Because of your support, the Hog Ranch Radio broadcast “Keep Tuned and Berry On” was a re-sounding success! Thousands tuned in over the course of the four day broadcast, many listeners requested a free QSL card to commemorate the occasion, and 55 charitable donations were made to Rock in Road to help offset the cost of the special Strawberry retrospective. A lot of positive feedback came in throughout the event, even though there were a few glitches along the way. The stories and songs that were contributed by listeners and performers really made the moment, and we especially appreciate the wide level of community participation. This project has been deeply meaningful to everybody involved and we are all so grateful for the opportunity.
In particular, we would like to thank the small group of volunteers who imagined this broadcast, and made it a reality. We could not have done it without the enthusiastic participation of Hog Ranch Radio engineers, programmers, and DJs: Dave “Buzz” Barnett, Bix Beeman, Lisa “Sea Shanty” Bryant, Stu Grossman, Luke Hess, Margie Kay, Gregg McVicar, David Ogilvy, Tim Pozar, Felton Pruitt, and Christa Taylor. Rock In Road’s sponsorship was crucial, and Board members, Jodi Barnett, Mark Curfman, Tom Jepson, Tim McCaffrey, Becky Roberts, and Jessica Shapiro also donated their time. Strawberry Music Festival volunteers who helped to make the broadcast possible are Fred Carter, Charlie Cran, Kim Curbelo Roy Dohring, Steve Lavine, Jimmy Lipscomb, and Mitch Third. A big round of applause goes out to all of those who listened, performed remotely, submitted recorded messages and performances, told stories on the air, and sent feedback. Last but not least, we are eternally grateful to anyone and everyone who has ever been part of the Strawberry community, or practiced the Strawberry Way.
Those who requested a commemorative QSL card can expect postal delivery in 1 to 2 weeks. QSL cards are traditionally used by HAM operators, shortwave, and some AM/FM radio broadcasters, to confirm the reception of signal or broadcast. Rock In Road thought it would be a fun promotion to do this for the 68th Hog Ranch Radio broadcast of “Keep Tuned and Berry On.” Board member and local graphic artist, Tim McCaffrey, donated custom artwork for the front of the card. There are still a limited number of collectible Hog 68 QSL cards available, so it is not too late to get one. Simply fill out our QSL card request form to verify what you heard during the broadcast. Thanks again to Rock In Road for making it happen.
We hope this past broadcast of Berry goodness can tide us all over until we can be together again in person for the Spring 2022 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets to our 40th anniversary festival and celebratory return to live music, taking place May 26th – 30th, will go on sale at 9:00 am on November 1st of this year. Our staff is eager to get back to the work of making festival and we expect to return for regular fall/winter business hours in September. Thank you for your patience during this extraordinary time. We can hardly wait to see, you then and there. In the meantime, please Keep Tuned and Berry on!