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ISSUES AND PROGRAMMING

June 30, 2020

 

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

 

The Covid-19 Coronavirus has swept through the Greater New York City area and the migration of New York City residents to the WRIV listening area may well have helped spread it among local residents. WRIV Radio presents Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman each week to update listeners on their efforts to minimize the impact of the virus on residents.

 

Aguiar, Tuesdays 8:10 to 8:30 am

Schneiderman, Wednesdays, 8:10 to 8:30 am

 

40 minutes/week

 

HEALTHCARE

 

With the health insecurities brought on by the Covid-19 Coronavirus, it becomes essential to remind listeners that emergency care is available to them. WRIV broadcasts announcements by Peconic Bay Medical Center each week to provide listeners with reassurance that health care remains available.

 

Monday to Sunday, 20 mins/week

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Long Island remains one of New York State's leading agricultural regions and farming is primarily an Eastern Suffolk activity. WRIV presents the Ag Radio Network Farm News to give growers information on the latest news and agricultural techniques.

 

Monday to Friday 6:05 am     30 mins/week

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Riverhead Town has the lowest median household income of any town on Long Island. WRIV Radio presents Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Councilwoman Catherine Kent each week to address their efforts in dealing with the issue.

 

Kent, Wednesday 8:40 to 9 am,  20 mins/week

Giglio, Friday 8:45 to 9:30 am, 45 mins/week

 

NON-PROFIT GROUPS & CHARITIES

 

Riverhead is fortunate to have numerous non-profit groups determined to improve life for those in need. WRIV Radio provides them free publicity through our Community Bulletin Board.

 

Mon-Sun  various times  36 mins/week

 

June 30, 2020

 

PANDEMIC

 

The United States was hit by the Covid 19 Coronavirus starting in March. WRIV Radio has provided listeners with up to date information from the CDC on staying safe from the virus and othe information twice an hour from 6 am to 6 pm.

 

Mon-Sun  various times   36 mins/week

 

AGCRICULTURE

 

Riverhead is the last stronghold of rural life on Long Island and farming is under development pressure. The Ag Radio Network Farm News provides farmers with information on the latest trends and techniques to keep farming profitable.

 

Mon-Fri   6:05 am          30 mins/week

 

HEALTHCARE

 

Eastern Long Isladn has a decidedly older population and they are in need of health care services. WRIV provides information from Peconic Bay Medical Center and Stony Brook/Southampton Hospital to help people remain healthy.

 

Mon-Sun various times    30 mins/week

 

POVERTY

 

Riverhead Town has the lowest median household income on Long Island. As such, it is in need of services. Riverhead is fortunate to have a number of non-profit groups to relieve that pressure. WRIV Provides free publicity to the in our Community Bulletin Board.

 

Mon-Sun  various times  36 mins/week

 

ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

WRIV Radio presents several elected officials each week during our morning show, The Dawn Patrol. This gives the public to hear from their officials directly without any kind of filter.

 

North Fork County Legislator Al Krupski  20 mins/wk

North Fork Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo 20mins/wk

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar 20 mins/wk

Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent 20 mins/wk

Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine  20 mins/wk

Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio 20 mins/wk

Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman 20 mins/wk

 

 

September 30, 2020

 

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

 

Students across New York State were denied the opportunity to walk and receive their hard earned High School Diplomas as a result of Covid-19. What should have been a joyous celebration instead became non-existent in many school districts. Riverhead High School had its graduation ceremonies over 3 days, June 30th to July 2nd. WRIV Radio broadcast the graduation ceremonies live over the three days giving parents and students alike a fond memory.

 

Mon, Tue, Wed    9 am to 1 pm      12 hrs

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Eastern Suffolk is one of NY State's leading agricultural production regions and while farming is still a desired lifestyle, there are constant pressures for development. WRIV Radio presents the Ag Radio Network Farm News to keep farmers informed on the latest techniques and trends.

 

Mon-Fri  6:05 am                                  30 mins/wk

 

HEALTHCARE

 

Healthcare is always a major issue in the WRIV service area as 24% of Riverhead Town's population is made up of senior citizens. WRIV presents messages from Peconic Bay Medical Center, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and the Phillips Cancer Center in Southampton to keep listeners updated.

 

Mon-Sun   various times                     30 mins/wk

 

POVERTY

 

Riverhead has the lowest median household income of any Long Island town and with the pandemic, this has only gotten worse. Yet, there are a great many groups that exist to relieve suffering. WRIV offers them free publicity on our Community Bulletin Board.

 

Mon-Sun   various times                     36 mins/wk

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

EPCAL is the single largest area of industrially zoned property on Long Island and it is in Riverhead Town. The potential for development of this site by factories and other industry could help lift Riverhead Town from having the lowest median household income on Long Island. We discuss this site's development weekly with Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar   20 mins/wk

Councilwoman Jodi Giglio                    45 mins/wk

Councilwoman Catherine Kent            20 mins/wk

 

December 31, 2020

 

HEALTHCARE

 

During this Covid-19 pandemic, providing the public with access to healthcare is particularly important. Given that Seniors comprise 24% of Riverhead's population and given that they are the most vulnerable group, this becomes very important. WRIV broadcasts messages from Peconic Bay Medical Center regularly so the public knows there is a major healthcare provider nearby.

 

Mon-Sun          various times                20 mins/wk

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Long Island remains a significant agricultural region in New York State, yet development pressures are put on farmers every day. The Ag Radio Network Farm News gives farmers information on the latest techniques and practices.

 

Mon - Fri         6:05 am                           30 mins/wk

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Riverhead Town has the lowest median household income of any town on Long Island. Riverhead officials have tried to reverse that for years. Each week, WRIV presents Riverhead Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Councilwoman Catherine Kent to address those issues.

 

Wed, Fri          8:40 - 9:00 (Wed)

                          8:40 - 9:30 (Fri)            70 mins/wk

 

PANDEMIC

 

WRIV presents Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman discussing efforts by elected officials to keep the pandemic from spinning out of control.

 

Tue                   8:10 - 8:30 am (Tue)     20 mins/wk

Wed                 8:10 - 8:30 am (Wed)    20 mins/wk

 

POVERTY

 

While Riverhead is the Gateway to the Hamptons and while the Hamptons is seen as glitter and glitz, the fact is that year round residents of both towns have lower household incomes than those living in western Suffolk. Fortunately, there are many dedicated groups trying to relieve poverty. WRIV Radio offers the free publicity throughn our Community Bulletin Board.

 

Mon-Sun           various times                 36 mins/wk

 

March 31, 2021

 

HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE

 

While the Covid-19 pandemic has eased somewhat and much more is known about it, the virus remains an issue. Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead is on the front lines of healthcare in Riverhead and provides information to the public regularly.

 

Mon-Sun             various times                  10 mins/wk

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Given the ongoing exodus of New York City residents to the east end, there is growing pressure on farmers to sell their land for development. The Ag Radio Network Farm News provides farmers with information so they can remain in farming and be profitable.

 

Mon-Fri                  6:05 am                         30 mins/wk

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

 

New York State just passed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana and is considering two bills to legalize prostitution. Both could have a serious impact on the quality of life, particularly in areas that are already economically depressed. State Senator Anthony Palumbo and Assemblywoman Jodi Giglio discuss these issues weekly.

 

Mon                           9:10 am                        20 mins/wk

Fri                              8:45 am                        45 mins/wk

 

CHARITIES

 

While Riverhead has the lowest median household income of any Long Island town, there are a number of non-profit groups that exist to ease the burden on those who are 'feeling the pinch'. The WRIV Community Bulletin Board provides them with free publicity.

 

Mon-Sun                    various                          36 mins/wk

 

ELDER CARE

 

24% of Riverhead Town's population is over 65. Some of these people are fragile and can no longer live on their own. WRIV, in cooperation with San Simeon by the Sound, provide information for an alternative to living a solitary homebound life for them.

 

Mon-Sun                     varous                           15 mins/wk

 

household income of any Long Island Town. WRIV Radio speaks with Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar every week to find out what the town is doing to attract living wage jobs.

ISSUES & PROGRAMMING

June 30, 2021

 

AGRICULTURE

 

It is no secret that the pandemic has caused the real estate market to escalate dramatically. In an effort to keep farmers in agriculture and not selling to developers, WRIV presents the Ag Radio Network Farm News, weekdays to provide farmers with the latest techniques and trends.

 

Mon-Fri                      6:05 am                     30 mins/wk

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

It is no secret that Riverhead has the lowest median household income of any town on Long Island. Each week we speak with Supervisor Yvette Aguiar about efforts to bring living wage jobs to the town.

 

Tue                                8:10 am - 8:30 am   20 mins/wk

 

BLIGHT

 

Blight breeds crime and blight breeds hopelessness. Downtown Riverhead has gone from a bustling business district to a blighted shell of only a few stores and businesses. WRIV speaks with Riverhead Councilwoman Catherine Kent to discuss what the town can do to eliminate blight every week.

 

Wed                                 8:40 am - 9:00 am   20 mins/wk

 

HEALTH CARE ISSUES

 

Given Riverhead's status as having the lowest median household income of any town on Long Island, health care is often ignored or postponed. WRIV Radio, in cooperation with Peconic Bay Medical Center, presents an ongoing series of announcements to deal with health issues, especially among seniors, who are 25% of the population.

 

Mon-Sun                          various                       20 mins/wk

 

MOBILITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Mobility helps older people enjoy a better quality of life and given that such a high percentage of Riverhead's population is older, WRIV presents, in cooperation with the Pain Instiutute of Long Island, programs to help older people remain mobile and enjoy an active life.

 

Mon-Fri                             12:30 pm, 4:30 pm  20 mins/wk

 

ELDER CARE

 

Sometimes, older people just need some help with the day to day task. Then again, they may need a more intensive care environment. WRIV presents announcements in cooperation with San Simeon by the Sea Nursing Home to address that need.

 

Mon-Sun                             various                 20 mins/wk

 

ISSUES AND PROGRAMMING

March 31, 2022

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Riverhead and Eastern Long Island are the last strongholds of Agriculture on Long Island. There is a lot of pressure for farmers to sell to developers although most farms here are family farms that have been passed down through the generations. The Ag Radio Network Farm News presents the latest techniques and information to help farmers remain profitable.

 

Mon-Fri                              6:05 am                    30 mins/wk

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Riverhead has the lowest median household income on Long Island. As such, there is a strong need for the town to attract industry and living wage jobs. EPCAL is the town's chance at doing that. Each week, WRIV presents Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar reporting on economic development at EPCAL.

 

Tues                                      8:10 am                     20 mins/wk

 

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

 

Nowhere is the lack of affordable housing more evident than Southampton Town. Since the beginning of the pandemic, real estate prices have skyrocketed as a result of Manhattan residents trying to escape New York City. Southampton Town's been trying to create affordable housing opportunities. Each week, Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman appears on The Dawn Patrol to discuss those efforts.

 

Wed                                       8:10 am                   20 mins/wk

 

HEALTH CARE/ELDERLY

 

Riverhead has a significant elderly population. They need healthcare services and at times may not be able to find it.

WRIV Radio presents announcements by Peconic Bay Medical Center, Acadia Care Center in Riverhead and San Simeon Nursing and Rehabilitation to give seniors access to those services.

 

Mon-Sun                                 various                   40 mins/wk

 

NON-PROFIT GROUPS

 

Riverhead and Eastern Suffolk are fortunate to have a number of community groups and organizations ready to help relieve suffering. Often times, these groups are unable to pay for publicity and without that, no one would know they are available to help. The WRIV Community Bulletin Board provides that access at no charge.

 

Mon-Sun                                 various                    36 mins/wk

 

ISSUES AND PROGRAMMING

June 30, 2022

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Riverhead Town has the lowest median household income of any town on Long Island. A lot of that is the result of most available employment opportunities are in agriculture and retail. EPCAL represents the best opportunity to bring living wage jobs to the area. For the last 4 years, that property has been tied up by Calverton Aviation and Technology, who had hoped to bring industrial jobs related to aviation there. Their parent company has endured a downturn and that has stopped any kind of development there. Each week, on the Riverhead Supervisor's Report, we discuss what the town can and is doing to move the sale along.

 

Tue                                         8:10-8:30 am        20 mins/wk

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Riverhead and the other East End towns is the 3rd highest producing Agriculture producing region in New York State. Still farmers are under great pressure to leave farming and sell to developers. The Ag Radio Network Farm News presents farmers with the latest techniques and trends in agriculture.

 

Mon-Fri                                  6:05-6:12 am       35 mins/wk

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

25% of Riverhead Town's population is over 65 years of age. This group of people need information and access to health care. WRIV Radio, in cooperation with Peconic Bay Medical Center, present health care information daily.

 

Mon-Sun                                various times      20 mins/wk

 

 

SENIOR LIVING

 

Riverhead Town and the East End in general have older populations. In some cases, these residents are no longer able to care for themselves. WRIV, in cooperation with San Simeon by the Sound Nursing Home and Comfort Keepers, a home health agency, present information to the public to help them in their decision making process.

 

Mon-Sun                                various times       20 mins/wk

 

NON PROFIT GROUPS

 

As the median household income in Riverhead Town is lower than any other town, there is a need for non-profit groups to help relieve the strain. WRIV Radio provides them free publicity.

 

Mon-Sun                                various times       20 mins/wk

 

 

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