As an avid listener to Old Time Radio shows for twenty-five years, Gregory Kamaras, founder of the Old Time Radio Foundation (OTRF), was inspired to share his passion. After donating hundreds of old cassette tapes containing many radio shows from the 40’s and 50’s to a veterans home, he wanted to make these shows available to senior living facilities in an easier format.
By pre-loading approximately 4,500 episodes of a variety of shows onto MP3 players and varying sized tablets with Old Time Radio shows and movies of the era, residents of nursing, veteran and hospice residential care facilities can enjoy the “Golden Age of Radio” at any time.
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Old Time Radio Foundation looks forward to having an international identity, albeit just US and Canada for now.
We will have a presence in UK, Australia, Bermuda, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Rhodesia, etc. Eventually, OTRF will have a website address for each country. This U.S. template will/can be promoted anywhere.
These other countries have nursing, hospice and veteran care residential facilities. These are our brothers and sisters in the Lord, Christ, God, Muhammed or whatever is their deity, if the world resident has one. Makes no difference.
These are people of need. As long we can find a sponsor in at least one facility in one country, then our goal has been achieved; our Mission has been met.
True, each of these countries have government-sponsored medical coverage, but certainly not quality of life products free of charge. It would be jingoistic to think otherwise. I need you on my bandwagon. This foundation is without borders.
After meeting our commitment to the veteran facilities in a state where OTRF has met its mission, we will then direct our efforts to dialysis patients in out-patient care facilities. OTRF will be working with dialysis organizations throughout the country in order to effectuate the best use of our funds. We will not be collaborating with the nephrologist who, typically, is financially involved with these life-saving facilities.
TO BE CLEAR, ALL FUNDS RAISED IN A PARTICULAR COUNTY (PARISH IN LOUISIANA), STATE IN THE UNITED STATES, WILL BE SPENT ENHANCING THE LIVES OF OUR HEROES IN VETERAN RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES IN THAT STATE.
Gregory & Felise Breitner-Kamaras