Blackwelder to be on Martha Stewart radio

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 21, 2011

Guess who called Darrell Blackwelder, Rowan Cooperative Extension director?
Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart Living Radio, that is. A man named Michael King from the show called Blackwelder Friday afternoon and asked him to talk about raised gardening beds on the “Living Today” segment.
Blackwelder said, “You mean, now?”
No. Monday afternoon. They’ll call Blackwelder Monday afternoon about 3:30 and he will talk to host Mario Bosquez live on the air.
Blackwelder does a show for WSTP radio on Thursday mornings, so this won’t be a new experience.
“I asked him how they picked me, and he said they found the story online. They read the story from the Salisbury Post,” Blackwelder said.
The story was published in Friday’s Home & Garden section, where Blackwelder is a weekly contributor with information on all things horticultural.
Martha Stewart’s shows air on Sirius 112 and XM 157, starting at 7 a.m., with replays at night, up to 4 a.m.
“They were reading my article to me from online when I talked to them.”
He’s “sort of excited. … They told me I can get a free three-day subscription (to Sirius radio) so I can record it on my computer.
“They really liked the idea of the raised beds at the schools,” Blackwelder said.