Thursday, January 10, 2013

Before you renew your membership in Public Radio...

....now, I have been a supporter of Public Radio for years as Listener Supported Radio.  I think that's valuable.  As long as it provides a service.

Now, I've been here in Ely since 2008 and I have noticed that with the first snowfall every year WITHOUT FAIL the local NPR station, which is actually a repeater of KNPR in Las Vegas, goes off the air.

The reason:  No one can get to the facility to reset the overload switches.  Now, mind you, they say they can do that remotely, but it has never worked.

So our first big snowfall, and yep, they're gone.  Weeks later, they're still gone.