Linda Wallace / Broadcaster
My story begins in 1945 when an Iowa farm girl met a S.P. Railroad Locomotive Fireman in Tracy. California. They fell in love, married, and then about 6 years later oops, there was me. I spent my childhood & school years in Alameda, Oakland, & San Leandro.
I first became aware of Nevada City in 1961 when I came here to attend a Camp Fire Girl camp known as Camp Celio. I did this for two summers. In 1964, my parents started to look for some property based on the dreams of their 12 year old daughter who at the time thought she wanted to raise horses. Low and behold, we found that property here not far from where Camp Celio was located. We continued to live in the Bay Area and my father began building what today is my home. Although I didn’t grow up and go to school here, I bonded with this area during the summers and weekends becoming friends with the local kids. I remained in the Bay Area when my parents moved up to live in 1971. I began a 30 year career with what was at the time Pacific Telephone, coming to visit my parents when I could.
My love affair with this area finally led me to move here to live in 1988. I found out about KVMR at that time but didn’t actually become a listener until 2001. And the rest is history, I was hooked. While still working, I began volunteering as a phone answerer during membership drives. When I retired, I started subbing as a front desk receptionist and one day was offered the Monday morning spot. From there my involvement grew from phone answerer to Shift Captain at drives, to volunteering at our Celtic Festival in different areas, and I am now a Line Producer giving tours of the Living History Guilds area.
I flirted with the idea of becoming a Broadcaster myself but never got it together to apply until this year. And now here I am a Certified Broadcaster. I’m having so much fun putting together music for you, I hope you enjoy my shows!