About Steve Hunsicker

Steve Hunsicker is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who served in the Kingdom of Tonga. As a volunteer, it was Steve's job to work with small business owners to either start or improve their business.

Before joining the Peace Corps, Steve spent 23 years in Television News, including 15 years with Freedom Communications. While working for Freedom, Steve ran the news departments of WTVC in Chattanooga, Tennessee and WPEC in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Steve began his TV career in Tallahassee, Florida and has also run TV News Departments in Gainesville, Florida, Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Steve worked his way through West Virginia University by working at radio stations in Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Political Science.

Steve started his broadcasting career at age 15, when he took a Greyhound bus from his hometown of Lexington, Virginia to Washington, DC to take the exam to get a license to work at a radio station. His first radio appearance was on WLUR, which at the time was a 10 watt station licensed to Washington and Lee University where he volunteered to host a show about his high school.

During his senior year in high school he got a job working at WREL, the only commercial radio station in Lexington where he was a disc jockey and also read some news.

Until he joined the Peace Corps, Steve had only ever had one job that wasn't in broadcasting. Before joining WREL he worked after high school at Lexington Hardware Store.

During his career, Steve has covered three national political conventions, an inaguration, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Pope and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He's weathered many hurricanes and watched many Space Shuttle launches.

Steve likes to travel and has visited 43 US States and 36 Foreign Countries.

Steve currently works for the Peace Corps helping recruit volunteers who want to serve overseas.

1 comments:

  1. Hi Steve,

    My name is Ray Blakney and I am an RPCV from Mexico (2006-2008). I love the photos here on your site! I am working on a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the main office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost.  I have created a sub-section on the website my wife and I run Live Lingua with all the information I have been able to get to date (from over the web and sent to me directly by PC staff and PCV's).  I currently have close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios, and even some videos. 
     
    The next step for this project is that I am trying to get the word out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV's or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site they can send it to me and I can get it up for everybody to use.  I was hoping that you could help getting the word out by putting a link on this on your site
    I am working to raise awareness of the resource. There should be something there for almost everybody.  It is all 100% free to use and share.  Here is the specific page to what we call the Live Lingua Project:

    http://www.livelingua.com/project/

    Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success.   And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, please don't hesitate to pass them my email.  Thanks and have a great day.

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