As we enter the (probable) slow-slog-to-containment phase of the Slater Fire, with not as much happening for us to report, KXCJ has downgraded our daily reporting schedule from top of every hour, 9am to 8pm (sometimes even later!) to noon, 4pm, and 7pm, starting today, Mon 21 Sept.
If the fire blows up again, we will step up our frequency of reporting, of course.
I want to acknowledge that KXCJ has never received more feedback and thanks from listeners than these past two weeks, since we began doing these updates, starting right the next morning after the fire was first reported!
My deep thanks to all those DJs who have truly gone above and beyond to provide this crucial public safety service to the people of the Illinois Valley!
As we have done since before we even got on the air, we will continue to build good working relationships with local, county and state emergency services, so that we can do the best job we can to provide timely and factual public safety information before, during, and after emergencies of all kinds.
My deep thanks also go out to all of you who have stood by KXCJ through the long process of getting on the air-- now nearly four years ago-- and who are continuing to support this amazing, ever-growing project through our current challenge, as we hire our next Station Manager, who'll lead KXCJ to its full flowering!
My sweetie Nellie and i are sad to leave all our friends and this lovely valley, but we're also happy that we're able to relocate and become full-time caregivers to my parents.
Dear listeners and supporters!
KXCJ-LP will be simulcasting tonight's inter-agency Slater Fire briefing at 5pm.
You can listen on the air at 105.7FM or at kxcj.org and click on the "Listen Now" button.
KXCJ will continue to air top-of-the hour Slater Fire updates and Community
Resource Info round-ups from 9AM to 8PM daily, as much as we're able,
with the remaining un-evacuated and all-volunteer staff that we have!
We're here for you!
KXCJ-LP Stn Mgr
Since the Slater Fire blew up, we've swung into action doing what community-based radio does best: serving our listeners and the larger community by providing up-to-date factual information throughout this emergency. At the top of every hour, from roughly 9am to 8pm every day, we are presenting Slater Fire updates, along with current road closures and evacuation orders, and giving out contact info for local resources, evac centers, emergency food and clothing, and pointing folks to further official info, websites, and maps.
Please remember that we're all volunteers here-- like so many others in our community, doing so many crucial jobs right now!-- and we're all rising to meet this crisis and learning as we go.
We will continue to be there for you, just as you have been there for us, every step along the way since our first broadcast, nearly four years ago!
Tune in tonight at 7PM to hear the live talk happening at Illinois Valley Fire Department with Chief John Holmes.
Dear KXCJ friends, listeners and supporters,
KXCJ is at a big fork in the road! We've been on the air for almost four years and together as a community, we've created a vibrant, fun, and valuable resource right here in the Illinois Valley. After nearly seven years with KXCJ, I am leaving the Valley and along with my sweetie, Nellie, will be caring for my folks full time down in California. As difficult as it was to make the decision to leave, we feel it's the right one.
The big task we are now facing is finding the next Station Manager! KXCJ has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise a Station Manager salary in three weeks! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help ensure the continued growth and stability of KXCJ into the coming years. Here is the link to our campaign: gofundme.com/20K-for-KXCJ
Of course there are other ways to contribute! You can also send a check to: KXCJ PO BOX 2518 Cave Junction OR 97523
Want to make a donation face-to-face? Call the station at 541-592-4112 and we'll make it happen!
Thanks so much!