A happy part of my life ended this week.Posted: April 2, 2014 Filed under: Lessons learned (or re-learned) | Tags: ponderables, radio 6 Comments
“Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Regular readers know that for the better part of nineteen years I have worked in multiple capacities at KBEK 95.5 FM, the radio station my sister owns here in East Central Minnesota. (Longer, actually. I was involved with the pre-broadcast planning for the station, for several years before that.) In fact, anyone who has had more than a five-minute conversation with me knows how much I’ve always loved radio, and how much I derive from being part of it. As I’ve mentioned many times, I’m never as happy as I am when I’m on-the-air.
Sadly, that chapter has ended. The station ended broadcast operations effective midnight, March 31st.
I concur with this difficult decision. Having said that, though, I’m sad that it has to end.
So this is just another loss in the scheme of things. Change happens. Things can and will be different from how they are now. Circumstances will not turn out the way we want, and it’s perfectly all right. Ride the wave. Lean into it. Let it inform you. Stay present. Make it worth something.
And when you find something that you love to do, that makes your heart glad, and that you excel at – DO IT. Don’t let anything stop you.
I knew this was probably going to happen. but I guess I was hoping it wouldn’t. It sounds like you will have a bit more time on your hands now, hopefully that will be filled with something wonderful. Today when I got home fro, work my old cat, Bob, was waiting on the doorstep, just like he’d been the first day he came into my life, but this time it looked like he’d been caught in a trap. He seems not to be in too much pain, but I am afraid I might lose him. He just wants to be held and loved. Poor kitty. I guess he is my unlucky 13th cat.
I’ll stay tuned for your voice and music through a new medium once you find a way.
Well, my good friend Alan Haber and I are going to keep on with our pop music sessions like we used to do on KBEK. He’ll post them on his website, Pure Pop Radio. So that’s a happy development.
I’m so sorry to hear this, Scott. Although, I know you are very resilient and that your love for radio will manifest itself in other ways, in your future. But it must still be hard. Change is difficult on us humans!
Scott, You and KBEK were a part of our family. I am so sad to lose our live and local radio, but I am happy we had it while we did. I feel like I am watching history. All the best and stay in touch!
[…] for the better part of twenty years I have worked in multiple capacities at KBEK 95.5 FM Radio. The station suspended broadcast operations in April 2014, and new owners stepped in later that year. I was hired on as the Operations Manager, and was […]