Point Richmond call-in radio show lifts spirits during pandemic

Point Richmond call-in radio show lifts spirits during pandemic
Point Richmond

By Kathy Chouteau

A new daily call-in internet radio show/podcast out of Point Richmond is providing critical info while lifting people’s spirits during the shelter-at-home order.

Point Connect, launched day two of the shelter-at-home order by a Point Richmond CERT member, touts itself as the neighborhood’s only call-in radio show “for neighbors by neighbors.”

According to Point Richmond CERT member Edie Sellers, “It’s one neighbor (me) who’s out of work during COVID and keeping herself busy and the neighborhood connected.”

The show, which is live every day at 5 p.m., focuses on delivering daily neighborhood news, info and weather to the Point Richmond community “so our neighbors can stay safe inside during the California stay-home order,” per its page on podcast platform Spreaker. Per Sellers in a communication, Point Connect will continue “until we get let out of house detention.”

Sellers also called the show a way for neighbors to stay in touch with each other and to provide updates on local businesses, restaurants, requests and offers, shopping condition and County news about COVID-19. It’s “also to keep everyone’s spirits up during the shelter in place,” stated Sellers. 

To listen to Point Connect’s current show at 5 p.m. daily or past shows on Spreaker, click here. The show’s call-in line is 510-730-3088.

Point Connect is organized by Sellers who is a member of Point Richmond CERT—a neighborhood team that provides emergency assistance and acts as the initial responder for its neighborhood in an emergency. Learn more about Point Richmond CERT here.