Once again, we would like to take a moment to thank the Winter SWL (Shortwave Listening) Fest for their generous and enthusiastic support of ETOW. ETOW founder and Executive Director, Thomas Witherspoon, attended the 23rd annual event that attracts radios enthusiasts, broadcasters, publishers and hobbyists alike, and was offered a warm reception both by festival hosts and attendees.
This year, the Festival raised more than $900 for ETOW--$700 from the popular silent auction, and over $200 in the form of individual donations. These funds will go a long way toward the support of our ongoing mission of education and international outreach through radio.
But SWL Fest support was not just monetary. From SWL Fest co-host, Richard Cuff, we received following words of encouragement:
"We're thrilled to be able to support ETOW.
"The work that you're doing with ETOW helps us remember that radio is a tool that can make a positive difference in the world. We're grateful that individuals within the Fest community donate directly to ETOW and we're grateful to be able to support your work via the Silent Auction.
"We hope 2010 brings much success to ETOW as it continues to make a difference in areas lacking in news and information."
Thank you very much, Richard! Thanks, too, to co-host John Figliozzi, and last but not least, to all Winter Fest friends and SWLers who support us so very enthusiastically. Your belief in the power of radio is well-founded, and your spirited support of ETOW is truly appreciated.
Hats off to our friends of the 'Fest!