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GM Update – July 2023

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July 20, 2023 - 10:39 am

Hot fun in the summertime, eh?

We have kicked off our new fiscal year at KBCS this month with a renewed focus on our ongoing infrastructure project to advance the technological evolution of the station. Our goal is to reach more potential listeners with a clearer, cleaner, and more consistent broadcast signal and more reliable online streaming quality and options. These upgrades will further both our academic and community outreach mission with greater programming diversity designed to attract and serve an even more diverse audience across the Puget Sound. Thanks to your reliable and generous financial support, we have secured the part-time services of a talented broadcast engineer to work with our Chief Engineer to complete the installation and activation of these new broadcast hardware and software upgrades.

The past fiscal year was a fundraising challenge for many nonprofit radio and television stations as our nation’s resilient economy continues to recover from the COVID pandemic shutdown and the chronic supply chain issues it created. Despite this challenge, KBCS was able to end the fiscal year on June 30th just shy of our ambitious fundraising goal but still respectable and in a much better place than I had originally feared. I want to personally thank everyone that stepped forward to contribute to KBCS this past fiscal year. It’s your regular donations, along with those of other listeners, that keep KBCS on the air.

I hope that you will be able to help us kick off this new fiscal year with a strong showing of support for KBCS and our 50-year tradition of local programming that informs, educates, and entertains everyone in our listening audience. You can make your donation online anytime online at kbcs.fm. Please consider setting up a monthly donation to help ensure a more consistent and reliable revenue stream for KBCS.

Quality is conformance to clearly defined requirements and I promise that we will continue to manage all aspects of KBCS services for continuous improvement. That is the hallmark of all successful nonprofit as well as for-profit businesses. At KBCS you can trust that we are good stewards of your financial donations. Remember; it takes a village of likeminded citizens, like you, to keep this fifty-year tradition of nonprofit educational radio on the air.

Again, thank you for your support.

Dana Lee Buckingham

General Manager and Proud Sustaining Contributor of Community Radio KBCS

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KBCS General Manager