Videos produced by KSQM’s own Ed Evans and Photographer Alan Halfhill!
KSQM FM TOWER UPDATE
Contractors have begun development of the site for KSQM’s new antenna and transmitter in the Blue Mountain foothills between Sequim and Port Angeles. Here’s an updated report on the progress of the project by KSQM News Director Ed Evans. The new tower will more than triple the station’s power from 700 to 2400 watts, and provide coverage to a much larger area across the Olympic Peninsula, including the city of Port Angeles.
Paddle to Quinault Tribal Canoe Arrival
More than 100 Tribal Canoes and some 900 paddlers began arriving Thursday, August 1 at Grenville Beach on the Washington coast in the Quinault Nation. Their arrival marks the beginning of a six day potlatch of singing, dancing and eating to celebrate tribal cultural and heritage. Jerry Decker of the KSQM news staff traveled to Taholah, and filed this report.
Tribal Canoe Rescue
The canoe crew from the Cowichan First Nation in Duncan, British Columbia was rescued by the US Coast Guard Monday, July 22 after their tribal canoe was swamped in the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The paddlers were participating in the second day of the paddle to to the Quinault Nation on the western coast of the Olympic National Park. Ed Evans of KSQM radio in Sequim has the story.
Grim Reaper Visits Sequim High School
Reporter Ed Evans and Photographer Alan Halfhill were at Sequim High School for the Grim Reaper Program.
Sequim Irrigation Festival Kickoff
Sequim’s 118th Annual Irrigation Festival is set to kickoff the week of May 3-12, 2013. The longest continuously running festival in Washington State’s history, festival organizers revealed their theme and parade float at a kickoff fundraising dinner at the Sequim area’s 7 Cedars casino. KSQM’s Ed Evans has the story.
Mikes Bikes to Change Names
A little bike store in Sequim, Washington is in a David vs. Goliath battle with a big bike store chain in California – and has been forced to change its name. Mike Wanner has been operating Mikes Bikes in the small North Olympic Peninsula town of Sequim, Washington for more than twelve years. But that’s all about to change.
Serenity House Moves
A thrift store moved in Sequim. It’s mission: to end homelessness in Clallam County.
First Federal radio tower to go up off Blue Mountain Road Video and story by Jeff Chew
KSQM TOWER GROUNDBREAKING
A groundbreaking ceremony at the site for a new broadcast tower for KSQM 91.5 FM in Sequim, WA. The ceremonial groundbreaking was attended by a number of Sequim, Port Angeles and Clallam County dignitaries. A new partnership was announced with First Federal Bank, the north Olympic Peninsula’s only locally owned bank. The tower has been named “Our First Fed Tower” to celebrate the partnership.
Happy Holidays from KSQM
12/06/12 Same Sex Marriage Goes Into Effect
The Same Sex Marriage law goes into effect in Washington State. KSQM’s Ed Evans and Alan Halfhill went to the Clallam County Courthouse to see if anybody showed up to get a marriage license at the Auditors office.