February 25, 2016
If you were listening to the Morning show this morning you heard a caller with some suggestions about the show. Her main concern was that there isn't enough local news during the show. Also saying that she didn't care about the Presidential race and what those involved are doing, saying she gets enough of that on the television. She also mentioned that my predesessor did much more local news. These concerns and the input of my listeners are greatly appreciated. This caller, whom did not identify herself, also said people would call and tell my predessor what was going on or drop off announcements and other information in the door box here at the station. The number is the same as it was before I got here, and we have not moved the radio station. Is it any fault of mine that no one still does this?
There are many more things involved with doing a radio show than one might think, it isn't easy. People don't realize that there is no staff here, I do it all by myself with little to no help. I, as you can see if you are reading this, do the best I can to learn how to do this and do it effectively. I update this website, I am learning the automated system that keeps programming playing while no one is here, I broadcast baseball and football for the Geneva Panthers, I sell all advertising, I write, record, edit and produce all of the commercials that play during my show, I am learning video editing software so we will be able to create video commercials for this website, and I have done this without a real paycheck since October. So, I have continued to do this show without pay for the people of Geneva.
Another listener came to my defense saying "everyone knows what to do with the bull, except the fella who has it by the tail". That statement was a mouthful. My listeners don't know what goes on behind the scenes. I have to keep all of these machines working, sometimes having absolutley no idea about said machine beforehand. So, what do I do? I have to teach myself how to keep these machines running. I download operating manuals for these machines and electronic devices that bring you, the listener, my show and what plays while I am not here at the station.
Currently, I have not been able to get around town due to our streaming not running at the moment. I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what is wrong and fix it so that my show and all others can stream over the internet.
Again, I appreciate any input or criticism from my listeners, but please understand that I was a carpenter for 16 years before I started this venture. I am doing the best that I can and am learning all that I can to make this show the best it can be. I am hard at work with this and still trying to keep my listeners happy.
Thank you for reading and God bless.