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, January 27, 2012

Irish Aires Winter Fund Raiser

Irish Aires Fund Raiser

Irish Aires needs your help!!  KPFT is STARTING their WINTER Fund Raiser this week.   
Irish Aires KPFT need your support.  We need to pull our weight in raising funds to keep the station on the air. We have, over the long run, been able to do this because of your generosity.  
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,  Jan 28, 2012) 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 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 onlineand how much.  We handle all the IRISH thank you gifts, so contact us directly about those. 
We don't need anyone to give a LOT, we need a LOT of people to give.  
Renew your pledge to KPFT Irish Aires by donating what you can. 
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 (bothlive 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. 
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 listsFaceBook (befriend Jay Dooling – the one from Houston), Twitter (follow wildrover1916), web pages that include info on Irish & Irish American interest (news, cultural happenings & local Houston area events). 
We also have two other internet sites. They are: 
Irish Aires Info Blog
 (current Houston Irish Events) 
Irish Aires News Blog
 (Irish news) 
While the producers (Pete, Bill, Emily & Jay) are all unpaid volunteers, the non-profitKPFT-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 winter, 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. 
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. 
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 ( 
Irish Aires 
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 
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): 
VISA ___, 
MasterCard ___, 
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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