They ask me to have the last word in each Notes from a Cocktail Napkin and I think there's really only one way to put a proper explanation point on all that has been written here, all that's going on as we celebrate 9 years and as we kick off our 10th year on the Internet.
That is to say THANK YOU! With 9 years behind us, there are SO many people to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. But let me start with YOU! If you weren't tuning in, "Sharing the Martini," telling your friends, family and even total strangers about Martini in the Morning, we would have gone away a long time ago.
Then there are our sponsors, those folks who purchase hourly or daily sponsorships, or sponsor a feature like Sinatra @ 6 or the 2 Martini Lunch or Michael Buble Double Plays. We're also grateful to our financial supporters, those who, whether once, once in a while, or on a recurring monthly basis, help keep the music playing. Ever since that first day on the Internet, Wednesday, September 6, 2006, broadcasting from the offices of "The Mortgage Minute Guy," Roger Schlesinger, actually, even before that, even before Roger became our first investor, allowing us to begin streaming, listeners were investing in this campaign to keep this great music around. And together, we're doing more than that, we're growing this genre, introducing the coolest, swingin'est, most romantic music on the radio to new generations of music lovers.
After Roger came a small (too small) group of early investors, believers, and a group of people who've helped me maintain my sanity (assuming I AM still sane) and keep us going, our skilled, dedicated band of unintentional volunteers. Special gratitude to Lauren from the Fun & Games Department and Mother Miriam, without whom we would not be on the air. And finally, to my wife and family, for their faith, their belief and their willingness to make some pretty huge sacrifices, allowing me to continue down this rocky road with you. Here's to year 10!
Cheers, and Thank You!
Brad "Martini" Chambers