Charles D. Berry (Chuck)
Volunteer Board Operator/Announcer,
member of WDPR Board of Trustees
Single, although I have family scattered throughout the
country (from Boston to San Francisco), which comes in handy when
I’m looking for vacation destinations and more importantly free
places to stay.
Cycling, walking, reading, computers, Public/Community
Radio station participation.
Radio, Traveling, Weather
MY FAVORITE BOOK
1776 by David McCullough. Reading
this book gave me newfound insight on just how hard Americans fought
for our country’s independence from England. Declaring our
independence was easy. Fighting for it was the really hard part.
MY FAVORITE MOVIE
Mr. Holland’s Opus. This
movie came out in 1995 (around the time I was beginning my volunteer
announcing duties at Dayton Public Radio). I was just glad to see
a movie that showed how classical music can be introduced and connected
to young people.
MY FAVORITE COMPOSER / MUSIC
Richard Wagner. Since I come from
a top 40/rock and roll listening experience, I like the fast pace
of Wagner’s music, especially The Ride of the Valkyries. I
also appreciate Aaron Copland’s Rodeo because of its Western themes
and John Playford’s early Renaissance music style because of its
use of folk music (which I also enjoy).
Radio and being involved in Dayton’s philanthropic
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT DAYTON
Having a 24 hr all classical music radio
station, our vibrant arts community, the numerous bike trails,
easy to get around, a sense of community with deep family roots,
Great philanthropic tradition, Dayton Dragons, UD Flyers, our rivers,
mild climate with the change of seasons.
Our educational institutions
(UD, Wright State, Sinclair Community College, etc.). Home of the
Wright Brothers, plus other great innovators such as William Patterson
(who started NCR), Charles F. Kettering, (who invented the electric
starter plus many other inventions) Clark Haines (the father of
Dayton Public Radio), and of course Loren M. Berry who founded
L. M. Berry and Company (The Berry Company), which will be celebrating
its 100 Anniversary in 2010.