Best of the Fests is an annual Awards Ceremony recognizing industry leaders and North America's festivals in the areas of innovation, sustainability, and charitable works. Sun Sounds of Arizona's Northern Arizona fund raising event, Made in the Shade Beer Tasting, won the 2016 Charity Food & Beverage award on November 21, 2016 at the Fest Forums Santa Barbara event.
Made in the Shade Best of the Fest
Sun Sounds has new programs coming your way including:
Our Voices Our Sounds is an hour of African-American cultural insight, news and perspective from publications, such as Jet, Ebony, and Essence. It airs 3pm Monday afternoon, and 1:30am Monday overnight
Yuma Life is what is happening in Yuma besides the daily headlines? Find out Tuesdays at 5pm
Disability News is now an hour to bring you articles, updates and tech reviews. Listen Wednesdays 8pm and Saturdays10am
Noticias de Arizona is Spanish language news and information from around the state. It airs Thursdays 11am and Friday mornings at 3:30am
Salud con H is a new Spanish language program produced in Mexico City especially for Sun Sounds features health and news for men. It's on Thursdays 11:30am and Friday mornings at 4am.
Lumberjack gives you news from Northern Arizona University’s newspaper. Listen Saturday mornings 9:00am
Big Picture Science is produced by the Seti Institute, and takes a look at the big topics with leading researchers and a bit of humor. It's on Sundays 4pm
New Letters on the Air showcases secrets of writers of poetry, fiction and plays. It airs Sunday 10:30pm and 3rd & 5th Saturday of the month
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Award
Sun Sounds won the prestigious Virginia G Piper Charitable Trust Award, which was based on our Encore Volunteers! Encore-stage volunteers are people who are over 50 and bring their talent, skill and experience to an organization. Over 80% of our volunteer corps are baby boomers or traditionalists who have contributed hours of work to further the mission of Sun Sounds. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust recognized Sun Sounds as being on the forefront of utilizing Encore Workers. Volunteers Barbara Acker, Rose Dreyer, Gene Giesaking and Roy Weinberg, as well as some of the workshop attendees participated during the selection process. September and October were crazy for the staff and volunteers that worked with the film crew members, a photographer, and an interviewer. Roy Weinberg even received a house visit to film his "Cone of Silence". Barbara Acker facilitated two Voice and Diction workshops, one of which was filmed. A special thank you to all staff and volunteers for being patient throughout the chaos and questions while you prepped and read your shows.