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The new American job: Part time?
Part-Time Job: Start A Radio Station
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I'm a veteran radio broadcaster of 30 years. After two layoffs in two years, I started my own internet radio station in Denver called K-High at www.khigh.net. K-High plays Smooth Jazz, a format not currently heard in Denver, Colorado, except on my station. I also work part-time for Dial-Global Radio Networks, and Radio Forecast Network, doing music entertainment shows and weather forecasts coast-to-coast. So in essence, I'm working three part-time jobs to replace one high-paying full-time job. Starting K-High required some investment of money I'd saved while employed full-time in radio. In the current economy, it seems best to diversify with part-time work, so if one job goes away, I'm not totally crippled. Plus, owning a business, I have some control over my destiny. I've decided to use the skills I've developed, and deploy them over several part-time platforms to survive, at least in the short-term.