This site includes the postings from the Irish Aires email list. This includes a listing of Irish/Celtic events in the Houston area and other information that the Irish Aires radio program posts.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Irish Aires Continues To Need Your Help

Three or four times a year, Irish Aires (and the other programs on KPFT) have to interrupt their normal programming for a couple weeks in order to ask for your support. KPFT is a community-based, commercial-free radio station that has chosen not to accept corporation underwriting. Therefore, in order to bring you Irish Aires & all the other diverse music & talk show programs that are on the air 24 hours a day/ 365 days per year, we need your financial support. Your contribution, along with others in the community, help KPFT and Irish Aires stay on the air in an ever increasing world of consolidated, homogenized media. Your contribution (at a minimum level) also entitles you to a membership in KPFT. Members have the right to run and vote for the Board of Directors who manages KPFT and the other 4 Pacifica radio stations. In return for your support, Irish Aires provides the following: a) Weekly Irish/Celtic programming live on KPFT (90.1FM in Houston) and live and archived on the web at b) Daily Irish news via our Irish Aires news emails or blog. c) A listing of local area Irish events via the Irish Aires emails or blog. d) The Irish Aires web page and links found at . We don’t need a lot of money from anyone; but we do need lots of people to contribute what they can. Please consider giving us your financial support. You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738 during our shows on May 14th or May 21st between 6:00-7:00PM OR you can complete the below form and return to me via email ( ) or via US mail to Irish Aires, KPFT, 419 Lovett, Houston, Texas 77006. Basic membership costs are $25 for students & people on a fixed or lower income; regular membership goes for $35 per year. If you can give more, we have been the beneficiaries of some Irish/Celtic music CDs that we would like to give you in return for a $60 contribution (even if you can only afford to pay it out at $5 per month). See details of available CDs below. But it is more important for you to contribute, no matter what the amount. Wide-spread, small contributions give our station support from the community of people who appreciate our programming and internet information. We have some thank you gifts for contributions. If you can contribute at the $60 level you will get one of the following CDs. If you can contribute at the $90 level, you will get two of the following. (Availability of individual CDs is limited, so it is first come, first serve). CD Title Artist ------------------------------------------------- Andreas Brown Eyes Patrick O’Flaherty Resurrected Lover The Poor Clares Change of Habit The Poor Clares Song for Midwinter The Poor Clares Live on Bourbon Street The Celtic Folk Last Waltz – Betsy McGovern & Patrick O’Flaherty The Celtic Folk (I) The Celtic Folk The Celtic Folk (II) The Celtic Folk Irish Heartbeat Van Morrison & The Chieftains Further Down the Old Plank Roak The Chieftains & Guests Live from Dublin – A Tribute to Derek Bell - Chieftains The Best Crowd We’ve Ever Had – The Elders Common Ground Various (Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, Sinead O'Connor, Sharon Shannon & More) Faith of Our Fathers Various (Frank Patterson, etc) Irish Tenors – John McDermott, Anthony Kearns, Ronan Tynan Evelyn (from Movie) Various (Van Morrison, Sissel, & More) Irish Rebel Songs Various Luck of the Irish Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Greatest Irish Hits Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem A Million Steady Hands Clan Ceili In the Rare Ould Times Clan Ceili My Favorite Irish Songs Bing Crosby Chasing Moonlight Finbar Furey At whatever level you can support us, please do. Jay & Pete ****************************************** Jay Dooling ( ) Irish Aires KPFT-FM 419 Lovett Boulevard Houston, TX 77006 Date (mm-dd-yy): _____________________ First Name: __________________________ Last Name: __________________________ Street Address & Apt.# _______________________________ City, State & Zip: _______________________________ Telephone Area Code & Number: ________________________ Your E-mail address: _________________________________ Your favorite show(s): _______________________________ Donation Level (X one): 35.00 Basic Membership _____ 60.00 _____ 90.00 _____ 120.00 _____ 150.00 _____ 500.00 Leadership Circle _____ Other (Amount) _____ See below for sustainer memberships info +++++++++++++ Amount of Contribution: Amount from above $_________ Other Amount $_________ Total Amount of Pledge: $ ________ Thank you gift(s) that you want: ___________________________ __________________________________________________ (Note: Thank you gifts for CREDIT CARD or sustainer contributions.) Is this: The first time you've pledged to us? ______ A renewal? ______ Enter your American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover number below or leave blank to be billed at the above address. (X one of the following): AMERICAN EXPRESS ___, VISA ___, MasterCard ___, DISCOVER ___ Card # (DO include dashes): ________________________________ Expiration date (mm-yy): ________________ Do you want to be a sustainer member? _______ How much per month can we charge to your credit card? $________ May we thank you on the air? Yes ___ No ___ Would you like to receive this month's catalogue of special offerings from the Pacifica Radio Archives? Yes _____ No _____ Thank you for your generosity. Your contribution will go to make okay radio even better! Pete Little & Jay Dooling ++++++++++++ Pacifica's Mission * To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community expression. * To contribute to a lasting understanding between individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors. * To promote freedom of the press and serve as a forum for various viewpoints. * To maintain an independent funding base.
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