Monday, September 8, 2008

Whew! An update on World War II Radio Heroes

Hello good people.

My apologies for being so quiet for a few months.

We are in the recording studio now finishing up the audio book version of World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion. I have had the great pleasure of working with so many gracious volunteers lending their voices to our letters from 1943. And, I have been so fortunate to have a great executive producer, Darryl Grandy, leading us in all of the right directions. We should have the audio books available by the end of October- just in time for the holidays. The audio book will only be available via my website and at the various speaking engagements that I go out on.

We have discovered the hamfest circuit! Rob and I attended our first hamfest at Skyview Radio Society, K3MJW, in New Kensington (near Pittsburgh) on August 24, 2008. We had a great time! It was one of our best book promotions yet! (Thanks to the good people of Skyview that had spread the word before we even got there!) We had a wonderful day with beautiful weather and met dozens of radio heroes. I was interviewd by Dennis Woytek of Skyview and you can see the interview here:

We hit another hamfest the following weekend, in Uniontown PA, W3PIE, and saw many of the same radio faces as the week before! Its a following like I haven't seen in ages. Now, we are toying with the idea of joining our radio friends in Kutztown PA on the 19th and 20th of September. And, we'll definitely be in Dayton in 2009! How could we possibly miss that monster radio event?

I have a busier speaking schedule in the coming months than I have since earlier this year. I hope to be at a location near you. Check my website for the latest information

Thanks for tuning in. I hope to see you soon.


1 comment: said...

I am the Director of the Person County Museum of History in Roxboro, NC. A couple of days ago, a docent/volunteer brought a few letters to show me from responses her Mother received after writing to POW relatives after hearing shortwave radio announcements. She has over one hundred responses. Thought you might be interested. What does she do with them?? They are priceless!! You can contact me at Thanks.