Made in the Shade Best of the Fest

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.

Listener Survey

We would like to find out a little bit about our Sun Sounds listeners.If you are a listener to Sun Sounds just click this link and take a short survey We want to find out about you and your listening

Arizona Gives Day

 Tuesday, April 4th is, Arizona Gives Day, a day that raises awareness to non-profit giving. Your gift helps Sun Sounds continue to broadcast throughout the state.
To make your gift for Arizona Gives Day go to

Here is what your gift to Sun Sounds buys:
$15 buys a subscription to a magazine for a year
$25 buys a radio for a year for our listeners
$63 buys 30 minutes of broadcasting for our listeners.
$120 buys a new microphone.
$250 buys production of a 30-minute program once a week for a month.
$500 buys production of a 60-minute program once a month.
$3,000 buys production of a 30-minute program once a week for a year.
$6,000 buys production of a 60-minute program for a year.

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.