Interested In Radio in Billings? Learn HAM Radio This Jan!
Ya know, back in my day... radio was THE solution to your music needs. No, I'm not as old as the Rocky Mountains, but in the 90s, we listened to either a cassette, CD, or the radio. But, with my mother always loving the music of my hometown station, we listened to that. And the news. And weather. And sports. (Shoutout to Brian Bennett for bringing us Montana News for the last 20+ years!... it feels that way, at least)
How Do You Get Into Radio?
Maybe I was a lucky duck for this, but back in High School, my mother took me to meet a guy named Terry. I'd never met him before in my life, as far as I knew, and she told me he had a job opening for a nerdy kid (like I was).
Little did I realize, that job would kick off one HECK of a spiral into radio life. How much of one? Well, I've been on the radio almost exclusively since then. Short of a 3-year hiatus working at a nightclub as the "DJ".
Otherwise, I've been firmly on the radio. It's essentially all I have known, as a job, for years. Though, I have a wide swath of talents I keep in reserve. Never know when you might need them!
Learning HAM Radio in Billings
What better way to learn HAM Radio than taking a four-hour class on it, and getting your FCC Technician License?
The class is on January 13th from 9 AM until 1 PM, inside the United Way Building at 2173 Overland Avenue.
What are your thoughts?
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