Ben Gish, January 28, 2016

Title

Ben Gish, January 28, 2016

Subject

Whitesburg (Ky.)
Coal mines and mining
Coal miners
Newspapers--Kentucky.
Letcher County (Ky.)
Music
Journalism
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Ky.)
Appalshop, Inc.
Radio
Radio programs
Mountaintop removal mining

Description

Gish begins the interview with anecdotes on his childhood including going into coal mines with his grandfather and working at his parents' newspaper "The Mountain Eagle." He talks about the newspaper's office being burned down when he was going off to college, and the beginning of his career in journalism. He explains his informal connections with Appalshop as a kid, and his working relationship with the organization as an adult hosting a radio show on their WMMT radio station. He finishes the interview by discussing the legacy of openness and cultural diversity Appalshop has created in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Format

video

Identifier

2016oh032_appal026

Interviewer

Jeffrey A. Keith
Rayna Gellert

Interviewee

Ben Gish

Interview Keyword

Kids
Respect
Rock music
WMMT radio station
Bill Richardson
Offices
Parents
Working
Jobs

Files

2016oh032_appal026_gish_img.jpg


Citation

“Ben Gish, January 28, 2016,” Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, accessed June 18, 2024, https://nunncenter.net/legaciesofappalshop/items/show/25.