Sunday, August 20, 2017

Andy's Angles: The Kirby

One of the happiest and most satisfying days of my career was the day my old radio station spent the day broadcasting live from a decrepit old building that was eventually turned into the FM Kirby Center for the Performing Arts.

I don't remember how much money we raised that day, but we brought something much more valuable to the table-- publicity.

It's always a tickle to see old buildings repurposed and saved.  yes, it takes a fortune and it can't always be done.  There has to be a vision and a purpose.

There are two gems a short distance from this building on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre-- the Irem Temple and an old train station.  It looks like the train station will be saved.  The temple is still in the study phase.  It would be a tragedy to lose it.