KHUM, Radio Without the Rules / Tuesday, April 16 @ 2:48 p.m. / Housekeeping
UPDATE 5/1/13: NoHum: Go ahead and change your radio presets from 104.3 FM to 104.7!
Since the 104.7 transmitter move is mostly complete, NoHum is now basking under the warm freeform glow of a signal that is basically 100 times more powerful. Later this year, 104.3 will move to the Eel River Valley for our Fortuna and Ferndale listeners.
UPDATE 4/27/13: Full power testing is done for now. The new 104.7 is back at low power (45 watts) for now. Pending final word from the FCC, the new signal will be up at 24,000 watts we hope by early next week. Note: Listeners in the Eel River Valley, expect a boost to your signal late this summer as the 104.3 translator moves to Bunker Hill which will provide a clear signal for Ferndale, Fortuna, Scotia and Rio Del. Thanks for your patience during this transition.
Hank Sims / Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 9:31 a.m. / Housekeeping
We at Lost Coast Communications are thrilled to introduce a revamped and centralized and generally teched-out hub for a community cause that has always been near and dear to our hearts – reuniting lost pets with their human companions.
That hub is called Humboldt Paws Cause, and it went live last night about 12 hours before its scheduled launch date. Why? Because after working on it pretty solidly for a week or so, I got home last night to discover that the dog my family had been dogsitting had run away. More on that in a moment.
Why do you want to be hooked into the Paws Cause? Because if your dog runs off, or if your cat disappears, or – conversely – if someone's pet boa constrictor somehow finds its way into your bathtub, then you need help. You go to the Paws Cause site, and you get all the help that can be humanly provided.
Here's how it works. Fill out a simple lost pet report or found pet report, and all our radio stations – KHUM, KSLG, KWPT and KXGO – are notified. The details will be read out to our listeners at the very first opportunity. Your lost or found pet will be automatically added to our master map of all currently lost and found pets in the county. What's more, the site will automatically generate a poster for you to print out and tack up around your neighborhood. (Example.)
So it's pretty boss. What's more – if you are a lover of animals, you can aid the cause by embedding the up-to-the-minute Paws Cause widget on your own website. The community will bless you for your efforts.
Questions? Send 'em to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, a testimonial: