Here’s the Haps
Tuesday July 28, 2023
From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt…
Here’s the Haps
It seems like even when things are pretty mellow, that there is a lot going on at KWMR. Now is no exception. We have a few weddings going on in our staff ranks this summer. One down, and one to go! And people are taking very much well deserved (and stored up) vacation time after that little pandemic we all went through. And the KWMR programming marches on. As a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week broadcaster, we are always “on.” Thankfully our automation gurus keep that well oiled machine running efficiently and on time.
Vroom vroom. Donate your car to KWMR! photo: Pexels
We want to thank the many people who have donated their vehicles to KWMR this year! It’s really a easy way to get that rig out of your life without dealing with the sales aspect, which, depending on how you value your time, might just not be worth it! But if your unwanted wheels can support what we do here, that is a win, win, win situation! HERE is a link on how you can get your donation started.
A few updates:
Jeff Wilkinson is heading home later this week from his stint recovering from COVID and post COVID complications. His spirits are high and he is looking forward to returning to the airwaves as soon as he is able. He thanks everyone for the kind words and cards.
We have some KWMR programmers that have been down with various ailments and others are taking well deserved and often delayed vacations. So if you hear an unfamiliar voice or our automated music over the airwaves, it may be a sub, a special, or our beloved Professor Kozmo, do not be alarmed. We are keeping track of our beloved folks!
And we want to know what you think. What do you love! What are you not so keen on. As a station that includes both music and talk formats into the schedule, we have a lot to juggle and know that some folks just want to rock (or jazz, or classical, or world) out 24/7 and others want to hear intriguing and engaged conversations. So keep that in mind. We are not headed for a huge format change. As far as we are concerned “it ain’t broke” even if it sometimes is Baroque.
What do you think?
But we are interested to know, as listeners, what is floating your boat, or not. You can email me HERE to share your thoughts. Similar to the editors’ club, we will take everyone who throws their two cents in to the pot, into a bowl and randomly draw out a few names for fabulous KWMR prizes! Please keep it FCC compliant, mostly just for my own piece of mind. Thank you! NOTE: In order to be eligible for prizes, click the link. Do not just respond to this newsletter, okay?
And if you are relatively new to West Marin, we would love to know how you learned about the radio station. I know it took me a while to figure out that this gem of a station existed when I moved here in 2004. What tipped you off?
KWMR will turn 25 years old in 2024. A quarter of a century! Crazy to think of how many original programmers are still engaged and doing shows! We are planning for next year to celebrate this milestone. Please include your thoughts about how to celebrate this important birthday when you share your insights.
Hope you are having a nice summer!
So far, West Marin has been a haven for others escaping the inland heat, and it hasn’t been too scorching in our many microclimates. For this, and for the support from so many in our community, we here at KWMR are grateful.
Shot from a recent paddle on Tomales Bay. Life’s a beach! photo: A. Eichstaedt
Station Manager and Executive Director