Gimarc could have kept the priceless records for himself or sold them to another collector, but he is foremost a music fan and couldn't bear to have these radio shows forced back into obscurity.
"When a collector buys something like this, he stashes it in his collection so that he can brag about owning it," he said. "But then no one else gets to hear it. I wanted to get the recordings out there so that anybody who's interested can hear them."
Here's the link to the article:
Here's also a link to a very interesting article about how they went about cleaning up and restoring the audio on these old Hank recordings:
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