Mike Dronkers: Moving on to KHSU
Today, Mike Dronkers slides from his radio stage at KHUM in Ferndale. In a week or so he’ll start immersing himself at his new job at Humboldt State University. In between, he’ll do a little backpacking. And we’ll all do a little grieving. His distinctive voice and his sweet nature won’t be gone though, he’ll just be working behind the scenes more.
Mike’s been a part of the good news of Humboldt since he started in radio 18 years ago. From encouraging the local live music scene to fostering the massive litter cleanups that have occurred this last year, Mike works at creating a better, more beautiful community.
Mike won’t be on the air as much at his new job (though he will be working with KHSU.) “I’ll be out of the spotlight,” he said. “I’m kind of excited about that.” He says that he doesn’t know yet precisely what he’ll be doing. But, he says, HSU gave “me a list of potential things I could do and I wanted to do all of them.” The official title is Digital Communications Coordinator but the specific details aren’t spelled out yet.
Whatever it is, we know Mike and we know one thing, he’ll be working to make the world in general and Humboldt in particular a community to be proud of.
“I like doing good things that make the world a better place,” Mike admits. Dang, we’re lucky to have him around even if he isn’t speaking to us in our living rooms as much as before.
Love you, Mike. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this new opportunity!
PS Can’t get enough of Mike? Listen to KMUD’s excellent piece on his departure here.