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Against the Current: The Plight of Paddlewheeler Delta Queen

Sep 14, 2008

We’re proud to present a wonderful new radio documentary about the Delta Queen. Cincinnati-based radio producer Mike Martini (WMKV-FM/Maple Knoll Communities, Inc.) made this comprehensive documentary about the Delta Queen to be run in September 2008 and gave the permission to air it here on save-the-delta-queen.org.

“Against the Current: The Plight of Paddlewheeler Delta Queen” is about the Delta Queen and the “Save the Queen” campaign and I can’t imagine a reason you don’t want to hear it – it’s just wonderful!

Against the Current: The Plight of Paddlewheeler Delta Queen – part 1 (19:00 min):

Against the Current: The Plight of Paddlewheeler Delta Queen – part 2 (40:00 min):

Mike Martini has also extendes permission to anyone who would like to air it on any radio station as long as it remains intact and unedited.  If a United States’ radio station would like a CD copy, let us know and we’ll forward your request to Mike; he’ll try and send one through the mail.

In case the above player doesn’t work on your computer, here are links to the pure MP3 files: part 1part 2.

 

 

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One Response to “Against the Current: The Plight of Paddlewheeler Delta Queen”

  1. David Tschiggfrie Says:

    An excellent, well-researched and superbly presented story which presents the case for the steamer DELTA QUEEN. Thanks to Mike Martini in Cincinnati for his wonderful effort. Mike’s companion program on the Coney Island steamer ISLAND QUEEN last year was another of his riverboat stories masterfully told. It is now our job to make contacts with local radio stations about airing this DELTA QUEEN program. Meanwhile, the clock keeps ticking . . . November first is just around the bend. Let’s not let up in our efforts now to preserve this priceless legacy on our inland rivers. SAVE THE DELTA QUEEN!