KLZR welcomes Bess Cole, our newest Board member. Bess was elected Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp Treasurer in January 2019. A few words from Bess …
I am delighted to be a new member of the KLZR board! I moved to the Wet Mountain Valley in the summer of 2015 without any previous knowledge of KLZR radio or sponsored concerts, but soon found myself feeling quite at home with the wide variety of musical offerings. Some of my early musical influences were: as a child listening to classical music and broadway musicals, Camelot being a particular favorite, a live concert at John Terrell’s Music Circus with Peter, Paul and Mary under a tent in a field outside of Lambertville, New Jersey, and in college a second live concert with Ian and Sylvia in Rochester, New York. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate other musical genres like opera, bluegrass, zydeco and Celtic but folk remains my all time favorite much like many other Wet Mountain Valley residents of a certain generation.
Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Annual KLZR Winter Open House! It was another successful event full of great music, treats and good cheer! It was the final KLZR event at The Back Room … KLZR thanks Cathy Snow for being such a generous host! Special thanks to our performers this year … Bob Reed, Jack Naff, John Drew Peterson, Smythe, Taylor (and Taylor!), Ron Thomason and Heidi Clare. Silver Cliff Lights were unable to perform but Beans N Wheels stepped in on short notice with a very energetic performance. We are SO happy to hear that Terry from Silver Cliff Lights is doing well and will be back on stage shortly!
On December 22, a power outage corrupted KLZR’s operating system, causing KLZR to go off the air. It took quite some time and a lot of work to get us up and running. KLZR would like to thank members of our technical support team for their good efforts.
Bob Thomason built KLZR’s infrastructure and continues to offer support when needed. He recently got the webcam up and running on KLZR.org.
Irwin Burton maintains our network, performing daily checks on the station’s operations.
AJ Biggerstaff has put hundreds of hours into building and maintaining our playlists and library. He is familiar with the nuts and bolts of KLZR’s operation and recently completed a comprehensive DJ handbook.
Joe Srogoncik is KLZR’s contact with ENCO, supplier of the software that keeps KLZR on the air. Joe recently spent many hours upgrading our software and working out the inevitable bugs.
All four of these volunteers answered the call when KLZR went off the air recently. Thank You!