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 16, 2013

We Need to Play Catch UP/ Help Irish Aires

Last weekend, Irish Aires didn't do so well on our goal.  It happens!  People are on vacation OR the can't tune in OR they are fresh out of ready cash. No matter how great the pitches made on air, they don't generate the calls. 

So, let me suggest this...  if you are short of cash (like me now) make a sustaining contribution (some amount per month on your credit card) OR call in tomorrow night (Sat, 8/17th between 6-7pm central daylight time at 713-526-5738) and give what you can.  

We did very well two drives ago, so I know some people have given their max for the year.  But I know some of you can step up to the plate & help support Irish Aires this time.  

We appreciate all those who have given & all of those who will give this week.

Irish Aires Fund Raiser

Irish Aires & KPFT need your help!!

KPFT's summer Fund Raiser is ending this week (08/17/13).

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!  

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 (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

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

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.

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

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 Aug 17, 2013 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 $40 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).

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


Jay Dooling (
Irish Aires
419 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

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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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