A little change brings more focus to conversations on the community

A little more than a year-and-a-half ago, Link 2 Lee’s Summit dove into the world of podcasting with Lee’s Summit Town Hall.

Hosted by publisher Nick Parker and fellow Lee’s Summit resident Jason Norbury, Town Hall has become a place to encourage and celebrate community involvement by discussing local issues, city government and highlighting community service in the place we all call home.

Six months later, a second show, Community Voices, was launched. The second show focusing on personality profiles featuring the many individuals who make Lee’s Summit the vibrant community it is.

“Both of these hyper-local projects have been more successful than I could have hoped,” Parker said. “Each are now reaching around 7,000 listeners each episode. Town Hall actually reached more than 10,000 each week during the last local election season.

“While the growth in listenership has happened faster and more successfully than I hoped, I’m always looking for ways to do a better job of providing people with timely and important conversations on topics important to our community.”

It is with this intent, that Link 2 Lee’s Summit will be moving the Community Voices show under the Town Hall brand. Additionally, in an effort to delve thoroughly into local issues, much of Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s original content — both in the blog and on the Town Hall podcasts — will center on monthly focus topics.

For example, during the month of November, Link 2 Lee’s Summit will be focusing on the entrepreneurial community, the role it plays in Lee’s Summit’s growth, and how both the City and local businesses are fostering growth in this sector. In the coming months, we’ll also be talking about the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, commercial, residential and business development in Lee’s Summit, the role of cultural arts and more.

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“Having one brand will make it easier for listeners to subscribe and follow the conversations of our community,” Parker said. “By the end of the year, Town Hall will post new shows three times per week. Soon, on Mondays, we’ll offer a short look at pertinent community news and upcoming events; On Wednesdays Jason and I will continue to delve into local issues and on Fridays, I’ll offer up conversations with as many interesting local personalities as I can.”

Link 2 Lee’s Summit is a digital source for news and conversations concerning the Lee’s Summit community. All content — Telling local stories. Promoting local business. Supporting our community.

Members of the community are invited to not only follow along, but also join in on these conversations through the web site, Facebook, or Twitter.

Subscribe to the Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app.

Are you a fan of high school sports

In collaboration with several regional sports writers, Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s parent company, Fredrick Reed, has created a new podcast, Varsity Kansas City. The Varsity Kansas City podcast focuses on prep sports throughout the suburban Kansas City, Missouri area, highlighting the thousands of student-athletes participating. Check out VarsityKC.com for more information, or subscribe to Varsity Kansas City through your podcast app.

Subscribe to Varsity Kansas City at Apple Podcasts, Google Play or your favorite podcast app.