After a year of inactivity, The Melon is back on track with fresh articles, fresh writers mixed with some of the originals. Electric Elliot Trotter continues to be the force behind The Melon and Chris “The Wedge” Van Vechten has returned to write. Both were the original founders of The Melon and genius behind what we have today.
Jen Drake, a contributing author brought on by Elliot and Chris (and who later married the stated Van Vechten), took a hiatus from The Melon to focus on her career and is now back in force to be Editor-in-Chief and with her has come 25 (and growing) new writers, varying in interests, hobbies, location, and looks.
The Melon has been a voice for Tacoma and abroad in the past and will continue to be so in the future.
The Melon is a forum/community for individualized insights, discussion and enlightenment. Our goal is to empower, inform and inspire.
First planted in 2007 as a news and political talk radio show deemed The Melon on KUPS 90.1FM Tacoma, the seeds of melon have grown into an electro-rag of the same name. Since 2008, The Melon serves as the home of the Melonites who deliver daily news ripenings and various seedlings. For news, opinion, art, discussion and satire that’s good enough to eat, taste The Melon.
Our writers will share their insightful views, and we will continue to be ready, ripe, and juicy as ever.