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Friday, August 29, 2008

What a month!!!

Well! Where do I start? We were on and off-air a fair whack for a couple of weeks there with 3 different transmission faults! One of our transmission masts fell over. We got that fixed but still no signal. What are the odds that the transmitter at a different location blew up at the same time! Got that fixed and then a few days later the power at the transmission site went out. Luckily it's all fixed now and we're happily back on-air, sounding great.

The technical problems didn't stop there though. We must have had a power surge in the studio I think as we also damaged the emergency backup power, the no.2 PC, 2 x turntables, on-air desk, CD player...

As you can imagine, there is a bit of a repair bill (although a big thanks to Phil for helping out). So, now would be a great time to donate some money to the worthy cause that is Groove 107.7FM. Remember, we are the only station of our kind in NZ and we, to date, have had no funding from anyone apart from our fabulous advertisers and donations from you wonderful listeners. Scroll down the page to find out how to donate.

On a personal level (and while all this was happening) I had the fantastic luck to have a successful Kidney transplant, amazingly from a complete stranger who wanted to do a good deed (while living)! I believe that this is only the second time this has happened in Wellington. After being on the waiting list and on dialysis for nearly 5 years it really was a case of prayers answered. I'm incredibly thankful to the donor (who I have not met). It all went perfectly and the doctors said I was their star patient. By the way, if you want to be an organ donor, having it mentioned on your drivers licence is not enough (in fact it's irrelevant). You must tell your family/next of kin your wishes. They are the ones who make the decision in the event of your passing...

Anyway, back to ramping Groove up a gear. Lots of new music to get on-air.

Stay tuned and feel free to contact us for any reason.