Jeff Davis KE9V recently tweeted “Cornbread Road Episode 1 – for old times sake, do you remember?” and posted the first episode at:
[Edit] When this article came live, Jeff KE9V had also posted episode #2 (linked below).
Jeff KE9V commented “I’ll be posting all 13 episodes again spread over several weeks. These were originally recorded starting June 2010 so it’s been a decade.” Back in 2010 Jeff KE9V posted this teaser for the series:
Deep in the Heartland a small group of ham radio enthusiasts enjoy an idyllic existence of wide open spaces, no antenna restrictions, low-noise levels, simple living, and good fellowship. But things aren’t exactly as they seem. Unexplained lights in the night sky, radio signals masked from the ether, strange late night visitors to this small farming community…
I listened to Cornbread Road when Jeff rolled it out https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/cornbread-road-jeff-ke9vs-work-a-different-kind-of-ham-radio-podcast/ , and wrote https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/cornbread-road-a-ke9v-audio-amateur-radio-novel-fully-on-line/ when the original 13 episodes were all put online.
I caught the re-release on Jeff KE9V’s Twitter feed – https://twitter.com/ke9v/
As Jeff KE9V likes to evolve his online presence, often taking down projects to make way for his next web efforts, shortly after my promo piece Cornbread Road disappeared until 2013, when Jeff KE9V did a first re-release adding a 14th Epilogue episode.
It is uncertain whether the epilogue will be re-issued this time, or if a new epilogue or additional episodes will appear (I’ve asked). I wrote about the 14 episode 2013 re-release https://k9zw.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/cornbread-road-audio-series-by-ke9v-returns-with-a-new-epilogue-episode/
Just like my 2011 and 2013 posts, I am not going to spoil any bit of the goodness by giving away the plot. Jeff KE9V did an awesome job recording his story and it is really a treat that he decided to reissue the series.
Here is the original episode list ([EDIT 24 AUG 20] I have tried to predict KE9V’s links based on the first 5 he posted. Each link will come live when KE9V releases each episode. If a link doesn’t work, please include the correct link in a comment and I will edit the list. As Jeff doesn’t leave thing up too long, suggest you take a listen or download the files):
Episode #1 Finding Paradise – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep1.mp3
Episode #2 The View from on Top – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep2.mp3
Episode #3 Secrets at the Anchor – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep3.mp3
Episode #4 Midnight in the Desert – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep4.mp3
Episode #5 Lazy Days of Summed – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep5.mp3
Episode #6 The Heart of the Matter – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep6.mp3
Episode #7 Getting on Board – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep7.mp3
Episode #8 The X Factor – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep8.mp3
Episode #9 Footprints in the Snow – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep9.mp3
Episode #10 The Onion Relay – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep10.mp3
Episode #11 Revelation – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep11.mp3
Episode #12 The Fox Hunt – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep12.mp3
Episode #13 The Sad Goodbye – https://ke9v.net/media/cbr_ep13.mp3
Episode #14 (epilogue) Return to Paradise Valley – Jeff hasn’t decided to re-release the epilogue this time around.
Narrated as only a master-storyteller can tell a tale, I think you will enjoy Cornbread Road. Enjoy!