Focus On The Community is a community affairs program hosted by Dave Crooks.

If you have a community topic that would appeal to WAMB listeners and would like to be considered for an interview, call (812) 420-2518.

Below are some of our past shows.

Focus On The Community Podcasts

Focus on the Community: Mark Spelbring for State Rep.

Dave Crooks interviews Mark Spelbring, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in District 42....
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Focus on the Community: Andrew Horning

Andrew Horning, Libertarian Candidate for US Rep in IN 8th District is Dave Crooks’ special guest....
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Focus on the Community: College Savings Month

September is National College Savings Month. On this weekends Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews Marissa Rowe, the Executive Director of Indiana’s CollegeChoice...
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Focus on the Community: Ray McCormick

On this episode of DLC Media’s Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews Ray McCormick of Vincennes. Ray is the Democratic nominee for United...
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Focus on the Community: 2022 Route 40 Fest

Josh Alsip, President of Brazil Main Street Association discuss the upcoming 40 Fest in Downtown Brazil scheduled for September 17th from 11am-7pm....
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Focus on the Community: See You in Terre Haute Plan

Josh Alsip, Director of Community Engagement for Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce discusses The See You in Terre Haute Plan with Dave Crooks on...
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Focus on the Community: Inside Out Recovery

Dave Crooks interviews Michael Hadley, Project Coordinator for Inside Out Recovery in Brazil. Learn about a special event coming to Forest Park on August...
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Focus on the Community: Jeff Fritz, Superintendent of Clay Community Schools

Local public schools are beginning a new school year. What should parents know and how can we stay connected while keeping our students safe?...
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Focus on the Community: Van Buren Township Vol. Fire Dept.

Most Volunteer Fire Departments are struggling to find Firemen. Tune in Focus on the Community this weekend and hear from Van Buren Township Chief,...
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Focus on the Community: ISU Athletics

This weeks “Focus on the Community” guest is Indiana State’s Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales. Great conversation about all things ISU Athletics you won’t...
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Focus on the Community: ISP Sgt. Ames discusses Interstate 70 Accidents

Why are their so many traffic accidents on Interstate 70 between Terre Haute and Indianapolis? Coming up this weekend on DLC Media’s Focus on...
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Focus on the Community: Economist Morton Marcus

Have you been wondering what is really going on with our US and World Economy? Hear from Economist Morton Marcus on this weekends Focus...
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Focus on the Community: Obesity Epidemic in America

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Children and 1 in 3 adults struggle with Obesity. Coming up this weekend on Focus on the...
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Focus on the Community: The Mill in Terre Haute

Dave Crooks interviews Tim and Kelly Drake this week on Focus on the Community. They own and operate The Mill in Terre Haute. Learn...
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Focus on the Community: Proposal to change gun laws

Program host Dave Crooks discusses President Biden’s proposals to change gun laws with Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns in Terre Haute and his...
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Focus on the Community: The voice of the Indy 500

Mark Jaynes the Voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network talks with Dave Crooks about this Sundays race. They will discuss improvements at...
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Focus on the Community: Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Month. Dave Crooks interviews Melvin Burks, CEO of Hamilton Center and Meghan Creech, Chief of Utility Service at Hamilton...
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Focus on the Community: Indiana Food & Fuel Association

Why are gas and diesel prices at record highs? This weekend on Focus on the Community, we get an insider’s perspective on pricing, supply,...
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Focus on the Community: 2022 Primary Elections

This weekend on Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks of DLC Media News and Jon Swaner of WTHI-TV discuss the competitive races in Tuesdays...
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Focus on the Community: Vote No Vigo County

This weekend on DLC Media’s Focus on the Community, an opposing interview on the Vigo County School Corporation School Referendum. Steve Ellis, Chair of...
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Focus on the Community: Vote Yes Vigo County

This week, Dave Crooks speaks with Dr. Rob Haworth, Vigo County School Corporation Superintendent, and Lori Danielson the Chair of the Vote YES PAC....
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Focus on the Community: Indianapolis Zoo

Dave Crooks interviews Carla Knapp, the Public Relations Specialist at the Indianapolis Zoo. Learn more about the Zoo and the many unique features going...
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Focus on the Community: Chief Communications Officer for America First Policy In...

Kevin Rader guest hosts this weeks Focus on the Community. Rader spoke with Marc Lotter, former director of strategic communications for the Trump Campaign...
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Focus on the Community: Evan Bayh

Kevin Rader is our guest host this week and interviews former Indiana Senator, Governor and Secretary of State, Evan Bayh...
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Focus on the Community: 2022 Brazil Rotary 4th of July Celebration

Dave Crooks interviews Andrew Bowman, President of the Brazil Rotary Club. They discuss details of upcoming 4th of July Celebration and how you can...
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Focus on the Community: Clay County YMCA

Dave Crooks interviews Nicole Fry, Executive Director of the Brazil branch of the Wabash Valley YMCA. She will update the community on the many...
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Focus on the Community: Logging in the Owen-Putnam State Forest

Dave Crooks interviews 3 guests concerned about logging in the Owen-Putnam State Forest. Jeff Stant represents Indiana Forest Alliance. Jeff and Lora Kemp represent...
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Focus on the Community: Parke and Vermillion County CASA

Dave Crooks interviews Katlyn Wells and Dawn Creech of Parke and Vermillion County Court Appointed Special Advocate. (CASA). Learn more about CASA including details...
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Focus on the Community: Local Jail Expansion

Dave Crooks interviews Clay County Sheriff Paul Harden and Chief Deputy Josh Clarke. The program will focus on the proposed expansion of the local...
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Focus on the Community: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz

Dave Crooks interviews Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. Abdul is the creator of IndyPolitics.org and a WIBC Statehouse Reporter. This wide-ranging interview will give listeners an update...
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Focus on the Community: Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham

Dave Crooks interviews Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham. This wide-ranging interview will give listeners an update on the many changes and improvements to the city...
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Focus on the Community: Politics in the Hoosier State

This episode of Focus on the Community, it’s all about politics in the Hoosier State. Kevin Rader, former Statehouse Bureau Reporter for WTHR-TV and...
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Focus on the Community: Dr. Robert Haworth

This episode of Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews Vigo County School Superintendent, Dr. Robert Haworth. They discuss several issues facing the district....
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Focus on the Community: State Rep. Tonya Pfaff

This weekend on Focus on the Community, Dave Crooks interviews State Representative Tonya Pfaff, Democrat of Terre Haute. They will discuss the latest legislative...
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Focus on the Community: Senator Jon Ford

Dave Crooks interviews State Senator Jon Ford of Terre Haute to discuss more about the upcoming session of the Indiana General Assembly....
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Focus on the Community: Clay County Commissioners

Clay County, Indiana Commissioners Paul Sanders and Marty Heffner discuss a proposal to expand the current Clay County Jail....
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Focus on the Community: Commissioner Kerns

Vigo County Commissioner Brendan Kerns discusses topics including duties as Commissioner, the latest on the new and old Vigo County Jail, public access to...
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Focus on the Community: PCI

After the recent arrest of a local alleged teacher child predator, Dave Crooks talks with “Eric” of the Social Media organization PCI (Child Predator...
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Focus on the Community: Terre Haute Casino Update

WTHI-TV morning anchor Jon Swaner joins Dave Crooks. They re-cap the Indiana Gaming Commission meeting which awarded Churchill Downs the Terre Haute Casino license....
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Veterans Day Ceremony at Clay County Courthouse

Full Audio Version of the Veterans Day Ceremony at Clay County Courthouse...
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