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.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Irish Aires Needs Your Help

Irish Aires is heard on KPFT-FM (90.1FM in Houston Texas) and on the internet (both live and in archived versions) KPFT is a non-commercial, community supported radio show. They except no corporate or commercial sponsorship. The receive a modest amount of support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting & grants, but 90% of their budget is provided by individual contributions (which average about $60 each). Because of the need for your continued support, we need to take time out of our regular broadcasting schedule to request your support. In addition to our broadcast which feature Irish/Celtic music, we regularly include Irish news from Dublin and a listing of local Celtic events. We also hosts special guests to discuss issue of interest to the Irish & Irish/American community. We also provide various resource on the internet. They include: Irish Aires Home Page Irish Aires Links Page Irish Aires Email Lists Irish Aires Info Blog Irish Aires News Blog As we have said before, we don’t need people to give a lot; we need A LOT OF PEOPLE to give. Your individual support at any level will help the station stay on the air and Irish Aires to continue into its 24th Year. You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738 during our shows on Nov 5th or Nov 12th 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 Change of Habit The Poor Clares Song for Midwinter The Poor Clares Celtic Chants – Celtic Women Ladies of Ireland – Celtic Women Magic of the Celtic Harp – Celtic Women Casualties of Retail – Enter the Haggis Last Waltz – Betsy McGovern & Patrick O’Flaherty The Best Crowd We’ve Ever Had – The Elders Fighting Tigers of Ireland – US Civil War – Jed Marum Soul of a Wanderer – Jed Marum In the Rare Ould Times Clan Ceili 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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