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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Some temporary pain for a longer term solution.

EDIT 10/28 - A friend who is also an engineer for one of the big stations in Las Vegas came to town over the weekend and helped me troubleshoot our switcher so we can get the new automation in gear.  On Monday I'll be making a down payment to make this happen thanks to a donation we received over the weekend.  

Ladies and gentlemen, YOU- our listeners are our greatest asset. Please support our advertisers. I have discovered over the years that when you speak the truth, some people don't like it. As a result, five of the biggest businesses in Ely want nothing to do with us.  Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!

EDIT 10/26 -  THANK YOU for your assistance!  We are 20% of the way to handling our problem and are working to a permanent solution.  I have confirmed that two shows will be leaving our station and I wish them well. We will continue to serve you as we always have.  I have also added our mailing address to those of you who are uncomfortable sending a gift over the Internet.

 KELY/Nevada Talk Network

HC 33, Box 33155

Ely, NV 89301

Original post

 HI, Wyatt here with a very informal, laying-it-on-the-line note for all of our friends.

First, a massive THANK YOU to all of you for understanding what trying times these last two years have been. Most of you know since the death of our CEO two years ago in September that we have been operating on a day-to-day basis, unable to make any long-term plans.  As such, capital expenditures have been impossible. Lots of deferred maintenance has been even more deferred. 

This last January we lost our primary program computer.  That took several weeks to cobble up a temporary solution while we finished handling some significant old indebtedness.  This week one of our primary program providers was given very short notice by their satellite host to sign a new long-term contract at a very high rate by the end of this month or lose their ability to transmit over their satellite channels. As such, at the end of the month, we may not be able to bring you some of your favorite programs on a temporary basis.  

That's the bad news.

The GOOD News is that I do have backup plans that are taking shape at this time.  New equipment is on the way (coming out of my own pocket, not the station's pocket) and we have a very good quote on replacement software that, while not cheap, is far less expensive than I might have hoped.  

Here's our problem. I appreciate EACH and EVERY advertiser that we have on the air with us.  I truly do.  But there are not enough advertisers to help us get over this hump.  

That's why I come to you, hat in hand, to ask your help.

Businesses: Call me at 775-293-7220 and I'll make you such a deal...

Listeners: You know the Buy Me A Coffee link I have on my webpage? I'm putting it here. Every dollar spent on this link will go toward the purchase of the needed software.  

Go to - Anything will be appreciated.  


Our mailing address is: 

KELY/Nevada Talk Network

HC 33 Box 33155

Ely, NV 89301

And whatever you can do, thanks.  Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated.