Saturday, February 10, 2007

The greening of local radio

This post will only pertain to WNY readers of this blog (by far the minority, according to my stats), but if you're interested in gardening and you're within the reach of WKBW/1520 AM, have I got a show for you.

Local plantswoman Sally Cunningham takes to the airwaves tomorrow morning with a show dedicated to gardening and landscaping. It will also have an organic, environment-friendly slant. There'll be guests, and of course, answers to questions from listeners, though she doesn't want the whole show to be devoted to call-in.

Cunningham is the author of a few well-regarded gardening books and a master gardener. Until recently, she ran a master gardening program through our local cooperative extension, but that program was gutted and now Cunningham works at the fabulous Lockwood's Nursery. She also has a TV show on Sunday mornings on Channel 4 and writes columns for the Buffalo News. Plenty of cred there; this is someone I would listen to and even believe! (Though I might not always agree.)

It's great to see another gardening show on local radio; the one on WBEN on, I think, Saturdays, is OK, but we need a different voice.

GREEN SPACE with Sally Cunningham
Starts Feb. 11
WKBW (1520 AM radio)
10-11 a.m.

Cunningham's book, Great Garden Companions

Photo by Jim Bush.


cityfarmer said...

I do not believe I'm close enought to catch these airwaves...but I can feel a kindred spirit with you...spring...bring it on!!!

HEART Inc. said...


HEART Inc. Animal Rescue & Adoption Team presents “Party in the Garden with HEART” featuring Sally Cunningham. Party in the Garden takes place on Sunday, April 29, 2007 from 2 pm – 5 pm at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

Sally Cunningham is a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional and author & co-author of many books for Rodale Press. She is WIVB's (Channel 4) Sunday morning "Garden Lady" and her garden column appears Fridays in the Buffalo News. Sally is also the host of the new radio gardening show "Green Space" on WWKB (1520) Sundays at 10 am and a garden consultant at Lockwood's Greenhouses in Hamburg.

Choosing great plants IS the secret of success, whether you really garden, or just put a few flowers out in the yard or in the planter. Sally will recommend superior plants for shade or sun and tips on keeping them healthy. She will preface this "plants talk" with her message about having a healthy yard & garden - for you, for other creatures and the environment. Questions welcome. Sally's books will be available for sale and signing.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $25.00 each (includes wine, beverages, Hors d'oeuvres and desserts). Call 821-1915 (leave a message on Line 4) or e-mail

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