Family Moment Inspiring Community

One local woman is changing lives one radio ad at a time. Sheree Meyer’s journey to graduation from USU-Uintah Basin included not only her Family, Consumer & Human Development coursework but a crash course in radio as a tool to strengthen marriages and families in Basin communities. Sheree first became involved in developing and participating as one of the hosts on USU professor Dr. Law’s Marriage and Family Program on KVEL. “Under the direction of Dr. Law, I have had the opportunity to find topics that are important to our community and their family relationships,” shares Sheree. She then researched and created outlines for the weekly show that she helped to host. The most rewarding part of being part of the show, shares Sheree, is hearing the positive reaction of people listening in the Basin. Sheree’s involvement in radio didn’t stop there, however. As she approached graduation it came time for Sheree to choose a practicum experience project and the idea was born for The Family Moment that is now a daily feature on both KVEL and KLCY. The Family Moment is a series of 1 minute radio ads that focus on topics of how Basin families can do a little better within their families and around the people we love. From crucial communication advice for married couples to parenting advice, The Family Moment is touching hearts in our community thanks to Sheree’s desire to make a difference. The Family Moment is also available on www.basinnow.com under the Family tab.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.