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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Updates on everything..

I used to be really good about writing in my blog when I had my first blog back in 2006. These days, I guess there's too much on my plate to write every day..or maybe I'm just less disciplined than I used to be!

The eye exams were less than fun. I had a regular eye exam by my opthamologist. He then referred me to a retina specialist. Now that test..whooee. They did an ultrasound on my right eye, which was accomplished by putting a gel in it, and then taking the pics. My eye felt like it was five pounds.

When I have to have my eyes dilated, I basically can't do anything for the rest of that day. No reading, no work. Everything is too blurry.

The test results did show the cataracts that I have always had. My vision is 20/400 and now there is a floater is my right eye, but they have declared it benign as dar as they can tell. They found no retinal detachment, thank God. Friends, I was a nervous wreck for about two weeks while all this was going on.

Now that the application for the LPFM is filed, I am doing a lot of production, adding music to the library and bulking ip for 24 hour operation on FM. The inevitable question I ask myself is this:

What if I don't win the LPFM?

 In that case, I am going to build out the Part 15 AM station fully with the iAM transmitter and outdoor ATU to try to at least cover the Lafaterre community. I will do radio at that level and no more. No more pursuing a terrestrial station or trying to get back into a business that doesn't seem to need me any longer. In other words, it is LPFM, or I am retired for good. The Part 15 would be my way of keeping busy. I like internet radio, but I don't know if I can afford to keep doing it if there is not more financial support for doing so. I am underwhelmed by the financial support part of the equation. It could come down to running either LPFM or Part 15 AM and dropping the stream unless some better sponsors step up to the plate.

So now it's a waiting period to see where things go with LPFM.

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