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Posted on: April 27, 2023



The City of Opelika launched a new podcast, That Tracks, today, April 27, 2023. That Tracks is a City of Opelika podcast that was started to bring a behind the scenes look into different sectors of the city. Listeners will hear from department heads, employees, and citizens about what is going on in Opelika.

“We are thrilled to share this new means of communications with our citizens. We have a number of ways we reach people where they are. Podcasts are extremely popular right now. Everyone has a cell phone, so the podcast is one more way to disemminate information,” said Leigh Krehling, Community Relations Officer for the City of Opelika.

That Tracks is convenient, builds a personal relationship between citizens and our employees, and is engaging. The podcast can be found on Spotify, Apple podcast app, and Google play. It will also be housed on the city website and through the Podbean app. It is a great listen when jogging, driving, working or relaxing, and it requires no effort on the part of the listener.

In the first episode “Talking Trash”, hosts Leigh Krehling and Caitlin Allen, interview Mayor Gary Fuller, Director of Opelika Environmental Services Terry White, and Lead Swing Driver Beverly Eason. The conversation centers around litter, garbage, recycling and OES operations. 

Joey Motley added, “After discussing the idea of a podcast, Leigh and Caitlin jumped on the idea and took off running. They are planning to talk about topics like the new senior center, Opelika City Schools, court, city projects, home safety and more. We want to provide the best and most convenient channels of communications so that people will understand what our various departments do.”

You can click here to listen to the first episode!

If you have a podcast idea or questions, please email Leigh Krehling at [email protected]

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