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Senior Living Residents Host New Online Radio Station Called ‘Radio Recliner’

Birdman Ted Reissing of Somerby Peachtree City, Georgia is a DJ for RadioRecliner.com.
Birdman Ted Reissing of Somerby Peachtree City, Georgia is a DJ for RadioRecliner.com.
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Since the COVID-19 outbreak, a new online radio station for senior citizens called “Radio Recliner” has been created. Radio hosts literally record shows from the comfort of a recliner in senior living homes around the nation.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Mitch Bennett, chief content officer of Luckie, an Atlanta marketing agency. The agency created this concept in collaboration with their client, Bridge Senior Living, as a helpful way for residents to remain entertained and connected while sheltering-in-place.

“There’s something about music that really brings back vivid memories and you can tell listening to this that the stories really come back,” said Bennett.

The senior DJs reminisce about songs from their generation, share stories, and even take requests or dedications. For family members or loved ones of the senior citizens, it has allowed them to feel connected while social distancing.

The shows air from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and are in rotation 24/7. The station currently has 20 residential DJs. Listeners can request a song or sign up to be a resident DJ at this number:  855-863-0050

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