From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 28, 1987:
Rosie Hurwitz was retiring officially this week from her post as director of the Audio-Reader network, a position she had held since 1974. At the time she joined Audio-Reader, the organization, which had been founded three years earlier, had two employees, five volunteers, a budget of $37,500, and an estimated 500 listeners in a 50-mile radius. The network had come a long way since then, with a budget of $200,000 and a staff of eight employees and 155 volunteers. In 1987 the network was able to reach more than 10,000 listeners in every part of the state and was planning a move in January out of its trailer headquarters and into the former Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house, 1120 W. 11th, which was undergoing renovation.