Ijo Pona - harrogate blogger

A New Media

I set myself a challenge last week to try and listen to more radio, specifically Harrogate Community Radio. However, this Blog post references my hero, Don Quixote, the hidalgo from La Mancha. Some would say running an online radio station in a media saturated environment is a bit like Don Quixote’s Quest… but it all loops in to one story.

What I have gleaned from the reading Cervantes book, Don Quixote, is that the windmills weren’t his problem, it was the tilting.

In Cervantes’ day, ’tilting’ was a word for jousting. You tilted your lance at an enemy and attacked.

Don Quixote was noted for believing that the windmills in the distance were giants, and he spent his days on attack.

Cultural Shift can look like a windmill.

When we say, “the transition to a new place is making me uncomfortable,” we’ve expressed something truthful. But when we attack a windmill, we’ve wasted our time and missed an opportunity to focus on what matters instead.

I have been reading a bit (online/eReader) about “Change Agents”. A change agent is the external force that puts change into motion. The change agent, once identified, gives us an understanding of our options and the need to respond, not to react.

Every normal is a new normal, until it is replaced by another one. Hell, look at this Harrogate radio station….

So, if you want to become a self-styled Change Agent or just want to text all your mates that you are on the radio – get in contact with the station I volunteer at. Full details of what to do to get on the radio can be found at harrogateradio.link/opencall

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