This Saturday Morning I'll be moderating our first ever 1023 WSUS Freeholder Candidates Town Hall Meeting. My career spans back to the days when every local radio station had a News Department. Back then I actually worked as a News Director for several radio stations: Seton Hall University's WSOU, WTBQ in Warwick, New York and WRNJ in Hackettstown. In 1986 when I came to work for WSUS as mid day host all of that changed. Although over the years I have been sent out to cover a news story now and then.
I think it's wonderful that 1023 WSUS is getting more involved in local issues. We have always been involved and cared about the local community. This town hall meeting takes us to another level. Which is why I went to the New Jersey Herald's Freeholder Candidate Debate Tuesday Night. I wanted to know as much as possible about the issues facing Sussex County now and in the years ahead.
Our format Saturday Morning will be different from the Herald's. Our studio audience will have the first chance to ask the candidates questions. If you have a question for the candidates please arrive at our studios in Franklin by 9:30 Saturday Morning. You'll be able to give us your name and the question you want answered. Then during the live radio town hall we will give you the chance to ask your question. We hope there will be many questions and we will get to as many as we can between 10 and 11.
Of course, we do have a back plan in case our studio audience is shy and would rather watch than participate. The back up plan is me asking the questions. So if you are one of the candidates or planning to be in the audience. This is your "final exam" review. Here goes:
1) After having a growing population for decades Sussex County's population is declining. As a freeholder how would you turn that around?
2) If elected what would be your top priority?
3) What do you think is the best way to attract good paying jobs to Sussex County?
4) What ideas do you have to save taxpayers money in next year's budget?
5) Under the present circumstances are you optimistic about more funding for S.C.C.C?
I will have more questions if needed. I hope to see you Saturday.
Photo by Steve Andrews