Vroom vroom

After returning from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters conference, I’m energized. In rooms full of people who are committed to community broadcasting, we had all “found our people.” And the sharing of ideas commenced! I think some good collaborations will flow from the connections made. It was fun and I’m very happy to be…

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What is the NFCB?

MISSION: The NFCB provides services that advance public media organizations to best serve their communities.   KWMR has been a proud member for many years. The NFCB was formed in 1978 and is still going strong. In fact, bringing those of who provide community-based media together to share best practices, learn from one another and get to…

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Chipping Away…

Question: “Amanda, what percentage of your job would you say is fundraising?” Answer: “About 150%.” While KWMR has not grown over the past ten years – same offices, same staff hours, a few more programmers, we are trying hard to work smarter. Using technology more wisely and utilizing more than 4% of the available software…

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Let them eat cake!

Whether or not Queen Marie Antoinette ever uttered the phrase, “let them eat cake” is up for debate. I can assure you that there is no disputing the cake that was happily munched down at the KWMR Birthday Bash at Lagunitas Brewing Company yesterday. The top layer was a coffee infused chocolate delight, while the lower…

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Champions…again!

I have a hard time believing that not only do I coordinate a golf tournament (with LOTS of help) but that this is the 7th tournament that KWMR has hosted. The golf tournament was the brainchild of Muriel (Aggie) Murch and Dan Morse, hence the “DAGGIE.” I have to say, I love this event and…

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Pruning

When I first moved to West Marin (Ken was returning) in 2004 we took possession of the property in October. I’m not sure if a lot of trimming back had taken place the previous spring, but it was in “wild English garden” mode. A dear former coworker mentioned to me that she had an old…

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Procession, Cavalcade, March!

Western Weekend has come and gone. KWMR marched with our big Communications Van that we share with the West Marin Disaster Council (thank you Richard Dillman!) We invited folks from PG&E and the Marin County Department of Public Works to join us so we could, as a community, thank them for their speedy responses on…

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Skinny

I generally want to drop a few pounds. I eat well, get plenty of exercise and believe “everything in moderation,” including moderation. But I’m not too keen on the possible elimination of funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in the administration’s proposed “skinny budget.” In 2007 KWMR became a CPB recipient of the…

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