Broadcast Studio Construction Update

January 14, 2014 - 4:00pm -- ron

In spite of winter, we have taken the first major step in studio construction. Our floor plan, which hung on the walls of KHOI for several months, is now a $1000 worth of 2x4s and 2x6s nailed together by our, now famous, framing contractor Doug Clark into walls and ceilings of a large broadcast studio and two smaller recording studios. This two weekend effort also included cutting a new door into the back room and a large window into the broadcast studio to serve as our window to the public once the broadcast studio is operational and blessedly quiet.

The next steps are sound isolation, including sound isolating clips, two layers of 5/8" sheetrock, walls and ceiling, sound isolating doors and a 60" x 40" window, paint and simple carpet. Then electrical, ventilation, and wiring for sound.

Anyone who has the time, muscle and inclination to help with 70# pieces of sheetrock should call KHOI or shoot us an email at KHOIradio or contact me, Joe Lynch at (515) 292-2878.

Funding Drive

January 14, 2014 - 9:00am -- ron

KHOI recently held their annual fundraiser. They sent out a mailer and had an on-air phone drive while having a party at the studio. The result was fantastic! The studio raised $30,000 in November and December. Their operating costs for a year is $150,000.

To reach their fundraising goal KHOI has the 500 Families program. Any family or individual who donate $250 or more per year gets recognized through this program (donations can be anonymous). So far the studio has 55/500 families.

If you want more information about how to donate you can call the studio at (515) 292-2878.

Polar Vortex

January 10, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 01/10/2014
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Renowned meteorologist and climatologist Elwynn Taylor elaborates on the arctic blasts we are currently experiencing and explains what a polar vortex is, as part of a winter weather update.

Ed Engle, newsletter editor for the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers, describes what happened the prior night, when aurora borealis was predicted in our area. He explains what causes aurora borealis (nothern lights) and also explains solar flares.

YSS / My Name Is Rachel Corrie

January 8, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 01/08/2014
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This program contains two interviews describing the work of Youth and Shelter Services (YSS) and its history. There is also information about the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie" to be performed in Des Moines, Friday, January 10, and Saturday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, January 12 at Des Moines Onstage, 2124 Grand Ave.

Bald and Golden Eagles

December 30, 2013 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/30/2013

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Bald Eagles have become media sensations through the power of the Internet. Learn about the Decorah eagle cam from its originator, Bob Anderson. There is additional information about the Philippines eagles. Bob’s Raptor Resource Project plans to grow an interest locally to save their national symbol from extinction. Ric Zarwell from Lansing, Iowa explains Golden Eagles and a national survey that indicates a positive trend in their overwintering status in Iowa and along the Upper Mississippi Refuge.


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