Manager’s Memo 05-17-2019
Whew! What a week it has been. We have a two-week window with engineers to build, move and reconfigure three studios. As I write this, we are coming to the end of week one. It has been a week of eighteen-hour days with a 22-hour day thrown in for good measure, neck deep in cables, wires, equipment and studio furniture. With a few more tweaks over the weekend, two of the three studios should be ready to go Monday morning, ready for implementation of our new on-air system. That starts Monday with the arrival of a factory engineer, as well as training for the staff on how the new system works and how we feed music, programming and voices. I’m recording this in the remaining working studio in the old station. And did I mention, we are down to two student workers to keep everything going. One or both of them head off to summer camp in a week or so, I think. And I am in week six of a ten-week doctoral class. The next to last class. Hear the giddiness in my voice through the fatigue?
The next few days should be interesting, to say the least. Your prayers, support and patience at my lack of opportunity to return phones calls and answer emails is appreciated, as I’m playing engineer gofer instead of general manager. The end is almost in sight. Tentative open house at this point is sometime the second weekend in June to show off the new digs.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.