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Letter to the Editor: We Have a GREAT Community!


Posted September 21, 2022


Dear Editor:

I felt the need to write about this subject for quite a while now.


I truly feel we live in one of the best communities that there is. Whether it's due to great neighbors, supportive individuals in the community, great jobs, or the plethora of quality locally owned businesses, we live in a great Community.


And it’s one of those quality businesses that I have to talk about, because they do not get the amount of recognition that they deserve.


Our local Save-A-Lot is hands down one of the best resources we have in our awesome Community. If you are a patron of the store, you can see how great the store is as far as quality of the items sold, cleanliness in general of the inside and outside of the property, the friendliness of the staff, great pricing, and the list goes on and on.


But what I don’t think that most people know is how supportive to the community they are. The Kenney Fire Department has been doing an annual Chicken Fry every year for the past 40+ years. We found ourselves in a major dilemma a few years back when the Pandemic hit. Most of the items we got from all over the Community were out of stock with no possible way of getting in time. Many hours of brainstorming and lost sleep happened… until we reached out to Save-A-Lot.


They somehow got us EVERYTHING that we needed, and at a generous price. Since then, they have been nothing short of amazing to us in helping get the needed items and showing their continued support.


Both Dave Jackson and Jon Groves came to us this year during set-up and cooking to make sure everything was up to our standards, and of course it was.


Their generosity and support mean everything to us and we are truly grateful for them and the amazing business Dave runs.


There are so many great businesses in our Community who show their support to Non-Profit organizations like Kenney Fire Department, and we are truly blessed to live where we do.


Of these great businesses, Save-A-Lot is second to none. Keep running a great business, WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!


John Wrage

Kenney Fire Department

Fire Chief 

Station Editorial: What's Old is New Again


Posted September 9, 2022


This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.

What's old is new again.  That's the subject of an article on "theringer.com" headlined "Is Old Music Killing New Music?"  The sub-headline says that the power of nostalgia in pop culture is bringing old music back again.

The article by Ted Gioia goes on to say that the song of the summer was Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" from 1985, launched by the most-watched global TV show of the summer "Stranger Things" which pays homage to the 1980's.

And, the writer says the biggest movie hit of the summer, "Top Gun:  Maverick" is a sequel to the 1986 film.  That was 36 years ago!

He adds that the 5 biggest movies of the year were all sequels as well.  

The writer of the ringer.com article says consumption of new music is down while the growth is in what's called "catalog music," or older songs.

He adds Wall Street is paying attention.  Investment groups are buying rights to old music catalogs dating back to the 70's or even further back than that.  Why?  Because that's what people are BUYING and listening to!

The writer points out it's the first time in one thousand years that people are investing in OLD songs, saying that consumption of older music went from 67 to 73 percent from last year to this.

While as the song goes, "the times they are a changin'", the global population is waxing nostalgic for memories of simpler times when people actually got along.

I suspect Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, John Lennon, George Harrison, Andy Gibb, Tom Petty and thousands more singers that are in Rock and Roll Heaven, are having a celebration concert in heaven over the fact their music is "new" again.

Makes me feel good to play these and mamy other artists form the last over 40 years, on our Miller Media Group music stations.

Because, right now, in the times we're living in, what's old is new again, and that's a good thing.

That's our opinion, we welcome yours.  Our e-mail address is editorial@randyradio.com.

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