ENCORE ARCHIVE PODCAST: Behind the bells at Westminster’s Carillon

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– The iconic Old Main tower at Westminster College is one of the dominant landmarks in the Borough of New Wilmington. It’s 160 feet tall. And it’s the home of the Westminster’s Duff-Armington Memorial Carillon, a musical a musical instrument featuring 74 individual bells and weighs nearly three.

In 2007, reporter Jeremiah Patterson took us up to the carillon with the founder of Westminster’s “Friends of the Carillon” founder Paul Musser. Musser and his wife Pegg, both members of the Class of 1945, were determined to keep the music playing. This encore podcast presentation comes from the WCN archives.

Jeremiah Patterson now teaches journalism at American University. He produced this story for an assignment as an undergraduate at Westminster in his broadcast writing course in 2007. It first broadcast that semester on Titan Radio.  

 

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