Lunch to launch
The Sheet, thanks to radio veteran Darrell Johnson, is about to venture into the internet broadcasting business.
Starting Tuesday, November 17, Johnson, the station’s General Manager, will host a morning show at www.thesheetradio.com from 7-11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Johnson will be joined regularly by Sheet contributor Colin Wolf.
Johnson moved to the Eastern Sierra in 2007 from New Orleans. His commercial radio background includes stops in Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville and Washington, D.C.
His goal is to create a high energy broadcast station that caters to locals and visitors alike.
It will give you all the news, weather and information you’d receive at any typical commercial broadcast station. The difference with internet broadcasting is that it’s uncensored and you can listen to it from anywhere.
Lunch is particularly enthused by the potential synergy of The Sheet’s news and radio enterprises.
“This gives us a chance to broaden our scope and reach Mammoth visitors before they even arrive.”
“And from a community perspective, this gives us a chance to make Mammoth as compelling to the world as it is to those of us who live here. As Darrell has said to me over and over again the past several weeks, ‘We want to let people know there’s something happening in Mammoth every night.’”
Johnson, 34, plans to apply the same guerrilla techniques he’s used in other markets to push Sheet radio.
“We want to be everywhere and talking to everyone.”
For example, Friday morning broadcasts will be conducted live at Stellar Brew every Friday morning starting Nov. 20.
Later that night, thesheetradio.com launch party will be held at Whiskey Creek. Again, the event will feature a live broadcast.
Ultimately, said Johnson, the schedule will broaden to include more live shows in the future.
What music can you expect to hear at thesheetradio.com? “Energetic,” says Johnson. “Anything from classic rock to hip hop.”
Lunch and Johnson are currently in heated debate as to whether Knights in White Satin by the Moody Blues should be on the playlist. Johnson says it’s programmed in. Lunch hates it.
Music and program suggestions can be emailed to email@example.com.
Businesses interested in advertisings on the station can call Johnson at 213.949.5148.
The plays are the thing …
Jonesing for some live theater? You’re in luck, with two shows opening over the next few days with something for everybody.
First, on Saturday Nov. 7, the new Mammoth Lakes Repertory Company opens its first full-fledged production, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” in the Mammoth Luxury Outlets Mall.
Director Shira Dubrovner said the space, an annex within an office building, lends itself to the intimate WWII drama, based on the actual diary of the real Anne Frank, who hid for two years in a small attic apartment upstairs from an Amsterdam business. “It’s very voyeuristic, as if you’re watching it happen right in front of you. It makes it more moving, takes the audience to a higher level of realism.”
For showtimes and reservations, see the ad in this issue, or call 760.709.1981.
And on Monday, Nov. 9, Sierra Classic Theatre’s Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser is back with “The Art of Murder.” As with the past two productions, “Ski Dance of Death” and “Trout of Terror,” the SCT troupe once again skewers local goings-on, this time lampooning the Mammoth arts community.
It’s opening night of the Boomtown Thespians’ annual murder mystery fundraiser, its 10-year anniversary. The small town community theater group has seen success beyond its wildest dreams. Boomtown once boasted two arts centers, drawing audiences from around the globe. Unfortunately, both are now gone (one turned into a world-renowned ski dancing training center, the other a trout fishing megastore). The director hopes to get financial backing to create a third arts center by putting on the best murder mystery dinner ever, and everything goes great … until someone is really murdered!
Find out whodunit at Tamarack Lodge (Nov. 9-11, call 760.934.2442) or Tom’s Place (Nov. 17-18, call 760.935.4239), or visit www.sierraclassictheatre.org. See the ad in this week’s issue for details.
Food pantry opens
We’re all being affected by these tough economic times. To help out those in need, the Mammoth Lakes Lutheran Church has opened a food pantry, available to individuals and families in need of assistance.
Stop by the church at 379 Old Mammoth Rd. (at the corner of Old Mammoth Rd. & Meridian Blvd.,) Fridays between 2-5 p.m. For additional info, call 760.934.4051.
Spike’s got a discount section
If you’re looking for some deals on beer, wine and liquor, Mammoth Liquor’s sporting a new discount section. And it’s not just discount Thunderbird. There will be deals from top shelf to bottom, and yes, “I’ve even got some bottles of Maker’s over there,” said Spike.
Spike said he’s condensed his food section a little bit to create some space, and was inspired to do a little rearranging after checking out a “cool setup” of a liquor store in Las Vegas he recently visited.
The goal: Create more traffic and give people some good deals.
National game day at library
Wii Sports, Guitar Hero … even Twister, get your game ON as Mammoth Lakes Library, ASA and Hasbro host National Game Day at Mammoth Lakes LIbrary on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 2-4 p.m.
Snacks, prizes and raffles and all kinds of cools stuff will be on the menu.
More info: 760.934.4777.
Attention military families
A group of concerned locals said they are looking for help from the Eastern Sierra community to put together a list of men and women from this area who are serving in the Military. Impressed by the efforts of the Moms Club in Bishop, who do “a fabulous job in staying in touch with our Military loved ones serving our country faithfully,” the idea is to do something along those lines here.
If you have a loved one, or the name and mailing information of a soldier serving our country from Mono County, they’d love it if you’d pass that information along. The plan is to send the troops care packages for Christmas containing treats, sundries, letters from school kids, local newspapers etc., to keep them in touch with their home and let them know we’re thinking of them. Send contact information for a soldier to MammothTroops@yahoo.com, or Mammoth Troops P.O. Box 2063, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546. Donations welcome.