US$240 Donor Giveaway
US$240 in gifts available to donors
September 1 - January 31 2013
Read on to find out how to win!
Did you know that the Radio Heritage Foundation keeps radio memories
safe for Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia! We also look
after various radio guides you may have recently used. We're a busy
bunch of volunteers!
We're also kept busy with amateur radio history [many thousands of
QSL cards to catalog], vintage radio, US Armed Forces Radio history
and many other aspects of broadcasting across the entire region
including the Americas. We also have a wonderful collection of
European radio features including rare audio and images.
Sharing a Success Story
I'd like to share a remarkable story about how people like you help
keep these memories alive. Back in the early 1950's, tiny Canton
Island in the central Pacific was a refuelling stop for trans-Pacific
flights. US vice-president Richard Nixon spent about 90 minutes there
en route to Australia and New Zealand in 1953.
Fred Carpenter at local radio KIBS scored a coup by interviewing
Nixon and Mrs Nixon. The tapes were lost for almost 60 years,
recently discovered and recordings sent to us. It's a remarkable
tape with a very relaxed Mr Nixon chatting about his coming trip to
the Pacific and Asia.
© Steve Lewandowski Collection, Radio Heritage Foundation
Without the kindness of Fred's son, these tapes would have been lost
forever and we know many of you also have memories, tapes and items
about stations, personalities and events. We know, because we get
them all the time!
It's marvellous to keep these memories safe, in fact it's a privilege
to do so, and we're happy so many thousands of you find our website
and find things of interest.
Our radio guides are very popular, and we spend a lot of time keeping
these updated, tracking down new stations and keeping them up to date.
We're all volunteers and you can join the team today!
We're all volunteers, and can find different ways to help. Right now,
the biggest way you can help is by making a donation towards our
regular operational costs of just over US$400 a week. These are the
bills we have to pay others just to be here!
- Our August shortfall was US$1,440.42
- Our September target was met
- Our October shortfall was US$1,332.45
- Our November shortfall was US$647.08
- Our December target is US$1,833.46
- Our January target is US$1,833.46
Your US$6.25 will help us a lot this month!
Are you willing to donate US$6.25 in the next few days?... that's
about two nice cups of coffee... using the donation button below?
A Very Special US$240 Thank You
All donations received between September 1 and January 31 2013 go into
the draw to win one of these great gifts, some US$240 worth of
great reading in total:
- Radio Hauraki book 'Shoestring Pirates' signed by the author and
'Fresh Pacific Wind' a marvellous audio CD with great moments of
- Broadcasting on the Shortwaves 1945 to Today by Jerry Berg is a
masterpiece of radio history taking you inside the global world of
radio as an era fades away and these stations go silent
- Australian Radio History, the new fully revised and updated
version, signed by the author, and with the story behind 600 radio
stations that are familiar to generations of Aussie listeners.
It's only through public donations that we can continue being here to
keep the memories safe, as we get no funding from the radio industry
or the government, so that makes your US$6.25 so important to us.
As well as going into the draw to win one of these wonderful prizes,
all donors are acknowledged on our Supporters Roll
as a public thank you to our friends and supporters from all
over the world who make this project possible. Donations received
between September 1 and January 31 2013 are eligible for the draw.
Thanks so much for helping us keep the radio memories alive.
David Ricquish, Chairman