Personal Note From KCSR/KBPY News Director John Axtell

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     Last Wednesday was the 35th anniversary of my arrival in Chadron as news director of KCSR and KQSK, which were owned by the same company in those days.

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the first time I went on the air

I was a freshman at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and it was the first day of operation for KSLC, our little 10-watt FM station which could be heard up to about 10-miles away.

I had the last shift and did the sign-off for our first day of broadcasting.

    I’m not ready to drop the mic yet, and instead look forward to continuing to keep you informed on KCSR and KBPY for the foreseeable future.

29 thoughts on “Personal Note From KCSR/KBPY News Director John Axtell”

  1. John, I truly appreciate your thorough coverage of the news and events in our region. Counting on your continued service. Thank you for your years of dedication to your work of keeping us informed..

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  2. Congratulations, John, for your many years of dedication to radio. You are very much appreciated for keeping our area informed of the news and events and for your support of our community. I hope you will stick with us for many more years.

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  3. John! Congratulations to you on this signal achievement. You have been such an important part of our community. I hope to hear you bringing the news for many years to come!

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  4. Congratulations, fellow microphone friend in the industry! I feel lucky to know you and share the same passion I have for years myself. Let’s keep going as long as we can until the new technologies take us away! We are becoming obsolete??!
    Enjoy your anniversary.

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  5. I remember working with you when I lived in Chadron. I still remember you calling me January 2000 after the fireworks on 12-31-1999. Not to mention the news stories with Family Rescue. I have such fond memories of Chadron and the people in it.

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