Saturday, July 07, 2007

Countdown to Transmission...


Phil Hammon came over a few days ago to help the hubster figure out how to set up the transmitter. After lots o' beer and fresh strawberry daquiris, they think they figured out the basics. Yesterday, the hubster went up on the roof of the Raven and set the damn thing up. Today, he tunes the transmitter to the right frequency (should involve much running up and down the ladder and driving around listening for the signal). All this is in preparation for the Howe Gelb/Victoria Williams show tonight at the Raven - the very first thing broadcast on Coyote Radio's LP-AM radio station!

This whole dealio is the culmination of years of dreaming, Day of the Dead dinner show benefits, research, networking and tons o' hard work. It's not the FM community radio station that the hubster had his heart set on, but a Low-Power AM station is a helluva lot closer than...nothing. And really, "nothing" isn't a fair assessment, either. He's been putting out content for download off the web for ages now - everything from interviews with artists and musicians to slam poetry to OTR (Old-Time Radio theater shows) to Coyote Radio Theater ("New" radio theater)shows. He's been a busy dude. I'm so excited for him to have his dream of community radio take its first steps across the AM airwaves of Prescott tonight!

Over the next few months, there will be a lot of kinks to be worked out, questions to be answered, new partnerships to be explored. Coyote Radio will be partnering with Prescott College this fall, and we're really excited to see what new content and ideas come out of that relationship. It's absolute Capra-Corn, but I love this mountain town and it gives me pure joy to know that we're doing something to give back a little. Now Prescott will have a new venue to communicate better with both the outside world and the folks living here.

Rock on Coyote!

8 Comments:

At 10:53 AM, Blogger dink said...

Congratulations Andrew! :-D

I'm happy and excited for you both.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Stephen Blackmoore said...

That is great news.

Congratulations.

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Granny J said...

At last! You all have a lot of work ahead of yourselves,but I'm sure the result will be worth it!

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

Oh, that's great news! Congratulations!

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Steve G said...

Congrats, that is a big move forward.

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Daniel Hatadi said...

Mmmm, electronicky stuff. Congrats Coyote types!

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Well, I managed to miss this, too. Congratulations. This is wonderful news.

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Krecker said...

This is so totally cool! Congratulations to you and hubbie!!!!

 

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