This week celebrates the halfway point between the first day of winter and the first day of spring. February 2, or Groundhog’s Day, has a tradition here in the U.S. dating back to the first celebration in 1887.
Celebrated in Punxsutawney, PA, the holiday came about thanks to local newspaper editor Clymer Freas who collaborated with a number of local businessmen on the idea. As the story goes, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of cold and snow. If the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, the legend goes that the remaining weeks of winter will primarily be cloudy and mild. For the record, Punxsutawney Phil is only about 50% accurate. Also for the record, there are at least six other famous groundhogs, all of whom live east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio River. Staten Island Chuck seems to have the most reliable forecast with 80% accuracy.
Timely and Reliable
Here in California, there’s no groundhog, but KAMB weather does give you reliable forecasts throughout the day. KAMB weather, part of our news headlines each weekday morning and updated throughout the day, covers the Central Valley and Coast. We’re committed to keeping you informed with the news and information you need to plan your day. If we may be of further help, you’re welcome to call us at 1-800-692-5777 or email us at email@example.com.
Officially recognized in 1976, President Gerald Ford designated February as a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society. But the origins of Black History Month go back over 100 years ago. In September of 1915, Harvard-trained Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other peoples of African descent. According to History.com, the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
Christ Calls us to Love and Respect Everyone
KAMB joins in celebrating those of African-American ancestry and what they have added to our way of life. KAMB recognizes the historical and present hardships and challenges faced by the Black community and believes that Blacks are to be loved and respected in the same way Christians are to love and respect all people.
We invite our entire family of listeners to learn more about the contributions of Blacks such as Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King Jr. Christianity Today has a number of stories about these and other leaders of faith in the African American community As Paul reminded the Galatians believers, we who follow Christ are all one in Christ. As a KAMB listener, please accept our invitation to be devoted to one another, to love one another, and to pray for one another just as Christ has modeled for us.
As you listen to KAMB, you may have noticed there are no commercials – that is, you won’t hear businesses advertise their goods and services. You won’t hear about an item on sale for $19.95 or about 1.9% financing available, a retailer having the best service or a call to shop at one place over another. KAMB is licensed as a non-commercial radio station, which means we’re not allowed to “advertise” like other radio stations do.
Thanking our Business Partners
However, KAMB is allowed to briefly thank and acknowledge businesses that join with our listeners in making contributions to KAMB. In fact, just over 11% of KAMB’s budget was provided by our business partners. That’s an important piece of our budget, allowing us to accomplish more outreach in the central valley.
During the month of February. KAMB will be highlighting some of the businesses that “underwrite” the cost of KAMB doing what we do. We may not be able to advertise these businesses on the air, but we can invite you to thank these partners when you visit them. When you stop by one of our business partners, be sure to tell them you heard about them on KAMB, and that you’re grateful for sharing your values of ensuring KAMB continues to serve the central valley by telling people about Jesus.
Contact us to Partner with KAMB
Our “Business Partner Appreciation Month” kicks off next week with a salute to APG Solar. To see a complete list of our KAMB Business Partners anytime, visit our KAMB Impact Sponsor Directory when you click here. And, if you would like your business to partner with KAMB and be acknowledged on air, feel free to call us at 1-800-692-5777 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.