Washington Restaurant Association radio show and podcast first of its kind

WRA announced the launch of its weekly radio program, DineNW, airing Wednesday's from noon to 1 p.m. on Tacoma, WA - KLAY 1180 AM starting Oct. 5. WRA is the first state restaurant association in the US to have a broadcast radio show of this kind.
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Sept. 30, 2011 - PRLog -- OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington Restaurant Association announced today the launch of its weekly radio program, DineNW, airing each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. on  Tacoma-based KLAY 1180 AM with coverage from Olympia to Seattle and from Shelton to Auburn. The WRA is the first state restaurant association in the country to host a radio program on a privately owned station. The inaugural broadcast of DineNW will air Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Hosts Shawn Sullivan and Heather Donahoe will provide listeners with a unique inside look at the restaurant industry from an owner/operator perspective. Each week, DineNW will feature interviews two member restaurants, as well as commentary on political, regulatory and culinary issues pertaining specifically to the industry.

During the opening broadcast, WRA president and CEO Anthony Anton will join the hosts to give listeners an overview of the organization and a better understanding of how restaurant operate and why their success is important to the communities in which they operate. To round out the hour, WRA member restaurants Indochine and Farelli’s Wood Fire Pizza will join the program to discuss their menus and unique cooking techniques.

“We’re pleased to have one more avenue for sharing the restaurant industry with the public,” Anton said. “This is an industry full of talented and dynamic people. We want to give consumers a closer look at the restaurants that serve them in their neighborhoods every day.”

The WRA serves as the voice of Washington’s restaurant industry. Producing a restaurant industry-themed radio show helps communicate that message to listeners while giving them a taste of local cuisine. Members now have an inexpensive way to advertise their business, and the WRA has a public forum to discuss the importance of the restaurant industry’s success.

Restaurateurs interested in featuring their restaurant on the show should contact Shawn Sullivan at shawn@wrahome.com. To hear how sponsoring DineNW can help your business, the WRA encourages members to visit www.dinenw.com and download an audio file of the show.

The show also streams online during the broadcast at http://www.klay1180.com, allowing listeners access from anywhere in the world. After each show concludes, the WRA posts an audio file of the program on http://www.dinenw.com for members to share with customers.

The Washington Restaurant Association (http://www.wrahome.com), in its 82nd year, is the leading business association for the restaurant industry — the largest private employer in the state with an average workforce of 191,000. In Washington, the more than 13,000 restaurants annually generate $8.8 billion to the state economy.
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