The Destination Salem Radio Show airs on North Shore 104.9 every Saturday at 9:30 AM. Join executive director Kate Fox for this weekly conversation about the people, places, activities, stories, and history that make Salem a unique place to visit and a great place to live. If you can’t listen to it live, you can listen to the podcast anytime!
Episode 26: November 27, 2021
Guests Rinus Oosthoek, Director, and Jeff Swartz, Assistant Director, of The Salem Chamber of Commerce and Karen Scalia, founder and owner of Salem Food Tours, join Kate to talk about the new cookbook, Salem’s Cookin’, published by the Salem Chamber of Commerce.
Episode 25: November 20, 2021
Nate Townsden, store manager of Pamplemousse in Salem, comes on the show to share holiday shopping ideas. If you are looking for wine, housewares, gifts, cheese, or British specialty items, be sure to check out Pamlemousse!
Episode 24: November 13, 2021
Salem State University History Professor, Dr. Donna Seger, comes on the show to talk about her favorite chapters of Salem’s history, teaching a freshman seminar about the Salem Witch Trials, and her blog, Streets of Salem.
Episode 23: November 6, 2021
Phyllis LeBlanc, CEO of Harbor Sweets, comes on the show to talk about Sweet Sloops, Dark Horse chocolates, Cocoa Santé, holiday shopping and the history of Harbor Sweets in Salem.
Episode 22: October 30, 2021
Kylie Sullivan, executive director of Salem Main Streets and John Andrews, owner of the Creative Collective join Kate to talk about Halloween and Salem Haunted Happenings, including an update on the October information booths that are managed by Salem Main Streets and staffed by Salem resident volunteer ambassadors.
Episode 19: October 9, 2021
Karen Gahagan, Director of The Salem State Center for the Arts is on to discuss fall programming at the Salem State Center for the Arts, which include World Music and theatre.
Episode 18: October 2, 2021
Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll joins Kate for a discussion about how the City of Salem is preparing for Salem Haunted Happenings in 2021.
Episode 16: September 18, 2021
Claire Kallelis, General Manager of The Hawthorne Hotel, joins Kate to discuss what’s happening at the Hawthorne Hotel, and how the hotel is recovering from the impacts of the pandemic.
Episode 15: September 11, 2021
Diane Stern and Susanna Baird, from The Salem Literary Festival discuss highlights from the 2021 Salem Lit Fest.
Episode 14: September 4, 2021
Guests: Patti Kelleher, Preservation Planner for The City of Salem, Susan Baker, Collections Manger of The House of the Seven Gables, and Barbara Warren, the Director of the Salem Sound Coast Watch, talk about the Keep History Above Water: Salem conference.
Episode 13: August 28, 2021
Jim Bostick, Executive Director and Heather Steward, President, of the Salem Arts Association.
Episode 10: August 7, 2021
Stacia Cooper, Assistant Director, and Brittany DiCologero, Communications Manager at Destination Salem share insight and operations from the Salem Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
Episode 9: July 31, 2021
Jim and Kathi Turner, owners of Turner’s Seafood discuss being a Gloucester fishing family that operates three restaurants, including the one in Salem’s historic Lyceum Hall. There may be a ghost story here, as well!
Episode 8: July 24, 2021
Kara McLaughlin, Executive Director, and Julie Arrison-Bishop, Director of Community Engagement at The House of the Seven Gables discuss current and upcoming programs at The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association.
Episode 5: July 3, 2021
Peabody Essex Museum curators and heavy-hitters, Jane Winchell, The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director of the Art & Nature Center, Dan Finamore, Associate Director – Exhibitions, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, and Siddhartha Shah, Director of Education and Civic Engagement and Curator of South Asian Art, come on the show to discuss what’s happening at PEM in 2021.
Episode 3: June 19, 2021
Doreen Wade, executive director of Salem United, joins the show to talk about the history of Negro Election Day, which has been known as “Black Picnic,” in Salem, and the exhibit on the topic that she created for display at Hamilton Hall.
Christmas in Salem history home tour weekend
Guest: Simeen Brown, Historic Salem, Inc.
December 4, 2021
Holiday Shopping: Hive & Forge Collective
Guests: Rachel Chandler and Jennifer Cerretti, co-founders, Hive & Forge
December 11, 2021
The Destination Salem Radio Show is part of Salem’s recovery marketing efforts, which have been funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that is administered by the City of Salem.
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