Hello from the newbie…


Hello readers! I’m long overdue for a follow-up to Jason’s awesome introduction last week. Between a constant stream of visitors, chores around the homestead, plus a serious learning curve learning the ropes here, I’ve had little time to think about writing this. I’m excited to be a part of Puget Sound Media & will bring some new additions and perspective to our site.

When I offered to take on co-hosting & co-admin duties, I made it clear to Jason that I’ve NEVER had any experience with websites, blogging or even sophisticated graphics & pictures editing software. Any of my IT background & skills have been strictly devoted to the needs and services associated with broadcasting & audio production. I can design & construct a tuning unit & signal splitter for your 5 kW AM plant, but damned if I can get a picture to crop to desired size properly! This is new territory for me & I ask for your patience & understanding as I stumble & bumble my way along. I’m sure a few glitches and some ‘dead air’ will be the result. I’m not ready to post any of your mementos & stories just yet, and will endeavor to fix or make things right should I screw up with your submissions.

Okay, okay, I know some of you are grumbling already: “Don’t these clowns spend a couple of years honing their chops in Kelso, Colville or Othello any more before hitting the big time?” “Shouldn’t this newbie be doing a lost pet blog in Tonasket before taking on a major market broadcasting blog?” Nope. Sorry folks, but that’s not how it works here at the Puget Sound Media empire. You can complain to Jason all you like. However, like today’s broadcasting industry, nobody cares what YOU think or want, so you’re wasting your time & bandwidth!

A few of you know me already. A few of you I’ve met & befriended through this very site & I hope to meet more of you as time marches along. In the near future, I’ll provide contact info & give you some insight into what lies ahead as I round out & add to the excellent site Jason & all of us have worked so hard to build. Now…If you’ll excuse me, I’m still trying to get the cue mix working properly & I STILL can’t find WHERE on this website I’m supposed to plug my headphones into! &#%@*^%$% new technology!

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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