Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner for July 2016

At the outset – A big welcome to Seattle to our newest Chief Engineer – Matt Green. Matt is now in the seat once occupied by now retired Dwight Small. Then there was this announcement from Marvin Marcelo, GM of Northwest Public Radio and TV at the Murrow College of Communications at WSU – It…

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Clay’s Corner – June

Lots of EAS happenings this past month – Here is a quick look – REGIONAL IPAWS/EAS TEST – The test scheduled for June 9th has been rescheduled for June 15th due to the prior date conflicting with the Cascadia Rising exercise.    A couple of things about this – 1)          You will probably want to have…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Looks like continued donations for KPLU as they strive to become community owned radio station.   Helping with the process was a listener that said they would donate $500,000 if the listeners would do the same – It took them only 9 days to…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 Over the many years I have been working in this business, and writing this column, I run across the name of a  person that I have worked with in the past.  In this case Andy Laird.    First met Andy at West Tiger Mt…

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Clay’s Corner – March

Clay’s Corner – March

Providing news and views from a broadcast engineers perspective since September 1986 If you read this column regularly you may have noted the above header…Got thinking about the fact that this year will mark 30 years that I’ve been producing this creation….Thought it was time for a bit of dress-up.   Let me know what you…

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Clay’s Corner – February

Clay’s Corner – February

I guess I’ve always been a bit of a weather-nut…. When I was younger, before I discovered radio, I thought about getting into that field…. Perhaps this is why I write about our weather in this column? Looking back at 2015 some thoughts about this subject – Last Winter was a no-show.   Very little snow,…

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Clay’s Corner – January 2016

Clay’s Corner – January 2016

This past year I submitted a number of items related to the drought we were experiencing…Then, as Cliff Mass said would happen – A switch was thrown and we went from drought to deluge.   Finally, after perhaps after wading thru deep-water – the word has come down- The drought is officially over as of the…

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Clay’s Corner for December 2015

Clay’s Corner for December 2015

I was listening to Cliff Mass recently explain how the last week in October or the first week in November is the time that the weather-switch is thrown and, for us, we say goodbye to nice weather and hello to storms.   Boy was he right!.    Especially when I think about the fact that we had…

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Clay’s Corner for November 2015

Clay’s Corner for November 2015

The weather predictors are out with another forward guess – Bottom line – they think the coming months (for us) will be cooler and drier. The cool part is OK, but the dry part is scary. When you think back about this past winter. The map below shows brown for dryer and green for wetter.…

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Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner

Clay’s Corner – September Certainly one of the top stories this month has been the weather and our continued drought thats been punctuated by massive wildfires all over the area.    The following map underscores the situation.   I can’t recall ever a time when all of Western Washington is classified as either a severe or extreme…

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