We try to stay up on media coverage related to Cecil County history and culture in order to share news about the creation of these materials with the blogosphere. An April 1st broadcast on the Baltimore Public Radio outlet, WYPR, slipped past us somehow but it came up this evening during the public hearing on the tax rate.
As a regular feature on WYPR’s midday with Dan Rodricks the show travels once a month to a Maryland county to highlight that location. For April the Rodricks show’s hour-long examination focused on Cecil. The Maryland county of the month segment included pieces on the marriage industry, a haunted historic landmark, tolls at Perryville, fireworks plants, and a few other subjects.
When the paranormal investigator, Rob, called in for his segment, Dan found the “haunting of this historic landmark” of particular interest. Rob reported that his group conducted an intensive study at the 18th century property, Elk Landing. Using sophisticated instruments to capture data, the investigation found a number of spirits in the centuries old property that he believes are members of the Hollingsworth family. The nonprofit organization that oversees the landmark is using the paranormal studies as a fundraiser and they are planning another one for the this Oct. it was reported.
After engaging talk about spirits, it was back to more practical things. The host was concerned with questions such as whether we lean more toward Baltimore, Philadelphia or the Eastern Shore. Kilby Ice Cream, Country and Western Music, and Fair Hill were other subjects.
Although we’re late in announcing this broadcast, it is still archived on the WYPR web site. Click here and scroll down to the April 1st stream and click on the Maryland County of the month link to listen to the radio show.