I appreciated the article by Jim Withers (“Don’t Be Blind to the Possibilities,” April 8) regarding people with a limiting handicap working in broadcasting.
A co-host on our popular morning drive program “Good Morning Ozarks” is totally blind. He worked in broadcasting years ago when he had his sight, so knows timing, broadcast procedures, etc. He has a talking watch to keep track of time and keeps the program on task even better than the other co-host who has sight! He does excellent ad-libs, interviews and music intros. He can even record the weather forecast including the sponsor information. He is a great addition to our station.
We best keep an open mind to the people walking through our doors. There is great talent out there.