Pirates For Peace

Saturday, September 26, 2020

FRS 40th Anniversary Program

 Dear FRS Friends,

We at FRS were happy with the  response on our 200th official
broadcast on Sunday August 30th. We received a fine number of most
interesting mails and letters,
some from 'long ago listeners' and others from new listeners. And
amazing reception in the US/Canada later in the evening! But (and
this is even more important!)
also solid reception in Europe, particularly in the mid/later part of
the evening.

The comprehensive FRS Summer 2020 Newsletter tells it all.
In the mean time we have responded to all those writing in for the
FRS Summer Splash as well as the 200th broadcast August 30th. It was
a huge job but
looking at some of the mail we received, it was worth doing.

Most likely early November we hope to celebrate 4 decades of
FRS-Holland on short wave. Certainly a milestone!
It's not only our party but also the listeners' one! So...we need a
little helping hand, your participation.
In all those many years we have often tried to involve listeners in
our broadcasts. Many of you will know what I mean.

We'd kindly request to answer & reply to these two questions:

Q1) When did you listen to FRS-Holland for the very first time?

It could be an exact date but if you cannot remember that's no
problem. 'Summer 1983', 'late 1998' , Spring 2005'' ...all is ok!
And: if you can add a just a few  explanatory words. that would be wonderful.
Like: 'I first heard FRS-Holland because early 2001 I bought myself a
new SW receiver. One of the first times I used it, I came along
FRS-Holland." Or: "I read about FRS in a magazine and was
curious to hear the station.' 'I heard it from a fellow DXer.'  There
are various good reasons! If you remember please mention it.

Q2) And why are you still listening to FRSH?

Please come up with one or a few arguments. Most likely you have
already mentioned (a) reason(s) in a mail/ letter you once sent.

How to respond?
You can respond by e-mail or  spoken word (approx. one minute).
If you have the opportunity to record your message (mp3), that would
be wonderful. Otherwise we will read out your message on air!

Please include your name and address. To ease things you can fill in
the attached form and return it.
Or alternatively put your answers directly in a mail.

Last but not least: we MUST have your entry latest on October 9th.
That gives you more than enough time.
We do not expect long 'stories'. Keep it short !

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