A MESSAGE from DON & DOUG and BBS RADIO:
Dear friends, BBS Radio Listeners and loved one,
Donald and I, and our family, found out on Saturday evening, our home, our business, and everything we ever owned, collected or built has been destroyed by the California Camp fire that almost completely obliterated the town of Paradise, CA. We barely managed to escape the all consuming fires. We didn't even have a chance to grab necessary documents or clothing. It is tragic and a very emotional time for us. We were on the very cusp of taking BBS Radio to the next level of it's development, something which took all our efforts and resources. As you all know, we completed everything over 2 years to become Gov't contractors, to be able to accept money by various agencies that wished to advertise on BBS Radio. We wanted to be the ones to bring the advertiser to our hosts. We also were just approved by iHeart to be a 24 hour station stream on their network. We also had our Company syndicating our live 24 hour station streams to almost 70 of the largest networks on the planet. We also did all the research to prove our standing in the industry. We were set to grow to levels far beyond what other companies in this industry were capable of, and we were excited about the future, and for future of our hosts.
The fire and our losses have created a roadblock, which will result in some down time, but IT WILL NOT STOP US from reaching our goals, to empower the world and change as many lives as possible in a positive and meaningful way.
Our hosts DESERVE the best platform in the world to reach as many people as possible with their knowledge, love and positive energies. And we will not let you down!
We have already moved forward, going into further debt, as far as possible, to acquire all the necessary equipment to be back in operations within a couple of weeks, but the costs of this endeavor, the costs to survive, with food, shelter, clothing and the purchase of equipment is beyond our current capabilities. We wish we could, without help, but we literally have nothing, and we don't know how much longer we can go on, before the situation becomes too dire.
Sam, the owner and founder of LA Talk Radio, kindly set up a GO FUND ME account for us! And we are eternally grateful! It brought us to tears to think that others cared so much for our well-being, they offered help, even without being asked. Donald and I feel so much love from so many beautiful spirits, family and friends, it's overwhelming! The community around us, their support, the offers of assistance, the kindness and love by everyone, the words of encouragement at this time, are so well intentioned, it can't help but make us emotional, humbled and thankful. Our society is without question, built on love and kindness at its core, and we have been blessed to witness this, here and now, and words are not enough to express our deep and heart felt appreciation.
Please, if you can find it in your heart, please help us raise some money so we can get through this situation over the next 60 days and be able to rebuild. It may take months to be back at 100% capability, but we can be in limited operations within a couple of weeks. If we can manage this, it would enable us to move forward to ultimately be bigger, stronger and better than ever before. It is so important to keep moving forward, as our network touches so many lives, million and millions, and that is worth more to us that anyone could possible know, and it is the reason we will walk through the fires to keep moving forward, regardless of the costs to ourselves. We have lost everything, but possessions are meaningless. It is BBS Radio, our hosts, and their good works that ultimately have the real value. We can and will move forward, even if at the end of the day, we never have anything to call our own, because, in truth, we have everything that matters, the love of our community, our family and friends, our hosts and the lives of everyone BBS Radio touches.
Please help us, by sharing the gofundme link, and posting it to all your social sites, facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc.. even on your websites if possible. Please, if you have the means, donate. Donald and I have never asked for help. It's hard to do, especially when you want so much to give, and when there are so many other people in need, but alas, we don't know what else to do, and we don't want to see BBS Radio fade away. It would destroy us more than any fire could possibly do! Please share the gofundme link and ask those you know to also share it.
With infinite love, well wishes, and deep thanks,
Douglas Newsom, Donald Newsom, (and family - Melissa, Sean, John, Tom and Kayleigh Newsom)
My dear friends Don and Doug Newsom, the indefatigable owners of BBS Radio, and their family lost their home, business and memories in the Camp Fire that obliterated the sleepy town of Paradise, California.It's painful to think of the heaviness of their unimaginable loss. How do you deal with something like this? Where do you begin?
We felt it our duty and responsibility to reach out and lend a helping hand. Please help us to help them find a new home (the family includes Melissa and the kids) and start rebuilding the radio station, which has been their whole life for over a decade. Let's turn this tragedy into a story with a happy ending! And thank you for your generosity.