Thursday, February 23, 2023

No News Here

 I used to be in the news business. I would get on the radio and tell you about such things as Highway 101 being completely closed north of Trinidad, not once but twice since I have been out of the business.

A wind event caused downed trees to close the road earlier in the year and today, it's a coastal snow event.

US 101 is closed north of Eureka this morning due to snow between Trinidad and Klamath. 

But instead of that news, how about some snow pictures?

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Royal Canadian Airforce

 Eureka was just buzzed by a large grey plane that appears to be from The Royal Canadian Airforce. 

The plane was flying as low as 75 feet above the coast. 

Monday, February 6, 2023

Help With Heat Could Be On It's Way!

 Natural Gas Rebate could be on it's way for Californian's. 

SACRAMENTO – As millions of California families experience soaring gas utility bills, Governor Gavin Newsom took action today urging the federal government to investigate the recent price spike affecting the Western U.S. and highlighted the state’s action to provide relief to Californians.

In a letter to the federal agency responsible for regulating wholesale natural gas, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Governor requested that the agency “immediately focus its investigatory resources on assessing whether market manipulation, anticompetitive behavior, or other anomalous activities are driving these ongoing elevated prices in the western gas markets.”

Additionally, millions of Californians will soon see relief from high utility bills – with credits of $90 to $120 showing up on gas and electric bills as soon as next month.

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Talk Becomes A Juke Box

 For over 20 years, I have been involved with KGOE as a part of Bicoastal Media's Eureka Ca. operation.

                                             Tom Sebourn Left and former DJ Pete Meyer Right.

The signal goes way back to KIEM in the late 1930's which later became a TV station. It had several formats and call letters as the origins of KRED. The 1480 signal used to be home to Rollin and Dana both DJ's still on in Eureka. They tell a story about being live on air together one stormy morning and banter in the studio led to one of them saying in response to something mentioned on the show if it didn't happen "may god strike me dead". Just then a bolt of lightning hit the north tower of the am signal that in those days went from Eureka to the Golden Gate Bridge along the coast. It was a north and south signal that went away that day. Since then the station was relicensed to broadcast in a more circular pattern.  

When I started, KGOE was a simulcast of KGO out of San Francisco. When the feed went down we dialed a phone and coupled it but the sound wasn't great when that happened. The Ownership wanted to create it's own talk station and they called it Extreme Talk and a couple of shows didn't go over so well. Tom Leykis was one of them. 

Recently the station got a FM translator at 92.7 FM in Eureka. Even with this, the format was not as easy to sell for our sales staff as music and sports. 

Enter in a new General Manager for the cluster of stations and the numbers showed they either need to make a change or let the signal go dark like many other AM stations in the country. 

I feel for the older listeners that don't have smart phones or computers and rely on broadcast for their information and entertainment. KGOE was not only entertaining most of the time, it was also very informative for a free product over the air. 

Unlike some format changes, changing live talk to canned music can feel like a huge disconnect. 

I too miss my talk radio host friends. Many of them I have had conversations and done business with for two decades. 

Just know that the shows that we dropped are now available to any other station in the Eureka/Humboldt County market to pick up. If someone from another station is interested in any of the shows we used to carry locally they can contact me at and I will help them get in touch with the various shows for local airing. 

Thanks for the great run on KGOE! I feel blessed and lucky to have been such a big part of something so positive and informative. I have learned a lot but wouldn't trade the experience for anything. 

I will still be doing things for Bicoastal Media in Eureka and would like to note that another Bicoastal Media station in Coos Bay Oregon carries Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann live which can be listened to via internet at this address:

Thanks again for listening and I hope you enjoy the new station KEJB 1480 The Juke Box.

Tom Sebourn former Program Director of KGOE in Eureka Ca. 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Changes Are On The Way

Some big changes are coming. I can't say what or why yet but many local readers of this blog may notice them in February.

I will have more about this in a few days. Until then as they say, stay tuned and be well. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

California Moves To Protect Women Seeking Reproductive Care

 Governor Newsom Signs Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and Attorney General Bonta’s Groundbreaking Legislation Protecting Digital Information on Abortion

Amendments to AB 1242 protect digital information stored by California companies

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s bill AB 1242, sponsored by Attorney General Rob Bonta, has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom and will go into effect immediately. The law forges a legal path to protect reproductive digital information handled by companies incorporated or headquartered in California. The bill also prevents the arrest of individuals or the disclosure by law enforcement of information in an investigation related to any abortion already legal in California. Together, these provisions ensure that California courts and California laws cannot be used to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of abortion-related actions that are legal under California law.

"California is leading the nation when it comes to protecting reproductive rights – I’m grateful that Governor Newsom continued to advance this mission by signing AB 1242 into law today," said Attorney General Bonta. "This first-in-the-nation law helps shield those seeking or providing reproductive healthcare against wrongful prosecution and ensures that California laws and California courts are not used to facilitate investigation or prosecution of abortion-related actions that are legal in our state. I’m proud to have sponsored this important legislation by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan, and I will continue to use every tool in the toolbox to protect reproductive rights.”

“California is setting a national privacy standard,” said Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan. “As pro-choice states, we must be just as proactive in protecting abortion rights as extremist states have been in destroying them.”

AB 1242 prohibits the arrest of anyone for aiding or performing a lawful abortion in California and prohibits California law enforcement from sharing information or assisting in an investigation related to a lawful abortion with out-of-state agencies. Additionally, the bill requires out-of-state law enforcement agencies seeking data or records from corporations in California using our warrant streamlining law to provide an attestation that the investigation does not involve any crime related to an abortion that is lawful under California law. In sum, these provisions ensure that California courts and California laws are not used to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of abortion-related actions that are legal under California law.

AB 1242 takes an innovative legal approach to protect user data. The law blocks out-of-state law enforcement officers from using our laws to execute search warrants on California corporations in furtherance of enforcing or investigating an anti-abortion crime. For example, if another state wants to track the movement of a woman traveling to California seeking reproductive health care, the state would be blocked from accessing cell phone site tower location data of the woman by serving a warrant to the tech company in California. In addition, if another state wants Google search history from a particular IP address, it could not serve an out-of-state search warrant at Google headquarters in California without an attestation that the evidence is not related to investigation into abortion services.

The bill was joint-authored by Assemblymember Mia Bonta (D-Oakland) and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), and co-authored by Assemblymembers Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Boerner-Horvath, (D-Oceanside), Calderon (D-Whittier), Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), Cervantes (D-Corona), Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), Holden (D-Claremont), Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Friedman (D-Glendale), Haney (D-San Francisco), Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Rubio (D-West Covina), Petrie-Norris (D-Newport Beach), Weber (D-San Diego), Wicks (D-Berkeley) and Wilson (D-Fairfield), Senators Wiener (D-San Francisco), Caballero (D-Merced), Skinner (D-Oakland), and Pro Tem Atkins (D-San Diego).

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital Radiothon Eureka and Crescent City

 Since the Bicoastal Media radio stations in Eureka Ca. started raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital over 2 million dollars have been raised to help children fight cancer and other diseases.

It is happening again this Thursday and Friday on three great FM music stations and on three different genres. It goes from 6 am to 7 pm Pacific on the following Eureka California stations. and how it all started. It's Hot Country at 92.3 FM. 

Other formats in the radiothon are Classic Hits at at 105.5 FM and Power 96 FM Today's Best Hit Music at 96.3 on the local dial also available at  Pick either Rollin on kred, The Rock and Roll Burlyman on Cool 105 or Jase on Power 96.3

Call between the hours of 6 am to 7 pm 1-800-942-8771 to become a partner in hope.

For Crescent City use the KCRE website at

We can change the world. One child at a time. 

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