Posted November 5, 2022
This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president. Well, it's the holiday season...the season of thanks for our many blessings and for the birth of Jesus Christ.
Despite another year of rancor and division in our country, we still live in the greatest country in the world, where we can do and say just about anything as long as we follow the rule of law. Not many countries have the freedoms we do and many times we don't stop and think about it.
Time marches on for us all. I thank God for my faith, my family, and for the extended family I have in every one of you, our listeners.
I'll be celebrating 50 years in the radio business I love, in 2023.
I've been blessed to have been part of the Taylorville-Shelbyville-Pana communities with our Taylorville cluster of stations the past 30 years, and 15 years in our Clinton-Monticello-Lincoln markets.
Our 2 legacy stations this year celebrated anniversaries, too. WTIM in Taylorville threw a party in May with the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce to honor that station's 70th anniversary, and WHOW in Clinton is celebrating 75 years of service with a fun evening as well.
While all of us have challenges every day, it's important to stop, reflect, and be thankful for all that God has given each of us.
May you and your family have a most blessed holiday season, and may the love we share this time of year extend into the new year ahead.
Quoting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow from the poem "The Harvest Moon":
"It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!"
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