About Legacy Recordings
When you book a Legacy Recording with MyLegacyRecording.com, you will receive a complete and professional audio history articulating your loved one’s story, history, and important life memories. The audio keepsake is a beautiful living diary of your family’s ancestry, allowing the interviewee to discuss meaningful life events and recount aspects of their life to share with their loved ones for generations to come. Each Legacy Recording is conducted by a career broadcast professional and serves as a unique reminder of your family’s history and origin. Our team will then edit the recording and deliver a seamless professional recording to the family to be treasured for years to come. Book NOW at our NEW location: 8101 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66201
The Story of Legacy Recordings
About 25 years ago, I gave my grandpa Norman an old hand-held tape recorder leftover from my journalism school days. “Tell me about the farm,” I said to him. “Tell me about the war and how you met grandma and stuff…” Over the course of a few weeks, he talked about life on the farm in small-town Kansas. He told stories about taking his pet horse into his one-room schoolhouse. He talked about hunting and trapping raccoons and he talked about the war. We lost him in 2001. And when I finally listened to that 26-minute cassette, I laughed and smiled and I cried. A couple of years ago, I started volunteering for a local hospice organization to record the oral histories of people nearing the end of their journey. I bought professional equipment. I got better at it. I recorded Scott’s mom for Christmas this year as a surprise for his family for the holidays. I’ve learned so many things since I handed grandpa that small Dictaphone. But most importantly, I am reminded that we ALL have a story to tell.
Previous Customers and Past Recordings
“My grandma had such a nice time. She said you were so easy to talk with. I can’t thank you enough for this special memory we will have for our family.” – Brandi, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
“Dana, I love you so much and such a fan! Sitting here crying. I was the first grandchild as she told you in the recording and spent many weekends at granny and Papa’s house growing up. It’s only been 2 years since we lost him and it still hurts and we wish we could’ve done this with him. Thank you so much. Thank you again and again. I will always be a fan of you guys!” – Zac, Arkansas
“THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I haven’t heard my grandma so animated in years! She has LOVED the process of speaking with you. Thank you, again, Dana. You are truly doing important, impactful, meaningful work. I appreciate you! – Megan, Overland Park
“I was so excited to hear the Legacy Recording of our grandmother. I shed tears of joy! I can’t thank Dana enough. This is amazing. I wanted to hear it first and it is beautiful. My grandma is one hell of a woman. She is the glue that binds our family together. Thanks so much for this!!! – Brandi, Topeka Kansas
An effortless process, Dana guided me to memories I thought I’d long put away. Through a series of questions and answers, I was able to tap into the joy and sadness of events that make our family history. I’m not sure which part of the afternoon I enjoyed more, remembering the highlights or hearing them in my own words. It’s uniquely our story, to be shared with the entire family. – Cathy, Leawood
Dana Wright is a lifelong Kansan who has dedicated her life to telling stories. As a career television journalist and talk radio host, she has conducted thousands of interviews from Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, to Barry Manilow, and Michelle Obama, to policymakers and newsmakers, authors, and hard-working Americans from every corner of life. Dana is half of the #1 afternoon talk radio program “Dana and Parks” on KMBZ-FM in Kansas City. She began her radio career in 2011 after a 17-year career as a television news anchor and investigative reporter. Throughout her broadcasting career, Dana has covered thousands of stories important to the community, winning numerous awards including 2 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, 3 Mid-America Regional Emmy awards, and a National Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. She is the most http://calendly.com/legacyrecordingskc/bookproud of her team’s National America’s Promise Alliance Award in Washington, D.C., which recognizes exemplary reporting across the country on issues surrounding children and families in the U.S. In 2020, Dana launched RadioDanaKC.com to promote ideas and dialogue among women, minorities, and anyone out there who feels like they’ve never had a voice. Her popular ‘legacy recordings’ have preserved the history of countless families who want their OWN stories secured for generations to come. Dana lives by the motto that “no one’s story is more important than your own.” She is married to veteran KMBC-9 TV news anchor Kris Ketz. Together they have seven children. Dana is a proud graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. In her spare time, she’s an avid golfer.
Q: What is the cost per Legacy Recording?
A: The cost for a Legacy Recording is a flat fee of $400 which includes drive time, interview, and full professional editing. Additional cost involved for any city more than 30 minutes outside of the general KC area.
Q: How long is each recording session?
A: Each Legacy recording comes with roughly 1 hour of recorded interview time. Recordings that feature a pair of interviewees (Husband and Wife) take a little longer than an hour. After editing, the final recordings come out to 35-45 minutes.
Q: Where do the legacy recordings take place?
A: Legacy recordings may be scheduled to take place at the interviewee’s home, a retirement facility, nursing home, or local library with all social distancing guidelines followed. Legacy Recordings can also be arranged remotely- via a landline. An additional $50.00 fee for travel time of 30 minutes outside the Kansas City area.
Q: What do we do if our loved one lives out of town?
A: Legacy recordings can be arranged via a landline phone connection. We utilize a recording app that guarantees quality recordings comparable to an in-person recording.
Q: How will my family receive the recording?
A: Interviews will be edited and uploaded into a secure Google Drive and shared through the client’s email. This link can be shared with family, friends of your choosing.
Q: Payment methods accepted?
A: We accept Venmo and Paypal forms of payment. On the Order Form, you will be required to state your username to either platform. You will receive a payment request following the completion of the Legacy Recording application.
Q: What can we do to ensure the BEST result for our family’s keepsake?
A: The microphones are VERY sensitive. I LOVE dogs, but please remove ALL pets from the room where the interview will take place. Please turn off all dishwashers, washers and dryers and television sets, cell phones, and fans. Wall clocks that ring and ding every 15 minutes should be removed if possible! Finally- please fill out the application *completely* so that we’re careful not to leave anyone out of your family story!
Q: How are you handling and following Covid-19 Protocols?
A: Our interviewers will follow all Covid-19 guidelines including social distancing, mask-wearing, and other safety precautions before and during the interview to ensure the safety of all parties involved in the recording. If a party prefers to do a remote interview, we will gladly record the interview via a landline.