Saturday, July 21, 2007

Out with the Old, in with the New(old)

Well the big news last week was the storm which ravaged Waiheke with 100+ km winds and rain, knocking down trees and casting most of the island into darkness for varying amounts of time. One of the casualties of this wrath of nature was the old Beach Radio broadcasting desk which got fried by an electrical spike or some such anomoly when the power eventually did come back on. Like most things in this station (including some of the DJs) that old desk was held together by chewing gum and spit but it did the job and its departure will be met with a mixture of sadness and relief. The good news is that due to an earlier donation by another island resident we had a backup desk ready to go. The new-old desk, pictured above, while not quite of the same caliber as the old desk and not technically a broadcast desk seems to be humming along quite nicely. We've chucked a bit of #8 wire into it plus a bit of the old Kiwi DIY ingenuity and the needles are hopefully bipping along nicely bringing the island the high caliber of volunteer radio that they've come to expect.

Viva la new/old desk!

12 comments:

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Fiona Soe Paing said...

heard about the storms - congratulations on getting back up nad running again... I loved Beach Radio when I lived on Waiheke last year, and am looking forward to coming back soon - and congratulations on getting on the "blogs of note" on the front page, eh!
cheerio, Fƒ

Country Mike said...

Fiona: Thanks for the comment! Yea, we're quite chuffed and somewhat surprised to have made it to the front page. I've just been listening to some of your excellent music! Please get in touch if you're back on the island at any time ... we'd love to get you on the radio.

Country Mike

TheThe said...

Viva indeed!

About other thing -
Ynet, as I see is a load balancing company from Czech Republic (?)

Interesting...Ynet (co.il) is an Israeli portal of the largest news paper in Israel. Does it sounds familiar? connected somehow?

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La vie est belle- Life is beautiful said...

I love this site more every day!
Where else could you hear about a radio station in Waiheke? Soso cool...

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