MILOFM PRESENTS: NEWS YOU WON'T USE
Presenting (fake and real) news you could care less about but are still curious to read. The majority of these are outdated but funny to read. They are pretty irrelevant now. The MiloFM news concerns our station.
As of 3-19-09
MILOFM Inside Report
We are back after a nasty computer virus knocked out the main computer that handles the audio and such for the station. We were off air for at least four days, but we're back on. Please pardon our scheduling mess as the virus completely deleted all files we had. Don't worry, the music is fine. We'll also still run C2C, and Between the Lines on their normal schedule. The 80s show will be temporary on hold until we can fix the schedule up.
Also, give us a few more days to get back to normal operating status. The antenna system is fine, the transmitter is fine, the computer is missing some programs. The frontpage of the station has been updated to reflect the fact that we're back! Give us a listen.
MILOFM Inside Report
MILOFM Status updates for you. What have we been up to and more!
MILOFM is still operating and as of a few days ago, we're now covering the east better. Just today I tested the station out up in the parking lot of Home Depot on 3300 south and could hear it. The coverage map may be revised soon, I don't know. We lost Randi Rhodes a few weeks ago when Nova M Radio, her network, mysteriously dropped her from their lineup and replaced her with Nancy Skinner. Thinking this would be temporary, (I thought she was sick) I aired the Nancy Skinner program up until last week. I really wish she would return to the airwaves, as we would be delighted to air her program again. As far as Mike Malloy ever coming back to our line up, given all the crap that is happening with his networks, the chances of this aren't likely. Plus this means the Retro show runs its proper time allotment now, without an hour missing. We added some new music and the playlist file on the main page will be updated to reflect the new stuff. We also pledge that all of our music is hand picked and not shoved down our throats like you'd see at a normal corporate radio station.
With Spring and Summer approaching, the chances of hearing MILOFM become greater and greater as the temperature rises. This is due to a phenomenon known as tropospheric ducting. This and, with upcoming temperature swings, will produce some neat effects that just might make our coverage area extend much farther than it is now.
As I was mentioning before, I upgraded several elements of the antenna system in order to provide a more stable signal in our frindge areas to the west and north. The north (and especially east) seemed to get better but thanks to many houses in the way, the west is still poor and the coverage map on the main page is pretty accurate. South is spotty and similar to what it was before.
To those of you who are either fans or who stumbled upon us by accident, we sincerely hope you enjoy the station and we'll continuing broadcasting commercial free goodness until our heads fall off.
I'm considering adding a donate button to the home page because this station is experiencing some of the same effects of other major radio stations due to the poor economy. Running this station costs money, mostly an electric and internet bill, and any help would be greatly appreciated. My electricity bill comes to around 70 dollars a month already. Can you believe that we only put out 20mW of power and the bill is that much? I can.
Again, thank you thank you thank you to all of our fans and listeners. We hope you like your neighborhood radio, since in all reality, other stations suck. We're commercial free all the way, we offer programs nobody else does, and we have about 10 gb worth of music listening pleasure playing every day. So long for now.
Salt Lake City Tristune
Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah's Freshman Seen as Very Imature
School started yesterday at the U, and already,
complaints about noise levels in the dorms on campus have come rushing
in. The complaints primarily originated from Sage Point, a dorm complex
located on the far northeast side of campus. Sage Point is where
incoming freshman are sent if there are not enough rooms in the Gateway
Heights complex, located to the north of Sage Point. "We have
been getting several complaints per day about the noise," says Michael
Pinder, resident director at the U. "Most of the complaints are of
freshman playing music too loud or shouting obscenities," he added.
Sage Point and the surrounding dorms were constructed in the early
2000s and were used extensively during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Senior
Dwight Stubers, who is majoring in Human Consumption says "the freshman
get worse and worse each year. They come in with the mentality that
they are still in high school and that they can get away with anything
they want," he commented. "Just wait till next semester, hopefully
reality will have kicked in by then," he later added. Resident Director
Michael Pinder stated that the noise problem will be addressed,
particularly in Sage Point and Gateway, and he added that written
warnings and possible expulsion from the resident halls is possible for
continued noise violations. The point is, no matter how old it makes me
look, turn your music down or else there will be hell to pay.
-Staff Writer Stu Lee Peters.
Green River, Wyoming
Construction Around City Very Sluggish.
You are driving into town and trying to get to
somewhere on the south side. What do you see? Construction everywhere.
The under pass near Railroad Avenue has been closed for a month and
already has caused numerous traffic jams downtown and at the
intersection of Uinta and Flaming Gorge Avenue. One particularly odd
aspect of this project is how long it will take before the bridge can
be open. Sure it will be open during the RiverFest later this month,
but it will then close for another three months. Why does it take three
months to renovate an underpass? Are the construction crews that the
city hires lazy, do they have their thumbs up their butts for 90% of
the day? It sure seems like it. Take a look at the apartment complexes
going up across from the recreation center. Am I the only one who
thinks that they are simply moving dirt back and forth every day? Is
this what we want everyone who comes to town to see? Construction crews
who can't manage to build a single building in three months. How come
the housing contractors in the new subdivision near the high school can
build a house in 2 weeks? What motivation must it take for the rest of
the city to complete projects in a timely manner. Do we have a lack of
employees or too many? Have we spread ourselves thin; I think very much
so. The city of Green River likes to believe its a massive community
with so many opportunities that one would think we're Salt Lake City
for pete sake. Reality check, this sure as heck aint Salt Lake. If it
was, we'd see improvements everywhere, as well as better roads, (esp.
in Winter) cops that actually have better things to do than pull the
same people over, over and over again. We are not Salt Lake City. We
are not a bustling community that actually has enough people to give a
hoot. We are Green River! Its time that the city got a kick in the
crotch and realized that we can't imitate a city with well over a
Green River, WY
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Local Cemetery Caretaker has Affair with 'Lawnmower.'
The local cemetery caretaker for the Rock Springs
Public Cemetery has apparently had an affair, with all things, a
lawnmower. The incident happened yesterday when employees at the city,
known as seasonals, confronted their supervisor when he had told them
to "go somewhere else" as he closed the door to the shed where the crew
keeps lawnmowers and other tools to maintain the cemetery. After
hearing some strange noises, the seasonals investigated and found the
caretaker apparently hugging and kissing the mower. The mower in
question is a Walker model, but further information has not been
released to the public. When captured committing the strange crime, the
caretaker told his seasonals that they could no longer use the mower,
as it was special and that anyone who rode it would be written up for
damaging critical parts. The seasonals contacted the parks department
supervisor who investigated the incident and found nothing was out of
the ordinary. He also later informed the seasonals that lawnmower abuse
was a "fire-able" offense at the city. Police are still investigating
to see if the supervisor was really just being rude, or following
protocol. No firings occurred at the time of writing.
Green River, Wyoming
New boardwalk causes bad tempers, disgruntled employees.
As if construction on the boardwalk couldn't be slower,
bad tempers and overall whiney-ness have slowed progress further, as
have lashes of anger and frustration over seemingly stupid reasons.
Reports are that seasonals, employees that only work during the summer
for the various departments of the city, were being treated unfairly
and that there was no excuse for the tempers of the so-called full time
employees. This was only occurring for the parks department as they are
the only city department replacing the boardwalk. Construction
particularly slowed last week during the removal process when a full
time employee who will not be named lashed out at a seasonal for no
apparent reason. The full timer, which has been informed of his bad
attitude and crustyness in prior incidents, was not investigated for
the incident, and corruption within the system seems very much apparent.