Miles, Goodman, WHDD honored by Sharon Lions

The Sharon Lions Club has named Marshall Miles and Jill Goodman, center, with plaque, of WHDD radio the 2011 Volunteer of the Year. Lions Vice President Dale Jones, far left, and President Carl Marshall, far right, presented the award. Photo Submitted

In the early years of the turn of this century, Sharon native Marshall Miles, a lifelong radio broadcaster and entrepreneur, partnered with Jill Goodman, an art dealer and astrologer, to formulate one of the most unique radio stations in the country. The nonprofit Tri-State Public Communications consists of public radio stations WHDD FM 91.9 and AM 1020. WHDD is the smallest NPR affiliate in the country.

This broadcasting experiment resulted in a gift to the Northwest Corner, with 60 percent of its broadcasting time devoted to the region.

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