'Check Me Out' podcast premieres second season

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
The second season of "Check Me Out" has premiered.

"Check Me Out: A Podcast for Book Lovers" launched its second season on Aug. 20. 

The series — a collaboration between Amarillo College's FM90 and Panhandle PBS — explores the power of books and the joy of reading through roundtable discussions about a variety of genres and themes.

"Check Me Out: A Podcast for Book Lovers" is available on iTunes, Soundcloud and other podcast apps and podcatchers. 

"Check Me Out" features book excerpts and conversations with Texas Panhandle authors, teachers and librarians. Topics featured in Season 2 will include true crime, poetry, children's mysteries, comic books, rock biographies, romance novels, fantasy and tips on how to successfully run a book club. 

In addition, segments called "Off the Page" feature author spotlights from Shanna Hogan, a New York Times bestselling true crime writer, and Donivan Blair, bassist for the rock band, The Toadies.

The podcast was launched in 2018 as a local engagement effort around the national PBS initiative, The Great American Read.  That series centered around a quest to find "America's Best-Loved Book" and included online voting and a series of on-air specials hosted by Meredith Vieira.

FM90 is a student-operated, 100,000 watt radio station on the campus of Amarillo College.  An alternative station, FM90 also airs specialty programming such as jazz, blues, country, Tejano, and R&B. 

Panhandle PBS is the public television station for the Texas Panhandle, providing both national and local programing in a variety of formats — on-air, on-line, and across social media platforms — as well as local outreach initiatives.

For information on "Check Me Out: A Podcast for Book Lovers," contact Amy Presley, FM90 Program Director, at 806-371-5287 or amy.presley@actx.edu.

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