What Are The Sounds That Make Your Idaho City Home?

Jul 24, 2014

Floaters drift down the Boise River on a July day.
Credit Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

On a hot summer day, the sounds that echo through Boise State Public Radio's windows along the Boise River are the shrieks and squeals of floaters drifting downstream.

A mini-rapid is right in front of the newsroom, and it's at that spot where floaters tend to get a healthy dose of cold river water. Their giggles, shock-induced screams, and mild expletives mixed with the constant churn of fast-moving water, are a lovely reminder of summer in Boise. It's a sound that likely defines Boise.

We want to know what sounds define where you live or work. What are the sounds that make your neighborhood or your favorite hang-out spot unique? Is it the sound of kids playing at a nearby park? Is it a street performer on the corner at Farmer's Market? Is it the chatter at a local coffee shop? Maybe it's the sound of a baseball making contact with a wooden bat.

We're on the lookout for the voices, sounds, and stories of our region for a series of on-air promotions highlighting southern and central Idaho.

Send us your ideas!

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