Brad and Karen have sacrificed a lot over the past 13 years so that MartiniInTheMorning.com can stay on the air. This includes giving up the house they owned back in 2008. For the past 5 years they have lived in different states - Brad in LA where the MITM studio is based (thanks to Al the Engineer for letting him stay at his apartment) and Karen in her home town of Boise, with Brad visiting one week each month to see Karen and the family. Brad had a health scare a few years ago which made him realize that life is too short. So this year Brad decided it's time to move the MITM studio to Boise so that he can spend more time with Karen, their kids and Grandkids. They have just moved into a new Boise home which will also house the new MITM studio where Brad will broadcast from 3 weeks a month. Then one week each month he'll go to L.A. to interview artists and do the live monthly lunches from Vitellos with "Mother" Miriam, plus special shows (so basically reversing the polarity).
This GFM campaign has been set-up by the MITM Unintentional Volunteers to help raise money for some housewarming gifts for Brad and Karen as they need items such as a refrigerator, washing machine and dryer for their new home. Brad and Karen have given up so much over the years to keep this great music on the radio, so this is the least we can do to help them get settled into their new forever home.
From the Martini in the Morning Unintentional Volunteers
Yesterday after the MITM volunteers told Brad we'd set-up this Go Fund Me for him and Karen, he wrote this message on his Facebook page so thought we'd share with you what he said:
"My colleagues, the "unintentional volunteers" who have helped us keep the music playing on Martini in the Morning for the past 13 years, have organized a GoFund me campaign for our move to Boise.
I LOVE what we've been doing over the years, but I'd be lying if I said it hasn't been a struggle. It cost us a house, our savings, everything. Through all the downsizing, we left behind things like refrigerators, washers and dryers, etc. Having said that, I have no regrets. My wonderful wife Karen has stayed by my side, sacrificing "things," knowing we were doing what we love; her beautifying Idaho homes, gardens and offices; my quest to keep the music playing and give our artists and the other stakeholders in this genre a place to get their art out to people who love it. Thanks to our colleagues and thanks to those who chip in!"