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.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Irish Aires & KPFT needs your help!!

Irish Aires & KPFT needs your help!!

 

For several fund drives our show & the station have not made

their goals.  We know that financial times are not good, but we

need to ask our friends to make a contribution.

 

This is not good for KPFT and, frankly, looks bad for Irish Aires.

 

Starting this week (May 9th) we are starting our spring fund raiser.

 

PLEASE consider make a contribution to KPFT in Irish Aires name.

We really do need your help.

 

A little background for those of you new to our list:

 

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 three weeks every spring, 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 28th Year.

 

You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738

during our show on May 9th between 6:00-7:00PM OR you can

complete the below form and return to me via email

(rdooling@swbell.net).

 

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).

 

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 our CDs

If you can contribute at the $90 level, you will get two of two

of our CDs.

 

At whatever level you can support us, please do.

 

Jay, Pete, Bill & Emily

 

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Jay Dooling (rdooling@swbell.net)

Irish Aires

KPFT-FM

419 Lovett Boulevard

Houston, TX 77006

 

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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

 

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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, Bill Galbraith & Emily Standish

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* To contribute to a lasting understanding between

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