WELCOME NEW LISTENERS
Welcome to the smallest radio station in Elko, Nv. That's Ne VA duh not Ne VAH duh, for all you out of towners. How was your Christmas Holiday? I had a great day, going live on the air, and working on the board here at the station, changed CD 1 over to pot #1, since the pot it was on, #3, was shorting out, also replaced the mono cables with fancy brand new stereo cables, also I figured out that the keyboard cable was causing quite a bit of buzz when I was live, so I unplug that now, so like I said in an earlier post, the station is sounding better, all the time. Making a station is a process, or at least it should be, if sounds good it's because someone put effort into it... time, effort, money, spirit and attention, it really does take a family, or close co-workers to start a station, each with a unique contribution to the project, so taking this on all by myself has been a real big job, but I do feel the presence of my mom, Laura Ellen, and my grandmother, Elizabeth, helping me along the way, with the memories I have of them, and the genetic memories handed down, I would have to say my father, also, to be able to build the station here that I have built, it's in my blood.
iT'S STARTING TO SOUND REALLY GOOD
Hi, this is an on the spot report with Nanook of North East Nevada, I say that because of the snow and ice outside. I thought I might tell you a funny story about the station, after pulling plugs out and closing down my station in frustration about the 60 hrtz hum/buzz that went out with my live portion of the station, I rebuilt it back better! Seems the buzz is gone from the system, it was settings in the computer that had changed, everything sort of got changed around, and as it turned out, I was on the air without turning my 'On Air" button on, it goes straight through now. Which sounds great on the air, no feedback, but I didn't know I was on the air and had left my mic pot up and didn't know my microphone was live all night, and morning, till I listened to my station on my phone and heard myself cough, haha. That's what it's like growing up in a radio station, you're always on the air, also, after using this board for so long, I found it needs a couple hours to warm up, till is stops making crackling noises, it's old and crotchety, kind of like how I am getting. So, where I was getting at, is that I always leave the board turned on, now, I never turn it off, and let it get cold. It is pretty cold here this time of year. Oh, yes, so it is starting to sound really good.
November 24th, 2022
Well, it was 2 degrees outside when I started my truck this morning, the snow outside won't melt now till April, this winter will be a good season to stay inside with a cup of tea and work on the radio station, adding pictures to the website and also adding songs to the playlist, also, hopefully, we'll be LIVE streaming some really good LIVE shows this coming year. Today, I have a box full of old photographs that need to be uploaded, one by one, to the pictures gallery. I enjoy the time it takes to upload these, I look and awe at every one of them while doing it. I know you will enjoy them, too.
While updating the stream to accommodate mobile streaming, the station was kicked off the air, but it is back on and less likely to drop out if you have a weaker bandwidth device. Also, I spent time this morning uploading another tape of Uncle Sherman, that will be todays KFAT Happy Hour, and I will add another tape at random after that just make it an extra fat hour.
On another note, please email me your favorite story that you remember about KFAT and I will read it on the air, click the "comment here" button on the main page.
October 21st, 2022
Still cleaning up the photo gallery page, need to remove duplicates, turn them all right side up, and change the format of the page. Went out to the garage and found a box full of photos to add, so please check back every so often for updates. Also still adding to the automation library, music from the incredibly large collection I have moved around over the years. Do you know how heavy 31 boxes of records are to move, also housing them out of the sun and where and in such a way that they don't warp, they are like a living entity that needs care, it needs to be played and listened to, and dusted off, it also needs to be categorized and alphabetized, on shelves, proper shelves, but I'm working on that. And my cds, you certainly cannot find most of these on any jukebox. But, as I was saying, the many many many boxes of cds are at least as heavy to move as the records. Mostly for promo use only, some recordings for radio use only, there's another shelving project in my future, to get these alphabetized and in order, and hopefully someday I can celebrate the making of a real good radio station.
Diary Of A Lonely Desert Dee Jay
Creativity is still alive and well, I was reminded of this last night at the Folklife Center, where Mike Beck played solo and did a great job, he is so good... and all of the people I met involved at the center were honest human beings, doing their part to preserve the voices, stories, and memories of the humanity and the people of the wild west, there will be a Cowboy Poetry Festival in January, I hope to be live streaming some of the shows from it, so please stay tuned, because that will be really good!
Ellie May, your live deejay. Sharing a good time, why not?