Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In Memorium

We remember the soldiers who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii today in 1941. We acknowledge all of those brave people who served in the military and those that supported the war effort at home. Not many of those soldiers are still with us. If you have a relative who was there, call them today. They deserve our thanks and our gratitude.

Faces to go with the voices

Ever wonder what people on the radio look like? Here are two that are frequently heard on KBXJ (and down the hall or across the dial on KPET). Shown here are Loris Lowe and David Stewart. Loris grew up down the road at Sand Springs, and now lives lives near Austin. She is the main female voice on sister station 105.1FM/690AM/"Lamesa's Home Town Radio KPET". David is a partner with Don Sitton in the radio stations and does a little of everything. 

Remote Broadcasts

We sometimes take our microphones out to a public place and broadcast from "on location". We did this for an art show at La Vadera Reception Hall. The Catfish interviewed several people.

A little bit about the station (from one of our engineers)

KBXJ is a broadcast station on the FM dial at 98.5. We operate 24 hours a day in stereo from studios at the south edge of Lamesa near the country club and a five hundred foot tower west of Lamesa. We are officially licensed to Los Ybanez, Texas though the FCC allows us to add additional cities after 'The Legal Identification". This is why you hear about Los Ybanez each hour (on the hour) throughout the day.

We are licensed for 50,000 watts of power at a height of more than four hundred feet. The flat land around our city allows the signal to travel without terrain blockage for many miles in most directions. It gets a little rough to the north east as the caprock drops off at Post, and Big Spring is in a low lying area along the river.

To the north, west, and south we basically go until the signal is too weak to be useful or until a listener has driven into the strong signal area of another station. Then we are sort of a whisper next to someone shouting.

For  purposes of the Emergency Alert System we are required to monitor signals of weather radio and broadcast stations in Midland. We also monitor the Texas State Network which is fed to us by satellite from their studios in Dallas.

If you need information on the station or would like information on improving reception call or write:

David Stewart
214-998-2830 (If I'm on the phone already you will get a message. Leave one and I'll get back to you.)

Ask The Vets

The good folks at Brock Veterinary Clinic are working with The West Texas JukeBox to air a new show called "Ask The Vets". We learned that our neighbors up the road at Brock's were experts in animal treatment and care. We got to talking about how we could pass along some of their wisdom on the radio. So we're doing a show each weekday at 900AM.

If you would like to have your question answered on “Ask The Vets” please email it to: brockvets@gmail.com. It's handiest for them if you include “Ask The Vets” in the subject line. 

You may also submit a question through Face Book. Just search for BROCK VET CLINIC.

The Catfish moves his family (and their stuff) to Lamesa

The Catfish has been in Lamesa since early summer 2010. He's on The West Texas JukeBox just about everyday. But it took until November to get his wife moved. Several brave souls met them one morning and helped empty their moving truck. They've about gotten things settled and are looking forward to their first Christmas in their new home.