In the 7th grade, an English teacher dinged me for inconsistent verb tenses in a creative writing assignment, so I feel painted into a grammatical corner.
Between 1998 and 2001, I volunteered at KMHD. At the time, they had a few paid administrative positions, but the DJs, sound technicians, etc. were volunteers. Once I left the radio station, I lost touch with its internal operations.
When the OPB/Mount Hood Community College partnership started, I was not clear on whether volunteers were welcome at the new KMHD studios. I recall reading that the show Homegrown Jazz was forced off the air during the transition because the only room at the OPB building that was large enough to use as a performance space was a TV studio, and there were rules in place prohibiting volunteers from using the equipment in this room. At Mount Hood Community College, Homegrown Jazz used the school’s band room as a performance space.