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, August 10, 2007

Irish Aires (KPFT) Fundraiser

It’s been a while since we have sent out a request for help to the Irish Aires email lists. Not because we don’t need it, but many of you have been so helpful in the past, that we thought you needed a little reprieve. There are a lot of new email subscribers since we last did, so let me give a little basic background about Irish Aires. Irish Aires is the name of radio show broadcast on KPFT-FM (90.1FM in Houston Texas) and on the internet (both live and in archived versions). We are on every Saturday night from 6-7PM (US Central Time – Midnight Sat Nights in Ireland). We play a wide variety of Irish/Celtic music and provide information on local (Houston) Celtic happenings. However, we also provide internet resources for the Irish/Celtic community. These include email lists, blogs & web pages that include info on Irish & Irish American interest (news, cultural happenings & local Houston area events). While the producers (Pete, Bill, Emily & Jay) are all unpaid volunteers, the non-profit KPFT-FM station has substantial out-of-pocket expenses in order to stay on the air 365 days a year/ 24 hours a day. Electricity, staff salaries, license fees and maintenance are only a few of them. For two weeks every summer, we change the format of our show (and send out emails like this) in order to remind you that KPFT, the Irish Aires radio show & our internet services (email, blogs & web pages) are sponsored by YOU. IF you have joined our membership in the past, please consider rejoining during this drive; if you haven’t joined yet, this is the time, join the Irish Aires / KPFT family. 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 ask you for your support. In addition to our broadcast which feature Irish/Celtic music, we regularly include 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 26th Year. You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738 during our show on Aug 11th between 6:00-7:00PM OR you can complete the below form and return to me via email ( 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). DVD - $75.00 for ONE; $125 for TWO Danny & Patrick O’Flaherty - A Night in Gaelic (two VHS tapes are available for $60,00 each) Evening with Danny O’Flaherty at Univ of St Thomas ************************* CD - $60 for ONE; $90 for TWO; $120 for THREE; $150 for FOUR Jed Marum – A Soul of A Wanderer Constant Billy – Let Me In Celtic Folk Live on Bourbon Street Rainbow Flight Celtic Folk – Volume I Celtic Folk – Volume II Danny O’Flaherty: The Monster Picnic (Children’s Irish Music) From The Heart Patrick O’Flaherty – Andrea’s Brown Eyes Poor Clares Change of Habit Resurrect Lover Songs for Midwinter (Christmas) Blaggards Standards Shite & Onions (various Celtic Rockers) What the Shite ************************* CD - $45 Danny O’Flaherty Farwell to John John (4 Cuts on CD) ---- 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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