history. Born and raised in Greenwich, he as a direct descendant of one of its founding families. His background and interests are varied and ever-evolving. Mead is a former board member and trustee of the Greenwich Historical Society; former local history contributing writer at Greenwich Time in the 1980s and 1990s;  a member of the Capt. Matthew Mead Branch of the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; a university professor and lecturer in the states of Hawaii and Connecticut; president and co-founder of History Education Hawaii, Inc., the Hawaii Council of the National Council for History Education (since 2006); president/founder of the Historic Mead Family Burying Grounds Association, author of Chains Unbound: Slave Emancipations in Greenwich, Connecticut, and more. 

Mead is also the creator, producer and host of the highly successful Marvels of China: Pathways to the Pacific Rim show on WGCH. Now in its third year, the show has an international audience and its heard in China. with plans for national syndication across the USA in the near-future. 

“We’re planning on having a lot of fun with this,” said Mead. “The textures of Greenwich’s history make it interesting, so we’ll be featuring lively perspectives of the town’s heritage encompassing its 378-plus years. Greenwich: A Town for All Seasons is a first-of-its kind show on WGCH. The show seeks to build bridges between past and present; feature local business, historical news and cultural events for long-time residents and newcomers alike; entertain, contribute to and heighten knowledge of the history of Greenwich, Connecticut and ultimately do its part in its sustained preservation.” 

Mead was one of the early pioneers of featuring Greenwich history on the Internet. These include:


The show has a Facebook site that all are invited to join at https://www.facebook.com/Greenwich-A-Town-For-All-Seasons-Show-1390104767728151/

The first show will feature special guests from the Greenwich Historical Society as it prepares to celebrate the public reopening of its reimagined campus on October 7.

“We’re looking forward to establishing long-term strategic partnerships with the town’s historic preservation organizations. Greenwich is a town for all seasons and all people -everyone is invited to our celebration of the town’s culture and heritage,” Mead added.

Sponsors and Potential guests can contact Jeffrey Bingham Mead at JeffreyBinghamMead@gmail.comGreenwichATownForAllSeasons@gmail.com and via LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Best,

Jeffrey Bingham Mead
Host

Greenwich, A Town For All Seasons Show
1490 WGCH/WGCH.com
P.O. Box 184,
Greenwich, CT 06836

808.721.0306