Category Archives: KAFM

Tone Deaf Public Radio

I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and had a radio on a lot of the time. From early childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood (when the police scanner got a hold of me), my memories seem filled with … Continue reading

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Waxing about ‘Words’

Yesterday I finished up my final production and post-production work for the “Words” program at KAFM Community Radio. My co-producer, Linda Skinner, will be continuing to work with the program for a while until new producers are trained and ready, … Continue reading

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Lots About Watts

Happy February. Because I’ve had an affinity for radio nearly all of my life, I pay attention to those things that keep broadcast radio headed in what I consider the correct direction – connected and responsive to the listener, accountable … Continue reading

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What Makes a Local Business?

First off, congratulations to the Colorado Rapids on their first MLS Cup championship. It was a hard-fought overtime battle, and as much as I’m happy that the Rapids took the title, I feel for FC Dallas defender George John, from … Continue reading

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Of ER’s and Airlines

I began Tuesday by looking for some local media coverage of the ‘Gasland‘ screening the previous evening that I couldn’t attend. Finding none (grrrr), I did locate several items that resonated with me and are likely of some significance to … Continue reading

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‘Gasland’ Comes to Town

This evening the acclaimed documentary Gasland will be screened at 7:30 in the KAFM Radio Room in Downtown Grand Junction. This film, which has received significant recognition at festivals and in the media, is being presented here by the Colorado … Continue reading

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My Two Lives

After nearly three weeks with Leslie and the girls, I packed up and spent the weekend westbound on I-70. My mother came back with me to spend some time with us, and to celebrate Evan’s birthday, which is today. With … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Week in Review

Evan and I spent Thanksgiving at home this year. I cooked a complete holiday dinner for the first time; although most if not all of the fare was not complicated, it was rather satisfying. Nothing like green bean casserole, you … Continue reading

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"Quiet" Time in the Civil Wars

One month ago, I left Denver after successfully completing Aircraft Dispatcher training. The trip five Mondays ago to San Jose was interesting and enlightening; more about that below. I then flew the redeye from San Jose to JFK and then … Continue reading

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Prom Night 2009

Christopher Tomlinson – The Daily Sentinel Saturday evening was rather blustery and unsettled, as evidenced by the photo above. By the time that my son, his date and the group of kids they went with to Grand Junction High School’s … Continue reading

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