Updated: Monday, 11 Feb 2013, 9:10 AM EST
Published : Monday, 11 Feb 2013, 9:02 AM EST
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The station is buzzing with anticipation and excitement. My heart is racing a bit and my palms are sweaty. Change is in the air and we can all feel it. Tonight at 7 p.m. "Maranda Where You Live" launches as a daily show on WOTV 4 Women.
It's with mixed emotions that I begin this new journey. For 26 years I've had the honor of being a voice for kids and families in West Michigan. Through radio, television, newspaper and on-line it's been a huge blessing sharing your stories, visiting your communities and meeting so many amazing people. I've loved every minute of it so it's a bit exhilarating, yet frightening to jump off into another new adventure!
This daily show will give me more opportunities to discuss things important to families. I'm looking forward to bringing together family experts, parents and educators doing great things and community leaders who have a passion for making the lives of children and families stronger and healthier. I want our studio to become a safe place for families to come and ask questions, share ideas and play together. The opportunities are endless and that gives me a huge surge of energy!
My mission has always been to educate, inform, empower and entertain kids and families and this new platform offers huge potential to expand that mission. This show really is your show; a place for families to share what's going on in their lives. I would love to hear from you regularly by sharing your photos, your videos, your thoughts, your concerns and your ideas. Thank you for your loyal support over the past 26 years. We're ready to step into the next phase of the journey and I'm so grateful to have you and your family as traveling companions!
Every night our show will end with a quote. The quote we'll be using in our first show really does say it all:
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!
-Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!
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