Aniya Faulcon is The Spark Host/Producer for WITF. She has a passion for shining a light on unique people, experiences, and perspectives within the community.
Previously she worked as the People and Social Trends Reporter/Video Anchor for LancasterOnline | LNPNews. During her time there, she created video packages, provided Facebook Live coverage at community events, and wrote data-driven stories with census data and feature stories on local leaders, non-profit organizations, events, and people with unique talents and experiences within Lancaster County.
Aniya also worked at WMAR ABC 2 News as a Sales Assistant and at the AFRO American Newspapers as an Executive Assistant and Media correspondent. Aniya interned at WEAA Gospel Grace 88.9 and worked at her alma mater’s radio station, WWPJ at Point Park University, where she gained skills and a passion for radio.
Aniya grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the Baltimore School for the arts for high school with a concentration in acting. She continued to hone her skills and passion for storytelling and later graduated from Point Park University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting and Broadcast Reporting. Aniya is eager to continue her journey with storytelling in her role with WITF, as she aims to shed a light on real people and real stories within Pennsylvania in a variety of mediums.
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l-r: Chris Whalen, James Lipka, Kelly Buchanan, Christy Engle, Mollie Swartz, Scott Frenchek, Jeanette Stillman
Airdate: July 19, 2022
Many musicians have quit and returned to music after overcoming discouragement, financial hardships, and times of little opportunity; but not many can say they’ve returned after suffering from a traumatic injury that took them over a decade to recover from.
Kelly Buchanan, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for local band, Dimestore Dolls, injured her brain during a street hockey game, in her hometown, New York City.
The injury took place in 2008 right before Buchanan released an album.
More than ten years later, after she recovered, Buchanan retuned to music and formed the six-person local band, Dimestore Dolls.
On Tuesday’s Smart Talk we’ll talk with Buchanan and discuss how she returned to music after the injury and Dimestore Dolls’ new record “Wooly Mamas”.