Friday, December 19, 2014

Letter From the Editor

By Joe Nelson

   This time of year, radio slows to a crawl. Maybe there are a couple stations temporarily flipping to holiday format, perhaps some staff changes. It is nice to take a breather for a few weeks.
   This year I welcome it even more as it has been a true struggle for me, possibly my most challenging yet. I am writing this letter to explain the little extra lull on SDR than normal.
   Without getting into every minute detail, I had major financial issues, some health concerns, some problems with my own family, work has been more difficult than ever before and I must give that one my 100%, of course. First and foremost, my mom fell a couple months ago and broke her hip. That, coupled with her on oxygen 24/7, emphysema, and COPD, it was just too much and she has been placed on hospice. She is relaxing comfortably at home now, happy and contend, but bed-bound. This has been incredibly pressing on me, my own family, my three siblings and of course my dad.

   I write this not as a 'give me sympathy' letter, but just so everyone knows where I am. I will continue to do SDR, I will give it everything I have, as I always have. Your contributions are important to me as well, sending me information, press releases, etc.
   2015 will be huge for SDR as I am currently working with an IT pro and we will be moving it to WordPress. This will allow a multitude of features that Blogger did not support. There will be tabs for different categories, stations, and personalities and much more.
   I wish you all a Merry Christmas, or however it may fit your preference. A Happy New Year as well, next year will be much better!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Joe. Life has its ups and downs, but everything works out eventually. Stay positive!

Robert Barton said...

Thank you for all you do Joe. I hope things get better for your family.

Good luck with the new website format, I look forward to the new enhancements.

Best wishes to you and everyone for a healthy and happy New Year!

Robert

Chris Carmichael said...

Good for you Joe. Family first.