Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hosting my radio ahow tonight (Tues!)

Well, I guess I owe two council write-ups, since I just got out of one and haven't posted the last. I am pretty exhausted these days- lots going on including the upcoming soft opening of Padre's (March 25).

Today we had a huge windstorm. I was driving Murgatroyd back from Alpine (to pick up wood and bolts and to recycle cardboard) and could barely get through the headwinds. Sustained winds of up to 55 mph and gusts in the mountains of up to 80! Rough. Anyway, the radio station's rooftop transmitter to the tower blew out and I have been given the option to not host my weekly Tuesday night soul and R&B show, the Night Train Express. We are still broadcasting via the live stream on the web and the station should be fixed up by tomorrow afternoon, barring more winds like today. The long and short of it is that I'm heading down there anyway to host the show. The phones will surely be totally dead, but it'd be cool if people tuned in on the internet. The site is www.marfapublicradio.org and I'll pretty much play anything. No internet access while I'm in the control room, so telephone is the way to get requests done. 432-729-4578. The show runs every Tuesday night from 11PM to 1 AM Central time and usually later. I'll probably pack it in tonight around 1 AM, which is rare, but I am swamped and the council meeting wore me out more than I would have been without it, of course.

Anyway, that's the goods on this particular Tuesday night out here in the middle of nowhere- David