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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Irish Aires Fund Raising Event - We Ask for Your Support
PLEASE help us continue! To contribute do one of the following:
1) Call us (713-526-5738) during the show (6-7pm on Sat night, May 14th or May 21st, 2011) and give your pledge to one of our volunteers.
2) Complete the form at the end of this & return it by email OR snail mail it to the radio station to Irish Aires attention.
3) Go to KPFT.org and on the right side of the homepage click the DONATE button. Make sure to choose to support IRISH AIRES In the drop down window. Also please respond to this email to tell us you donated online and how much. We handle all the IRISH thank you gifts, so contact us directly about those.
We don't need anyone to give a
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
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 internet resources for the Irish/Celtic community. These include email lists, FaceBook (befriend Jay Dooling – the one from
We also have two other internet sites. They are:
Irish Aires Info Blog (current
Irish Aires News Blog (Irish news)
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 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.
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.
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 Saturday night, May 14th & 21st between 6:00-7:00PM OR you can complete the below form and return it to me via email (email@example.com) OR you can go online to KPFT.org and on the right side of the homepage click the DONATE button. Make sure to choose to support IRISH AIRES In the drop down window & let us know about the online contribution.
Basic membership costs are $25 for students & people on a fixed or lower income; regular membership goes for $35 per year (voting rights accrue at the $25 level).
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). If you can contribute at the $90 level, you will get two of two of our CDs.
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.
At whatever level you can support us, please do.
Jay, Pete, Bill & Emily
Jay Dooling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 _____
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
Is this: The first time you've pledged to us? ______
A renewal? ______
Enter your American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover
below or leave blank to be billed at the above address.
(X one of the following):
AMERICAN EXPRESS ___,
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 ___
Would you like to receive this month's catalogue of special
offerings from the
Thank you for your generosity. Your contribution will go to
Make okay radio even better!
Pete Little, Jay Dooling, Bill Galbraith & Emily Standish
* To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community
* 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
* To maintain an independent funding base.