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Without our listeners...

It is an oft repeated quote at Bomb Shelter Radio, "Without our listeners, we are nothing."

It is easy enough to interpret that as "Thanks for listening, otherwise there would be no reason to do the show." While that is a true statement, there is a lot more to it. Over the years our listeners have contributed to the health of the station in many ways. Some have made bumps, short and often humorous sound clips that introduce the show. Others have provided music, technical help, graphics, advice, and made our chat room a fun and eclectic place to hang out. BTW, have you joined our slack channel yet? You can find an invite at

So, lets talk about the website for a bit. As our listeners know, I am no artist when it comes to web design. I grew up in the pre-CSS era, I hand coded HTML, and frankly those skilz run pretty deep in the cranium and probably couldn't be derailed without high explosives. So, when it came time to stand up the web server, I produced something that was, frankly, ugly. I made the joke (stolen from Jurassic Park) that "We had spared no expense" on the website, when really I hadn't expended much energy at all. OK, I thought it was funny and self-deprecating...

Enter one of our listeners, A Mr. Richard Fader of Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Umm... No... Start Again!

Dave "Taco Dave" Millar, known to many listeners by his previous handle "dreamisle", hammered out some simple and beautiful code for the website. All I had to do was add the typical BSR logo and the UTC clock, push it to the server, and (get your spice weasel)  BAM we have a good looking website.

Dave has a lot of nifty talents and been a friend of BSR for many years. A fine example of why our listeners help make the station better by sharing their talents with me, and with their fellow listeners. This is much appreciated by me, and I hope to be telling you more about our merry band of listeners and their contributions over time.

I highly recommend you check out Dave's website of projects and puzzles at I hope you check it out and enjoy it.

Finally, Dave has a great sense of humor. You can catch some of his latest amusing stuff in the BSR slack channel.



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