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.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Irish Aires Needs Your Help

Irish Aires needs your help!!  KPFT  is starting their WINTER Fund Raiser this week.  Irish Aires and 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 tonight – 1/18/14) and give your pledge to one of our volunteers.
2)      complete the form at the end of this and return it by email OR snail mail it to the radio station to Irish Aires attention.
3)      To donate securely ONLINE go to   and Irish Aires will get credit for your donation.   If you donate online please respond to this 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 LOT, we need a LOT of people to give.
Renew your pledge to KPFT and 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.
In addition to our broadcasts 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 and Irish/American community.
We also provide internet resources for the Irish/Celtic community. These include email lists, FaceBook (befriend Jay Dooling – the one from Houston) OR join the Irish Aires – KPFT FM, Twitter (follow wildrover1916), web pages that include info on Irish and Irish American interest (news, cultural happenings and local Houston area events).
While the producers (Pete, Bill, Emily and 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 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 and our internet services (email, blogs and 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 accept no corporate or commercial sponsorship. They receive a modest amount of support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and 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 and 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 and Emily, Bertha and Peg

This is the way we feel when nobody calls
Jay Dooling (
Irish Aires
419 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
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Pete Little, Jay Dooling, Bill Galbraith and Emily Standish
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