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Methow Valley hears radio station’s cry for help

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TWISP — When lightning knocked out KTRT’s equipment on McClure Mountain above Twisp in August, station manager Don Ashford admits he was more than a little freaked out.

“It was like terror seizing my heart,” he recalls. And understandably so. Anyone in radio knows that dead air is a radio station’s worst enemy.

Then, true to the calm radio voice that has soothed Methow Valley listeners for years, Ashford decided maybe it’s not such a bad thing for people to…

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