Harvey Smottle here. On December 30th, one day before the New Year, an alien spacecraft arrived over Dipperville. It was lauded as the long-expected rapture ship that failed to show up on five previous occasions. Related report. People were starting to wonder about how genuine Pastor deGoat's divine connections were. Arriving one day ahead of schedule, the ship's commander welcomed everyone in town aboard (everyone except me-I hate flying) and took off.
Since then I have been alone.
The enormous electromagnetic forces generated by the spaceship pretty much wiped out the town's computer-dependent infrastructure not to mention the New Year's ball which fell from the top of the Triple Collection Church of Better days, rolled down Main St. and leveled our KOEH radio station, which is listed on the register of historical buildings - at one time it was a feed barn on a Wells-Fargo route.
I need to decide whether to rebuild the station out of the debris or just walk away. I have heard nothing from the Cities (typical). I am moving the #2 portable emergency equipment into the Dipperville Surveillance Vehicle (DSV) as a temporary broadcasting solution and hope to be on air within two weeks.
I improvised a hand-cranked generator to drive an old IBM PC from the 80's that I found in the wreckage of the Mayor's office and jury rigged a wireless card, hauled the whole pile of hardware up to the crest of Cemetery Hill and picked up a signal so I could update this page and keep you, our faithful listeners, informed on the situation here in Dipperville, MN.
In the meantime, the folks at sister station KFAI will probably broadcast some earlier reports/shows.
KOEH 108.3 FM