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Sylvia Docking
Classical Music Host

Sylvia Docking

I came into this world almost 60 years ago in Cleveland at University Hospital's Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (back then it was Lakeside Hospital-MacDonald House). I came home from the hospital to the house that I still call home ... the one that my grandma built in the 1940s to escape slum landlords. It was somewhat rural back then - with woods and chickens on the street and even a goat and a cow. Now, sadly, it's a park - an "INDUSTRIAL" park. Needless to say, I miss that aspect of those days gone by. Today, as I wait to take delivery of a wonderful "Rocker" in recognition of my 20 years at WKSU, I realize that I have been working, in some way or another, for 50 years. It started with caring for the ill and aging to tutoring elementary students in the Cleveland Public School System. It then went to processing parking tickets as part of student employment at University Circle Inc., and then to several positions with the Veterans Administration (VARO) in Cleveland. However, more than thirty of my working years have been in radio. As previously mentioned, 20 have been here at WKSU, but I began at a Christian station, WCRF, in Brecksville - a Moody Bible Institute affiliate. I then moved on to the Institute's flagship station, WMBI, in Chicago. Back then, I sort of walked in off the street. The only thing I knew about radio was that most homes had them and they were optional in cars (I would say that I'm dating myself ... but it's already an established fact that I'm old). Needless to say ... technology has changed quite a bit through these years but one thing has not - my love for radio. I've both heard and experienced firsthand how Christian radio ministers to folk ... especially to those who are sick and shut in. And I also know the joy that classical music, in no small way, can generate in a heart. My entire radio career has been at non-profit organizations, so I'm extremely thankful to those who listen, and to those who support them. Also let it be known that mere words will never fully express my gratitude for the small part that I've been privileged to play in bringing a smile and/or encouragement - through music and other programming - to those who listen. Please accept my sincere thanks!

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