Wilson County, TN (December 12, 2022) “Story Time with Wilson Rides” is a brand-new podcast series featuring true and remarkable stories from senior residents of Wilson County, Tennessee.
Gaye Lynn Wilson, Executive Director of Wilson Rides, Inc., discovered that as she and other drivers transported area seniors with their ride service, the trips seemed to always go by quickly because they were filled with stories. Wilson explains the idea for the podcast came from these drives. “Tales of growing up in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, living through the Great Depression or World War II, these are treasures that should be shared.”
In this inaugural season of Story Time, award winning writer and storyteller Jules Corriere of Jonesboro, TN sits down with some of Wilson County’s local seniors and asks them about their lives.
Twelve episodes make up the first season of “Story Time with Wilson Rides.” In the series, story tellers include well-known community members such as long-time radio host Coleman Walker (Lebanon, TN), sharing about his decades on air, favorite guests, and memorable moments. The program also features extraordinary lives of ordinary neighbors, such as Judy Sullivan (Lebanon, TN) who gave birth to triplets in South Africa, and ninety-nine-year-old Kathryn “Ma” McCrary (Mount Juliet, TN), who remembers the days of the Great Depression. Each story teller has a unique and fascinating story, and they are all connected by Wilson County, the place to be, the place they call home.
Wilson Rides is celebrating the launch of Story Time with an appearance on Coleman and Company on WANT FM 98.9/WCOR AM 1490 Radio on Monday, December 12 at 7:00am, as well as hosting a Podcast Premiere Party on Wednesday, December 14 at The Fite-Fessenden House in Lebanon, TN from 5:30 – 7:00PM and by making an appearance on OpenLine with Carrie Sharp on WTVF-TV, NewsChannel 5 Nashville on Monday, December 19th at 7:00PM.
Story Time with Wilson Rides launched its first podcast the first week of October, and will add new episodes every other week. The podcast is free and can be heard at: https://story-time-with-wilson-rides.simplecast.com/ or by downloading the free app, “Story Time with Wilson Rides” on Apple Podcasts, iHeart, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon, Audible, Overcast and most other major podcast platforms.
Story Time with Wilson Rides was sponsored in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and is a project of the State of Tennessee’s ECD ThreeStar Program. For more information, contact Gaye Lynn Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-622-5557.
Story Time with Wilson Rides features true-life stories from seniors who are part of the Wilson Rides Program as well as other senior residents of Wilson County, TN. Wilson Rides is a non-profit organization in Wilson County, TN, that provides rides to seniors who no longer drive or seldom drive. In this inaugural season of Story Time, award winning writer and storyteller Jules Corriere sits down with some of Wilson County’s local seniors and asks them about their lives. This project was created with a Creative Aging Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and is a project of the State of Tennessee’s ECD ThreeStar Program.
About Wilson Rides
Wilson Rides Inc is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 2020 that preserves quality of life and fosters a connected community for older adults in Wilson County, TN by providing safe, reliable, affordable, volunteer driven transportation to local destinations. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn @wilsonridesinc and on our Podcast – Storytime with Wilson Rides: https://story-time-with-wilson-rides.simplecast.com/. To learn more about Wilson Rides, please visit www.wilsonridesinc.org.