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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Generally Speaking

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WFHB’s Annual Meeting (June 7th, Monroe County History Center, 12:15PM) signals a time of reflection for me. It is the first anniversary of my time as general manager of the station, the first meeting following the end of WFHB’s fiscal year, and a time to look back at the year’s progress and plan for the next. I announced a number …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: WFHB Technical Engineer Report

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By Helen Harrell Institutions are contained in buildings and these structures usually have cornerstones as a designation of their beginning.  Seems that can also be true of community radio stations as WFHB has a true cornerstone in engineer, historian, original visionary and overall man of all trades Jeffrey Morris.  To say that Morris has been instrumental in not only the …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: WFHB News Department Summit to be Held in July

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By Helen Harrell The news department at WFHB is ever growing and evolving under the tutelage of WFHB Director Alycin Bektesh, and the upcoming News Summit to be held in July is no exception to her creative planning.  What’s a news summit you wonder?  While summits can of course vary in intent and purpose this one is intended to improve …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Summertime… and the Livin’ is Easy

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By Maryll Jones It’s that time of the year when the temporary residents have left Bloomington for a few months and the townies take their rightful place back on the city streets.  This brings us to one of the largest social gatherings in the area – the weekly Bloomington Farmers’ Market.  Held at the Showers Common  outside City Hall at …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 2: Democracy and Pot Luck at WFHB’s Annual Meeting

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By Michael Glab They’re fighting for democracy in any number of hot spots on the globe, but we’ve got it right here in Bloomington. The volunteer membership of WFHB will vote on new Board of Directors members Saturday, June 7, at the station’s annual meeting. “Electing our board leadership is the most important thing you can do if you really …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: Introducing the Firehouse News

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by Michael G. Glab Welcome to the first issue of the Firehouse News. Written, compiled, and edited by volunteers with the cooperation of WFHB staffers and Board of Directors, Firehouse News brings you inside information about Bloomington’s community radio station. Firehouse News is a key component of a multi-front effort to bring transparency to our station. We’ll tie in with …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: Meet the New General Manager

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by Helen Harrell If you haven’t met new WFHB General Manager Cleveland Dietz, you should consider stopping by the station to introduce yourself. You won’t be sorry that you did. Cleveland is a friendly, upbeat person always eager to share his insights about the station and plans for future growth. On board for just a few months now, Cleveland has …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: About the News Department

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by Michael G. Glab Alycin Bektesh signed up as a volunteer in the News Department in the winter of 2010. She became Assistant News Director in June 2011 and was named News Director in November of that year. Here is a true WFHB success story. She has described her paid staff position as her “dream job.” She’ll be our source …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: About the Music Department

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by Michael G. Glab Jim Manion has been part of the WFHB family since the station was only dreamed about by a few community radio lovers in Bloomington. He was there for the first concert held at The Bluebird to benefit the as-yet unnamed station in July, 1975. He was on staff when the station finally got its FCC okay …

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Firehouse News, Vol. 1, No. 1: Volunteering at WFHB

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by Michael G. Glab Kelly Wherley‘s been a WFHB volunteer for more than a decade. Coming aboard when Chad Carrothers was the News Director, Kelly started out producing Voices in the Street for the Daily Local News, a task he handles to this day. He can be heard anchoring the DLN on Wednesdays and playing music on alternating Fridays (check …

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