Mike Dronkers / Friday, June 13 @ 10:04 a.m. /
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, June 13 @ 9:25 a.m. / Food
Anne Holcomb, Executive Director of Food For People dropped by the KHUM studios this morning to promote today's fundraiser for their Child Nutrition Programs, The Thrill Of The Grill taking place at the Eureka Co-Op from 11:30am till 2pm. $5 gets you your choice of a Humboldt Grassfed Beef hamburger or a Tofu Shop Organic Tofu Burger, chips and your choice of drink. All the food is donated by the vendors so 100% of the proceeds go to the programs at Food For People. While eating lunch, enjoy music by Dogbone.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, June 12 @ 12:17 p.m. /
UPDATE: Turns out, the 'mazel tov' author is a KHUM listener. She writes:
"I've never graffiti-ed anything in my life, but that delighted note about becoming a grandma struck me as congratulations-worthy, and I happened to have a ballpoint pen in my purse.
I never thought I'd see it again in my life, figuring that the hard-working rest-stop maintenance folks would paint over it soon enough, so I was happily surprised to see it on Facebook this afternoon."
Consider us big fans of your work.
A grandma who carries a Sharpie and writes graffiti. A congratulatory followup from a kindly stranger.
Spotted in the women's room at that southbound-only rest area on 101, just north of Willits.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, June 12 @ 8:33 a.m. / In Studio
Hailing from LA and originally from Humboldt, Steel Toed Slippers return to the local airwaves at 8:30 am today. They perform tonight at the Jambalaya, get tickets here. Their summer tour will bring them to virtually every western state in the US; expect tonight's show to sell out.
Great in studio performance. (a few technical issues with the recording but worth listening to).
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, June 11 @ 12:01 p.m. /
The ocean is a wondrous place. It’s also a dangerous one. For the unprepared, it can be deadly.
Pacific Outfitters kayak guru Jason Self talks about how not to die today on Coastal Currents. Tune in at noon.
From Lost Coast Outpost:
Have you seen this kayak? The owner, according to the following Craigslist ad, lost it and almost lost her life. She wrote,
I’m lucky to be alive today!
I was flipped from my kayak about 1/2 mile outside the mouth of the Humboldt Bay entrance and was pulled out to sea for 3 hours before abandoning my 2/3 sunken boat and letting the incoming tide get me back to shore. No small feat! I’m battered, bruised and sunburned too…but I’m alive and I want to find my boat! PLEASE HELP!
It is a 14 1/2’ Necky TORNAK Kayak light grey in colour with a medium blue pin-striping around the body. It has a metal rudder and probably still has some stuff attached to it…possibly my paddle, which is blue with white paddles and a kayak skirt that is teal blue and purple. I just purchased the kayak on Craigslist a couple months ago and I’m offering a $200 reward to the person who finds it and does the right thing by reporting the find. The Coast Guard was informed yesterday, so please, if you find it contact me or the Coast Guard. I can be reached through email until next Tuesday, as I also lost my phone out there, but it should be replaced and working by Tuesday. Wind was pushing from the North, and I suspect it might have landed on Centerville Beach…who knows, could be in Shelter Cove. I will drive anywhere to get it.
Thank you so much for reading this.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, June 11 @ 9:25 a.m. /
And whether you embrace paraskevidekatriaphobia or not, we'll dip into the large blues catalog of songs about hoodoo, black cat bones and mojos.
Each week following The South Side at 10pm it's Zen Through Zappa with your man Scatch.
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, June 10 @ 1:14 p.m. /
How many local bumper stickers can you name?
Hank Sims, Lost Coast Outpost editor, could name two only-in-Humboldt bumper stickers in 30 seconds. Yet KHUM listener Mario could name three and didn't overlap with Sims' list (listen below).
Now it's your turn. Let's catalog hyper-local bumper stickers that espouse a Humboldt-specific viewpoint, from any era. Extra credit if you can find a photo.
What we're not looking for: Every town in America has "My Child Is An Honor Student" and "Support This Local Product" bumper stickers. Unless they're exceptionally creative, skip those. In other words, "US Out Of Humboldt County" might work, "#LoCORulez" would not.
We'd like to submit this URL to the Humboldt Room at the HSU library just to see what happens, so let's make some history. Leave your favorites in the comments section. I'll start with Mario's list.
Meanwhile, please enjoy 35 seconds of KHUM listener Mario narrowly defeating Hank Sims at the Local Bumper Sticker Name Game.