WEHC-FM Partners with Saltville Library….and Santa!

Posted by Monica Hoel
Santa is coming to the WEHC airwaves Dec. 15, 16, 17 – and your kids can call and talk to Santa 3-4 pm each of those days! (276-944-6933)

Saltville neighbors Kris Sheets and Ivy Sheppard recently had an occasion to meet for the first time and the two creative professionals immediately began to jingle around ideas for making the Christmas season fun for kids during this complicated time.

Ivy is the Station Manager for Emory & Henry’s radio station, WEHC-FM 90.7. Kris is the Branch Manager for the Saltville Public Library. And, as it turns out, they are each friends with Santa Claus. So it didn’t take long to bake up a plan.

Kris Sheets, Emory & Henry Class of 2002, with her granddaughter AmeliaKris Sheets, Emory & Henry Class of 2002, with her granddaughter AmeliaOn December 5, from 1-3 pm, kids in Saltville can drop by the Saltville library building downtown and trade a letter to Santa for a brand new book. (Kris will be out front in a tent, and all participants are required to wear masks and stay 6-feet apart.) Kris will deliver all the collected letters directly to Santa and his elves.

Ivy Sheppard in the WEHC studios.Ivy Sheppard in the WEHC studios.Following that, Ivy will welcome Santa to the WEHC studios in order to read some of those very same letters on air. Turns out “FM” stands for “Full Merriment.” If you’d like to listen in, Santa will be reading on Dec. 15, 16, 17 from 3-4 pm. (Find the station at 90.7 FM or stream it live: https://www.ehc.edu/wehc/ ).

Kris says she doesn’t believe in waiting for things to “get back to normal,” and prefers to find creative and new ways to make things fun right now. Ivy agreed whole-heartedly and said she was really excited about spending a couple afternoons with Santa – “I can’t wait to find out if he listens to WEHC!”

If you’re curious to learn more about the work of the library, the radio station, or Santa, give Kris a jingle at kriss@scplva.net or give Ivy a holly-er at isheppard@ehc.edu. If you wish to talk with Santa, send a letter.

  • Santa Claus is coming to the air waves!

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