Greetings from the your friends out on the Desert...
Here are some things you might want to know about:
FINAL DAYS TO SIGN UP FOR THAT EAS FORM ONE
Each station must sign up by August 26th. This relates to the
National test (NPT) next month.
Still unclear on what is happening?
www.theBDR.net/articles/fcc/eas/index.hmtl explains the NPT
Meet the ETRS
helps you to get through the forms.
IBC AND THE NAB RADIO SHOW
We are shortly coming up on the IBC and NAB Fall shows, each year
in September. With some manufacturers shuttling between Amsterdam
and Nashville, no matter how hard they try, you can expect some delays
in response to support needs. This is a good time to plan ahead.
THAT SURE WAS A LOT OF WATER
Did you see any of the news coverage of the flooding in Baton Rouge?
A very large part of the city was deluged with two feet of rain and
thousands have lost everything. We heard from our friends at
MichaelPatton and Associates that the shop was spared - water
only made it halfway up the driveway, but some employees are
still struggling. Over at PreSonus Audio Electronics, it is similar,
the plant avoided flood damage, but employees did not. So the
company set up a "gofundme"
account to give money to the
staff needing it. The goal of $15K has already brought in $13.3k
from 113 donations as this is being written. (Thanks Michelle
Wade of SCMS.)
BTW - Likely parts of San Antonio and now Omaha are also
struggling. If you have friends over there, this is a good time
to check in and see if they - or their station - is in need.
KNOCKED OFF AIR BY .... BED BUGS!
Yep. True. After nearly three weeks off air, and another
week of waiting coming up, WHPK is the worst thing that
a radio station can be: silent. In this case, University of
Chicago authorities are investigating the homes of 70
station employees/volunteers before reopening.
Perhaps this is an extreme example of what can happen,
but as the seasons change, all stations should have some
anti-insect protection applied on a regular basis. At least
you will stop crickets from becoming background for jocks!
A couple of Shure microphones, a Panasonic Pro Video
machine, and other items might merit your attention.
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Do You Remember? This week in history:
39 years ago (1977) the Emotions hit #1 with Best of My Love."
(A great audio/transmitter system test cut!)
46 years ago (1970) Lou Reed quit the Velvet Underground.
47 years ago (1969) the Woodstock Music Festival Ended.
47 years ago (1969) Zager and Evans' "In the Year 2525" ended
six weeks at #1. (We are only 9 years away!)
54 years ago (1962) Little Eva hit #1 with "Loco-Motion."
also perhaps of interest:
25 years ago (1991) a short-lived coup arrested Mikhail Gorbachev,
leading the end of the USSR.
27 years ago (1989) Nolan Ryan notched his 5000th strikeout.
72 years ago (1944) Paris was liberated.
77 years ago (1939) the Wizard of Oz opened. (The one with Michael
Jackson was much later)
...and a couple from Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine:
232 years ago (1784) the State of Frankland (or Franklin) declared its
(Don't remember this one? It only lasted four years, becoming part of
1937 years ago (79) when Mt. Vesuivus erupted. (The 2000-Year-Old Man
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