All our programs and events will be cancelled for the month of August, so we can focus on our houses. We’re getting them ready to host “open times” after school, providing we get some student help. With the help of CSU, who are interested in working with us, interns/students will get a great deal on room accommodations by helping run programs and/or provide tech support. So far we’ve had very limited help, and it’s been grueling trying to do it all and finance the upkeep and bills of 3 houses. We’ve come to understand our limits, and how much we can physically do. We have yards that need work, weeding and gardens to water a radio station to run, equipment needed, programming needs, editing needs, marketing needs, and a whole lot of bookkeeping. So, we’ve done pretty well so far with our limited resources.
For the next month we’re going to be focusing mainly on our radio station, for which we have purchased a new transmitter and antenna to give us a better coverage . We’re also trying to get the website more functional, so we’re trying to podcast our shows for those who can’t get the radio station. We’re also having the RV painted (that’s going to require a whole lot of work to get all the decals off one side) before Mathew Taylor can start. All of this is possible because we sold a piece of land that was donated a couple years ago. After the city slapped week liens on it (from the previous owner) we were barely able to get enough to purchase these things, but we’re happy we don’t have to maintain that lot any longer and we’ll have a far better reach with our new equipment.
We are planning to do some art/painting outside the little red house and the media house over the next few weeks. We’ll be using the recording studio (as soon as we can figure out a way to keep it cool upstairs in this heat) for anyone wishing to record their music for the radio. If anyone would like to help with any aspect of our pursuit of bringing creativity to youth in Pueblo, it would be greatly appreciated.