Post by michaeljwyo on Jan 31, 2018 6:22:08 GMT -7
Just a quick revival of an old thread since I forget to check over here. Dang it! Yeah I remember learning back in 2017 that KEVA's license was officially cancelled. Sad day for me too. Almost 25 yrs of memories there and the whole reason I ended up in Evanston Wyoming at all. The reason I met a sweet girl in 1999 named Jennifer and gave her her start in radio. The whole reason I met my late wife in 2001 and ended up with 2 children. By the way she died in 2016 and now somehow fate brought jennifer and I back together and we are getting married this summer. All of this and more because of KEVA. Amazing how one radio station literally changed my whole life forever. Last time I was on the air was in December of 2013 and then a very brief couple of weeks in 2014 when when a couple of guys supposedly wanted to revive it, which turned very ugly and failed miserably...a whole other story I think I told here in another thread back in 2014. The little station was a big part of this community since 1953 and I am glad to have been a part of it for 23 of those 61 years it existed. The world of radio changed a lot over the years and ended up being what brought an end to KEVA and unfortunately many many other stations too.
Michael, I never heard you on KEVA except for the air check I found on You Tube. However, I really enjoyed listening to you and David B. Smith on KSOS (AM 800) back in the early 2000's, even if the station was just voice tracked. I always remember David signing off with the tag line "If I don't see you before, I'll see you awhile ago." Loved the music on that station and I wish someone would bring it back on AM as an alternative to the standard talk radio fare. Congratulations to you and Jennifer!
Thanks David and yes I did do some voice tracking for David B Smith. I also did some engineering work there for him and Brent Larson too. I remember I had just about talked Brent into putting kxol 1660 in AM stereo. David is the reason that I ended up here in Evanston. He was at KRPN at the time and so was I. He was the one that said I should come up to Evanston and work for him. So I came up and checked it out. Sure enough I loved it and I've been here ever since. I wish I could say I might end up on the radio again but there is nothing for me here. I have thought about maybe grabbing a weekend shift or once a week show on kpcw or something like that.
Oh, and thank you and Amanuensis for the congrats. :-)
It's really amazing how one seemingly random occurrence can change the entire course of your life. A random assignment of a paint crew at a college station more than 25 years ago has changed pretty much everything that's happened since then.