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GrannyGoesAlong
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

Have any of the current or newly nominated board persons had the opportunity to spread the word of geocaching via news articles?
 
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CacheNoTrace
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

I haven't via news articles but whenever I do awareness sessions or LNT Trainer sessions, I have been incorperating geocaching. One of the hand tags for Leave No Trace I hand out is specifically designed for geocaching. Plus, since my plates on my car is "CACHE", I often have to answer questions on what that means which always ends up talking about geocaching.

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lone_gunman
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:00 am Reply with quote Back to top

Not a news article, but I did get my 15 seconds on TV. I think it was a Washington County Home and Garden expo.

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AuntieNae
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Fun question .. Geocaching specifically ..


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee area newspaper, did a story when I first started geocaching that featured myself and the ecorangers.

Greenfield Observer, our local community paper, sent a reporter who participated in our All A Glow Night Geocaching event, that she then wrote a story about.

Fox 6 news Milwaukee, prior to Vince Condella, I did a story with Ted Perry where he met me at Konkel Park and we went and found 2 geocaches with me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Back in March of 2006, WKOW TV wanted to do a news piece on Geocaching and I spent three hours taping about a 5 minute story with their news team. I picked out three caches to find (none of which I had found previously and could just see myself getting a DNF on TV) and we went out and taped the adventure. Interestingly, Marble Guy and June Bug who are now 2Crazies MSN, saw it and thought it was a neat game and got started by seeing that news cast. Ironically, several years later, they made the front page of the Wisconsin State Journal in an article about Geocaching.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Not as of yet, but I would be very interested in doing so. I am surprised that "Outdoor Wisconsin" hasn't had more articles on geocaching.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was reminded at the event yesterday that I was also part of the group of geocachers that PBS Channel 10 followed around for a day attending an event in Green Bay years ago. We were filmed pursing the caches and then each interviewed. My favorite memory of that day was TamCo searching a dumpster .. and we asked the camera crew to please not film that.

I also did a radio interview in Illinois for a group of college students about 2 years ago. Panther in the Den invited me to join them that day. The students geocached with us and recorded us as we went along, asking us a series of questions. The story aired on their local radio station as part of a class project.

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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Have not had my 15 minutes of fame yet, no TV spots for me or any articles in the paper

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TJSAAVEDRA
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was called by a Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Reporter, she said that a fellow cacher pis4piglet - Tammy Koch had given her my number and she had asked me all kinds of questions. The article appeared in the November 3, 2012 Daily Tribune under the title "Geocaching offers high-tech fun" by Deb Cleworth. She used mostley what Tammy had to say about caching. Of all the information that I provided her with she had only focused on what I had to say about how I started, about me getting a GPSr for Christmas, and about how I like to go after FTFs and about canoing the river in Ferurary for a FTF. I had shared so much more. But I can't control what they print.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

No media quotes or sightings from me yet. I must be like Bigfoot or a Ninja- hard to capture footage of my existence.

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