Happy Birthday

Originally broadcast 08/17/2022 

We started our birthday show with a couple of recorded clips from the late Paul Nelson, KHOI's Chief Engineer when we went on the air telling us of the significance of Eric Weber, the engineer who actually routed the radio signal from the Pantorium to the Tower.  The rest of the show consisted of recollections from a number of people who were vital to programming in the early years of KHOI (and some of whom still are!) Tom Richards, the musician who contributed the theme music that starts each "Local Talk,": Cynthia McClure, who was on the thumb drive team that transported each day's shows out to the tower on thumb drives before we had our connection to the tower and who has since been producer for many of our most important shows; Paul Hertz, who revealed the secrets of the tower connection as well hosting some of the early music shows; Roger Berger, who told us about how we got our Sunday Opera show, as well as Morning Masterpieces; and Tom Beele, who described our signature event "the Pantorium Sessions.".

LOCAL TALK 16 August 2022

Originally broadcast 08/16/2022 

Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor, Jamie Kopper, Equine Internal Medicine and Emergency veterinarian answers questions about Foals and educates the listener on what signs to be aware of when foals are in need of help and are doing well.

KHOI FM 10th Anniversary reminiscence: Pat Schlarbaum share their stories of the earliers years of KHOI Mike and KHOI Q and A about KHOI.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reminds listeners about the upcoming Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan project meeting and Electric Services Director Donald Kom stops by to give an update on his department, reviews how the city meets the power needs, and thanks residents for their efforts to avoid new usage peaks. We also preview the ClimateActionPlan (CAP) Olli course offered this fall.

Leo Timms “talks up” the Senior Variety Show this Friday and Saturday at the Ames City Auditorium.

LOCAL TALK 12 August 2022

Originally broadcast 08/12/2022 

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Local Talk for Friday, August 12, 2022 started with a weekly installment by Dennis Hart concerning the news from the pages of the Ames Tribune last week. 

Maxim Ames with Fred Love was featured concerning upcoming music event September 15 – 18.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames and Merry Rankin, Sustainability Director for the City, discussed recent Rummage Rampage. Two volunteers were featured Scott Rabe and Valentine Chenou contributed mightily to the event.  More than 70 tons of repurposed house-goods were diverted away from the landfill.

And Dean Henry, Berry Patch Farm, South of Nevada discussed his 57 year business formula of success at “pick your own” fruit.  Dean provided a delightful tour of his BerryPatchFarm.com.  The full hour long interview listen hear for your enjoyment.

Music was provided by Rose Griffin from her cd Cowboys and Angels we heard “Learn How to Fly and The Road.”.

Before the Pantorium

Originally broadcast 08/10/2022 

Mary Richards, as Vice President of the Board of the future radio station, and board member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, told us about how that organization became involved in applying for the permit to build.  Ursula Ruedenberg, who was the real moving force behind the various necessary steps described the search for a studio and the dramatic story of Dennis Jones, owner of the Pantoirum, agreeing to rent and rehab the old dry cleaners for our first studio. While we were waiting to be able to broadcast from a real studio, the First Baptist Church on Lynn in Campustown allowed us to set up a studio on the third floor of their educational wing where we had an internet broadcast studio five days a week with Allen Gildehaus as producer and Anthony Jeffries as engineer.

LOCAL TALK 9 August 2022

Originally broadcast 08/09/2022 

Sam Wormley Discusses Alternative and practical forms of transportation and the village concept/zoning design to decrease CO2 footprint. Later in the hour, Sam reviews the basic facts that demonstrate the costly energy imputs, dangers and impracticality of the pipeline(s) proposed to transport and sequester this potentially dangerous form of (liquefied) CO2.

Story County Conservation Outreach and Communications Coordinator; Casey Struecker reviews the Events Calendar for the Story County Conservation System; reviews the Hickory Park and West Peterson completion. We also visit about OWLS programing that starts again in September and outdoor day and evening activities.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames. Susan reminds residents of the next city council meeting and the meeting scheduled to provide feedback for the various citing options for the Municipal Indoor Aquatic Center with Keith Abraham: Parks and Recreation Director. Traffic Engineer, Damion Pregitzer discusses the workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 that will address vision, goals, public outreach plan, and timeline for the Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan project.

LOCAL TALK 8 August 2022

Originally broadcast 08/08/2022 

We welcome Dennis Hart with his news summary of the week from the pages of our local papers.

Dr Tyler Harms, Biometrician for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources invited us to ride along with him as he conducted an August roadside survey.  Tyler also provides information on a Citizen Science survey being conducted later this summer dealing with Chimney Swifts and Common Nighthawks. 

Story County Emergency Management Coordinator, Melissa Spencer shares tips and timely information re: weather emergencies and other potential emegencies for the residents of Story County.


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