Oden of Hatteras village, who has
been a commercial fisherman for 37 years, was the guest on Sunday,
Oct. 19, on the new Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the
the show, Oden talked about his life
as a waterman the increasing pressures on his industry from federal
and state regulators, the recreational fishing lobby, and
environmental groups, just to name a few.
the Point," which is
hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan, airs on the island's
community radio station, FM 101.5 and FM 99.9, at 5 p.m. on the first
and third Sunday of each month. It is repeated on the second and
the Oct. 19 show, Nolan asked Oden
if he still feels the same about commercial fishing as he did when he
talked with her in 1992 for a newspaper article.
hear people tell it, we're all
that's wrong with the ocean," he said then. "We need a
public awareness campaign. Otherwise, our days are numbered. I'm
afraid they are anyway."
continued to fish for a living for
another 22, and he said the same issues are still there. He said
that, if anything, they are more complicated and more worrisome.
added that fewer young people are
deciding to make a living in commercial fishing and he worries for
the future for those men and women who do.
to the bottom of this article to
listen to the show.
ABOUT 'TO THE POINT'
the show, IFP editor Irene Nolan
will be interviewing newsmakers about the events and issues that
affect all of us who live on Hatteras Island and those of us who love
to visit here.
can expect to hear from folks
who are making the news, those who are decision-makers, and some who
are just plain interesting to talk to about the island and its past,
present, and future," she says.
the station's all-volunteer
staff and small budget are stretched tight, the show is pre-recorded.
At this point, listeners cannot call in questions.
the station can be received only
on Hatteras Island, though the board of directors of the community,
non-profit hopes that funds can be raised soon for online streaming
of the programming.
now, the audio will be posted the
week after the interview so Island Free Press readers who missed the
show or who do not live on Hatteras can listen in.
can let Nolan know about folks you
would like her to interview and suggest questions to ask. Send your
ideas to [email protected].
ABOUT RADIO HATTERAS
Hatteras is our community,
non-profit radio station and depends on grants, memberships, and
broadcasts around the clock with
news -- including such things as surfing and fishing reports --
community announcements, music, and special programs.
community radio station
also needs your support, and you can give that by purchasing a
membership or by underwriting the station if you are a business or
another community non-profit.
are $50 for a family, $25 for an individual and $10 for a student.
Mail memberships and other contributions to Radio Hatteras, P.O. Box
339, Frisco, NC 27936.
or call (252) 995-6000 for information about underwriting
You can read more about Radio Hatteras and its
music and programs on its Facebook page,
new Radio Hatteras
website is http://www.radiohatteras.org.
There’s information on memberships, underwriting, and programming,
among other things.
Hatteras wants to
publicize community events. You can send them at least two weeks in
advance to [email protected].
you have a special
request for a song, you can e-mail it to [email protected].
you have news, you
can send it to [email protected].