Sunday, April 30, 2017
KFOR CONELRAD Signal Lost. Only Our Transmitter Remains.
KFOR Falls To Enemy Occupation Forces, Station Goes Dark
It's just Texas Arcane left now.
I was interviewed in 1975 by KFOR radio in Lincoln, Nebraska as the sole graduate of the last round of civil defense education at City Hall. Out of a class of more than 20 students, only four remained at the end of the term. Out of the four set to graduate and be certified, I alone showed up on the Saturday to receive my diploma and be inducted into the civil defense corps, which would formally cease to exist as a funded institution by the end of the year. I had come every week on Thursday riding the bus into Lincoln and quickly distinguished myself as the best student in the class by a very wide margin. I started to call myself "Texas Arcane" because the CDV-715 had a sticker on the back announcing it had been manufactured in "Texarkana, Texas." The radio jockey at KFOR asked me, "So Cleve, we hear you are a very bright young man. Apparently you have an entire portfolio of sketches of civil defense equipment you have designed. When are you planning to release some of your ideas?" I told him on the air, "Since I am the last civil defense officer in the Kennedy program, I plan when I report for duty to bring some really impressive new advances to the corps." That was 42 years ago. Still working on my premier product.