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Saturday, January 26, 2013

LPFM plans for 2013 and my foray into a home-based baking business

For someone that worked as a writer once upon a time, you would think I would write more. I probably should.

I have a couple of things I want to share with you.

The quest for a low power FM (LPFM) radio station is ON. I am going to give this one last major, all-out push. My dream is to bring a       slightlu softer country/oldies/standards station to the Tallahassee area. This 100 watt FM, with an opportunity to own a couple of translators to expand coverage, is my last hope of being able to do so.

Should it succeed, well, I will be up to the challenges that come with operating a radio station. I am no stranger to it, having spent most of my working years in the radio business.

Should the effory not be successful, I am done with terrestrial radio for good. Yes, I am that discouraged with the state of the radio industry itself. It is LPFM or bust as far as I'm concerned. There is no opportunity in the local terrestrial radio scene. I'm become wary of getting my hopes up only to have them dashed. I'm done with it.

I have also begun preparation for a totally unrelated business. I really like baking - and now it is legal in Florida to gave a cottage food business from home.

It is now legal to prepare and sell directly to consumers certain foods, primarily related to baked goods such as cakes, cookies, breads, and such. It is restrictive - but the law allows the cottage food business to earn $15,000 annually in gross sales

I have been practicing my bread making skills, which I have not used in a while. I made desserts for several Christmas functions, an elementary school event, and a family event during December. I will soon have a regular bread customer.

Baking is therapeutic for me in some ways. It gives me a total break from the burdens of radio.

If preachers can be bi-vocational, so can a "tired of living in poverty" blind radio guy. I hope cookies and breads are easier to sell than advertising is!!

 

 

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