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A Day in the Life #2.1

Posted by John Coate
John Coate
I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Friday, 01 November 2013 in Station Business

5 PM: Got up to Bald Hill and discovered that the power had been out up there for hours.  Comcast and AT&T have backup generators up there, but we do not in our little building owned by Fisher Wireless. By the time I got back to Fort Bragg it had been fixed.  I saw some electrical trucks heading the other direction, so maybe they found the problem.

BTW, when our 88.1 goes out what you hear is the newly upgraded KMUD 88.1 signal from Eureka.  It is very strong.  Sometimes it bleeds over our 88.1 signal at certain times at certain spots on the coast.  It is legal for them because they are a transmitter and we are a translator, which has a lower priority.  Speaking of KMUD, they have done a lot of signal upgrades that make them much stronger in northern Humboldt.

7 PM: Roberta's "Maps and Legends" tribute to Lou Reed was thwarted by the dumbest of problems:  someone, we don't know who yet, seemingly "borrowed" the cables from the unit that Roberta needed to hook her laptop (that contains all her planned music) up to for broadcast.  So she is playing selections from what she can gather up via the studio computer and other sources.  She is admirably upbeat.  But really, don't take cables from the installed gear, whoever you are.

Mary filled in by playing cuts from the new Nicky Bluhm CD.  Nice music - we want to try to get her band up here next spring.

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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can contact me directy at gm@kzyx.org See my website cervisa.com for more about me and where I have been.

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