“Irish Mossing on the Irish Riviera: Scituate – A History… A Legacy”

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In this 5-part audio feature series, WATD’s Dave Skill tells Scituate’s history and legacy of harvesting Irish moss, a seaweed with a thickening agent that is used in ice cream, beer, toothpaste, industrial products, medicine and more.

The 5-part series will air Monday-Friday, June 27 to July 1, 2016 at 5:26 a.m, 9:11 a.m. and during the midday news report at noon on 95.9-FM WATD.

Audio Archive to be Posted Below Each Day They Air:

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Photos Courtesy Scituate Historical Society

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Click Here to view more Irish mossing images on the Scituate Historical Society’s Website

About the Author

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time... Click here to read more about Dave