Hank Sims / Wednesday, Nov. 27 @ 12:47 p.m. / Housekeeping
Friends: The Lost Coast Outpost is a morphous, ever-expanding beast of a website. Hulk-like in strength and also in color, it is forever bursting the seams that attempt to contain it.
And it is that time again! The Outpost is hiring!
We’re looking for an experienced hard news reporter to cover government, politics and miscellaneous other matters in Northern Humboldt. We want to find a self-starter with deep knowledge of Humboldt County society and a track record of bombshell scoops.
The successful applicant must write breezily and smooth, because the Web generation demands it. Radio experience a plus. We go on the radio sometimes.
Send your resume, clips, cover letters, etc. to Lost Coast Communications General Manager Tom Newhouse: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls.
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Hank Sims / Wednesday, Nov. 6 @ 3:20 p.m. / Housekeeping
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Hank Sims / Monday, Aug. 19 @ 6:40 a.m. / Housekeeping
Your Lost Coast Outpost is skedded to join Dennis Huber on KMUD’s always entertaining Monday Morning Magazine at 8 a.m. sharpish.
What will we talk about? I have no earthly idea.
That’s Monday Morning Magazine on KMUD — 88.1 FM in the Humboldt Bay Area, 91.1 FM in SoHum, at other frequencies elsewhere and streaming at kmud.org. Tune in!
Andrew Goff / Thursday, July 25 @ 8:08 a.m. / Housekeeping
Two weeks ago, your Lost Coast Outpost shared press releases chronicling a pair of marijuana grow busts (shocking) that occurred in Fieldbrook on Wiregrass Ridge Road. (See “Fieldbrook Arrests Lead to Marijuana and Meth” and “Another Big Bust in Fieldbrook—1449 Growing Plants Plus Leaky Generator, etc.“) We do that here.
But not so fast! Is the Wiregrass Ridge Road identified in the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press releases really in Fieldbrook? LoCO reader/Fieldbrook defender Lisa Samarron wrote us to call BS and take issue with the fact that her community was getting a bad rap by being associated with such activities. She even sent us in a Google maps screen shot to show us how far away the two locations are from one another.
We present her concern below:
To Whom It May Concern,
Wiregrass Ridge Road is NOT in Fieldbrook! It is much closer to Titlow Hill and Willow Creek. Also, the Mad River Beach Smash and Grabber Anthony Wayne George does not live in Fieldbook according to a friend who knows him. On our Face Book Group’s, “Fieldbrook Neighborhood Watch’ and ‘Everything Fieldbrook’, not one person knows of Mr. George living in Fieldbrook.
These two stories within a week are making Fieldbrook look bad. We have a very friendly, peaceful and safe community here. Sure, we have our moments but for the most part the criminal intent comes from outside Fieldbrook.
Our Fieldbrook market will be opening soon. We are excited about our new management and do not want any unwarranted “news” to detour visitors from visiting our wonderful community and newly revamped store and deli.
I am also posting most of this letter to the comments for the July 11 2013 story, ‘Fieldbrook Arrests Lead to Marijuana and Meth.’ The comments to be posted have been reviewed and approved by members of the Face Book Group, ‘Everything Fieldbrook Caifornia’.
In case you can’t tell, we love and are very proud of our little community here in Fieldbrook.
Please be a little more careful when associating us with your news stories.
I have attached a Google Earth photo to show the distance between Fieldbrook and Wingrass Ridge Road
Thank You For Your Time,
Couple notes: Lisa wrote us back to say that she later heard that Mr. George did live in Fieldbrook years ago — maybe he never changed his address, she theorized. Also, that is not the map Lisa sent us above. (See hers here.) We made this one to show what Google considers the borders of Fieldbrook’s census designated place and the approximate location of one of the busts mentioned above. Interestingly though, when we plugged in the address to get the purple marker, it listed it as being (gasp) in Fieldbrook, CA.
We’ll leave it to y’all to decide the spiritual borders of Fieldbrook.
Hank Sims / Wednesday, June 5 @ 1:49 p.m. / Housekeeping
A full eight months after our former mayordomo Patrick Cleary went over to the Humboldt Area Foundation, Ferndale’s Lost Coast Communications — home of radio stations KHUM, KWPT, KSLG and KXGO, as well as your Lost Coast Outpost — has hired a new general manager.
He is Tom Newhouse, most recently the sales manager at Hawaii’s Pacific Media Group — a local radio group that includes, perhaps most notably, Big Island powerhouse KAPA-FM, which is more or less the KHUM of the islands (or vice versa). Pacific Media also runs BigIslandNow.com, an Outpost-ish news site, as well as stations and websites on Maui.
“I am very much looking forward to joining the team at Lost Coast Communications,” Newhouse wrote the Outpost yesterday. “The combination of heritage radio stations, cutting-edge digital and online news sites mixed with a talented dedicated staff and a commitment to the community makes Lost Coast a great company with an exciting and vibrant future.”
Newhouse has worked most jobs in radio, it seems. His resume shows he’s done duty as a deejay, program director, salesman and sales manager. He’s also run restaurants, and was a partner in a boutique advertising company. He’s scheduled to begin work here June 24.
Cleary, who continues to be a major LCCI stockholder and member of its board of directors, told the Outpost earlier this afternoon that the company consciously took its time when searching for a new general manager. Over 80 qualified applications were submitted in response to the job notice — some of them “amazing,” Cleary said — and the search team wanted to be sure that it picked a person who has not only a thorough understanding of the industry, but also of the company’s relationship with the county.
“Tom has over 20 years experience and deep love of community radio,” Cleary said. “His work with KAPA proves a keen understanding for programming that serves the area. I think he will fit in well in Humboldt County, and I am very excited for the things he will accomplish.”