A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Allen Strike for his success
in the field of radio broadcasting.
, read first time and referred to Committee on
I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:
A SENATE RESOLUTION recognizing Allen Strike for over 40
years of success in the field of radio broadcasting.
Whereas, In 2009, Allen Strike ended a career in radio broadcasting for WTRC in Elkhart, Indiana, that spanned over four decades;
Whereas, Strike began working for WTRC in 1966 as a
host of the noon-time talk show "Sound Off". "Sound Off"
served as a forum for listeners to discuss current events and
issues as national as the Gulf War, and as local as burning
trash. "Sound Off" covered a variety of topics during its run
that lasted nearly 30 years;
Whereas, Strike also hosted the popular show "Swap
Shop" which aimed to match listeners in search of items with
listeners who are selling items. With the success of "Swap
Shop" and "Sound Off", Strike became a part of the identity
of the city;
Whereas, Strike's hard work was acknowledged when he became program director at WTRC. He served in that capacity for many years;
Whereas, Strike's work in the Elkhart community also
includes: the Fourth of July fireworks festival; Jazz Festival;
Concerts in the Park; Winterfest; and Crop Walk, a walk to
fight hunger. Additionally, he served as master of
ceremonies at the roast of Paul Thomas, "The Mayor of Main
Whereas, In 2008, when the city of Elkhart celebrated its
150th year as a city, Strike served as emcee for the three-day
sesquicentennial celebration; and
Whereas, Many members of the Elkhart community can recognize Allen Strike's voice as if he were a part of their own family. Strike's work in broadcasting has been a tremendous asset for the Elkhart community: Therefore,
SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate congratulates Allen Strike for
his career in radio broadcasting and wishes him well as he enters into
SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Allen Strike.