The WFPL News staff is going outside. This Friday is Park(ing) Day, when city dwellers across the country put parking spaces to new use.
Park(ing) Day re-imagines metered parking spots as public spaces. So what could be more public than public radio? WFPL will set up a streetside studio outside of our headquarters at 619 S. 4th Street.
In our space, we’ll present the radio equivalent of a photo booth. Here’s how it’ll work:
We’ll have two microphones set up. In front of one will be a member of the newsroom. In front of the other will be you. The reporter will be armed with a stack of questions. You’ll be asked one question at random, then have 15 seconds to answer. Your response will be loaded onto a computer and edited by another reporter right before your eyes. The recordings will be archived online and (depending on weather and technology) broadcast later in the day.
Between 1:00 and 2:00 we’ll use our studio to broadcast Byline live from the parking space. Feel free to stop by and watch from the sidewalk.
You can also participate by stopping by our radio booth any time, or by submitting a question to add to our stack of random questions to ask strangers. Submit your questions below or on Facebook.