An excellent radio documentary called "LET THE BELLS RING" about the Seventh Hawkeye Valley Bell Project (September 25, 2005) was produced by award-winning radio journalist, Rich Eggers, for WIUM-FM (Western Illinois University). Along with the sounds of the bells, this 7 minute production presents compositional elements of the bell ringing and short interviews with Patrick Hazell and others attending and participating in the concert. Three audio formats are available to hear this: avi   mp4   mov   

In May, 2006, Let The Bells Ring won the regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Use of Sound in Small Market Radio . The region includes Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Let The Bells Ring also won first place in the Iowa AP contest for Technical Excellence.


To listen to an award-winning six minute report on the May 1, 2003 Hawkeye Valley Bell Project produced by Rich Eggers ( ) and broadcast on WIUM FM 91.3, Macomb, Illinois, please click on one of these choices: Real Player,    MP3,    Quicktime


PATRICK HAZELL being taped by WIUM-FM radio-journalist, RICH EGGERS, in the BLUE SHOP in Burlington, Iowa as he thanks bellringers for their participation in the May 1, 2003, Hawkeye Valley Bell Project.