Monday, January 3, 2011
Happy New Year
Let me first thank everyone for making 2010 an awesome year here at KMXT. It is a privilege and an honor for me to get to participate in this station, and I really can't say enough about the positive role I believe KMXT plays in the Kodiak community. I'm certainly looking forward to all 2011 has in store for the volunteers, the station and the community!
It was suggested to me several years ago that in lieu of making resolutions for the new year, a more affirmative alternative is to look back on the coming year as though it were New Year's Eve of the following year. So I'm jumping ahead to December 31, 2011 and reflecting on what a good 2011 we had.
KMXT's Volunteers came out swinging in 2011!
From day one of this year, the On-Air Volunteers were in top form. We trained a record number of new volunteers this year, and got lots of additional production training for veterans. We're solidly into producing awesome local programs for HD-2 and HD-3, and KMXT 100.1 FM is thriving with stronger-than-ever shows. We even had a music show get picked up nationally! Well played!
KMXT's 35th Year one for the record books!
Building on the momentum of our Fall/Winter 2010 Membership drive, KMXT's fund raising efforts in 2011 have been the best we've ever seen. More segments of the community are taking pride and ownership in KMXT, and every day this year brought new ways of meeting our mission:
...to educate, entertain, enlighten and empower the public; to foster a deeper understanding of events, ideas and cultures in a fair and responsible manner; to provide a communications and emergency link; and to encourage public participation in this mission...
Thanks to everyone for participating!
The historic programming during the year was excellent. It was super cool to hear snippets from our history as a station as well as our history as a community.
We had top-billed entertainers stop by the station and perform live, in addition to their shows in town. Pam's tour with Lindsey Buckingham was a smashing success!
KMXT's News team at the top of their game!
The KMXT News Team continues to be unstoppable. Jay, Jacob, and Maggie received many accolades and awards from their fellow broadcasters and national news organizations, not to mention Jay's Nobel Peace Prize and Jacob's Nobel Prize for Chemistry. And we get to hear them every day! The Alaska Fisheries Report celebrated its 25th year and continues to be a bright spot on radio stations across the state! And who could forget the news of the year, Jock-of-the-Rock won a Peabody Award! Well done guys!
Infinite thanks to YOU for making 2011 our best year yet!
This station doesn't happen without you. Thank you for all you do! Here's to a great 2012!
When you look back on this coming year, what do you see yourself and the station having accomplished? Post your thoughts in the comments below. Happy New Year!