Like a Teenager

Greetings from my new office in the Journey’s new building!  Wanda, Giselle and Danae have been busy unpacking boxes and getting stuff put into their new spots. I’ve been mostly leaning against ice packs and supervising. Apparently, a 60-year-old manager shouldn’t be lifting heavy objects and crawling around on the floor like a teenager any longer.  Lesson learned.  And thanks to the folks at Greater Health in Cleburne for helping me recover from this lower back strain. It has been a bear. Apparently a 60-year-old manager doesn’t recover from injuries as quickly as a teenager, either.

We have tentatively scheduled a house warming/open house Saturday afternoon, July 27.  We’ll be giving you more details on the event soon.  But first, Mrs. Agee and I are going to spend some much-needed time off with family and friends out West. I’m in between classes, so no homework to worry about either. Thank you for your prayers and support. We are loving our new home.  God is so good to us.  Can’t wait to share it with you.

For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Mike Agee.

And We're In!!

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88.3 The Journey has a new home. Granted, it is a home full of boxes and stacks of stuff, equipment still waiting to be plugged in, wires to be run and connected in all three studios, and sound treatment to go up in two studios.  Still lots of things to do, and I‘m still uncertain it will all fit. Who knew we had this much stuff?  But the important stuff is working and we are still praising God through music and programs at 88.3 on the FM dial.

There are many people to thank for this new opportunity. First, the good folks at Texas Health Huguley Hospital for allowing us to use the building. Then several hundred of you who were part of Gideon’s Army and made the resources available for our move.  A big thanks to Mark, Josh and Rene and the rest of Bell Brothers Moving in Ft. Worth for a truck big enough to hold all of our stuff and for loading and unloading. That made the move a little easier.

Finally all glory, praise and thanks goes to our heavenly Father, from whom we receive all good things. Thank you for your prayers, your support, and for listening to the prompting of His Spirit. The Journey has been blessed beyond measure because of your faithfulness.

For 88.3 The Journey, I’m now a napping General Manager Mike Agee.

What a Week!

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We have a two-week window with engineers to build, move and reconfigure three studios.  As I write this, we are beginning the second week. Last week was a week of eighteen-hour days, with a 22-hour day thrown in for good measure, neck deep in cables, wires, equipment and studio furniture.  With a few more tweaks over the weekend, two of the three studios were ready to go Monday morning, ready for implementation of our new on-air system.  That started with the arrival of a factory engineer, as well as training for the staff on how the new system works and how we feed music, programming and voices.

The next few days should be interesting, to say the least. Your prayers, support and patience at my lack of opportunity to return phones calls and answer emails is appreciated, as I’m playing engineer gofer instead of general manager. The end is almost in sight. Tentative open house at this point is sometime the second weekend in June to show off the new digs.

Manager Mike