Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Back Up - Just Do It

The fact that you are reading this is the result of a very bad thing – followed in short order by a very good thing. The bad thing? My computer died. It was sudden and final on Thursday. I wasn’t there to witness its passing. I expected a quiet evening, only to be confronted by the Microsoft Blue Screen of Death. If ever there was a Greek or Roman god of digital stuff, that all-digital deity had it in for me. (Sigh!)

The good thing? Backup! My digital stuff – every last bit of my digital life – lives in three places. I accessed my backup files – typing this very missive and program schedule with my backup computer. Yes, I have one.

Digitally, this is not my first cataclysmic crash, nor will it be the last. How often? It happens roughly every 3-5 years. It’s never pleasant, but it is survivable.
Back Up - Just Do It
Back Up - Just Do It

Our lives are increasingly digital. Our computers and smartphones rule our day, making our lives easier, better – until they fail.

Failure is not an option. Not today.

That’s because backing up all my digital stuff is not an option.
It’s essential.

And – as always – Thank you for listening to wfpr●fm. And, thank you for watching.

by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 

P.S. It’s not too late to start a New Year’s resolution – backing up all your stuff.

Buy a small external hard drive. Then organize and make a backup copy of any digital files you regard as precious. Update your backup often, if not daily. Your future self will thank you.



  • 9:00a/12:00p /6:00p FPS Voice – Anne Marie Tracey, All about Franklin Public Schools
  • 10:00a/1:00p/7:00p The Wonderful World of Wine – Mark Lenzi, Kim Simone, All about wine, its culture, lore and finer points 
  • 11:00a/2:00p/8:00p Franklin Matters Radio – Steve Sherlock, Franklin and its local government, services and events


  • 9:00a/12:00p/6:00p The Tabernacle Choir, from Salt Lake City 
  • 10:00a/1:00p/7:00p Frank’s Music – Frank Falvey, Frank explores a range of music genres and artists 
  • 11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm Talkin’ the Blues – Jim Derick, Exploring the music of the great Blues tradition


  • 9:00a/12:00p /6:00p Chapters – Jim DerickInsightful, life-affirming stories and interviews 
  • 10:00a/1:00p/7:00p Music to Lift the Spirit - Jim Derick & Frank Falvey, An hour of uplifting music for all 
  • 11:00a/2:00p/8:00pm Senior Story Hour – Senior Center Scribblers Group, Original short stories presented by the authors


  • 3:00p Music of the Swingin’ Big Band Era
  • 4:00p Starlight Songs from the Great American Songbook

Listen each week on the air at 102●9 fm, and online at our website, wfpr●fm as we bring more of our community – to community radio.

Listen on the air at 102●9 fm, and online at our website, wfpr●fm
Listen on the air at 102●9 fm, and online at our website, wfpr●fm

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