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KPCC bids Pasadena City College farewell

February 10, 2010

I’m the morning guy at 89.3 KPCC. For the past 9 years and 5 months, I’ve driven to work in the dark, pulled into the northeast parking lot of Pasadena City College, backed into a space near the loading bay, and walked to my desk in the Media Center.

I put my keys in a drawer, lined my coffee maker with a #4 filter, scooped in some half-decaf, and carried the water basket down the hall.

Last summer, my doctor said he wanted me to eat two hardboiled eggs every morning, so I would crack away the shells and fill the water basket, return to my desk and get the coffee going.

This ritual changes tomorrow.

Today is KPCC’s last day occupying studios on the campus of Pasadena City College. The last time I’ll put a gold key into the back door. The last time I’ll type on this keyboard. The last time I’ll crane to watch CNN or Channel 5 on a TV that’s a little too high on a wall that’s a little too close. It’s the last time I’ll wipe the dust off this monitor – and the other monitor where I look at traffic sites. It’s the last time I’ll see… all of this.

I’ll still drive to work in the dark, crack eggs and make coffee, but I’ll do it at our new facility on Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, the Mohn Broadcast Center.

Talk about an improvement in real estate. You may hear a difference – we seem to sound crisper from there. Maybe it’s just being a half block from Jones Coffee. Tests to follow.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2010 12:34 pm

    Change is good, even if we are creatures of habit.
    Good luck!

  2. KXF permalink
    February 14, 2010 7:22 am

    Incredibly, those pics of the “old” work spaces already look dated! See you in the new digs.

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