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September 02, 2005


Philip Silva

Ken, is WWOZ accepting donations, or is it too early? Is there any way for the WFMU listenership to help out?

Station Manager Ken

I just tested it out on their website and it does seem like it's still processing donations, so I would suggest making a donation through their membership page here and I'm working with OZ's manager to check this all out. For now, make credit card donations to them through that page, which looks like the payment processing is being directed automatically to WWOZ.



according to democracy now's website ( http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/09/02/1418255 )
FEMA Suggests Donor Gives To Pat Robertson's Charity
Private donors have given over $100 million to charities. On its website, FEMA lists a series of possible charities. The top three charities are: the Red Cross, Operation Second Harvest and Operation Blessing, which was founded by Christian televangelist Pat Robertson. Meanwhile the Red Cross announced last night that its shelters in the region are already at capacity with 76,000 refugees.

Digusting! and then, this about FEMA's current director
from Dailykos and horsesass.org
"...the man responsible for directing federal relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, sharpened his emergency management skills as the "Judges and Stewards Commissioner" for the International Arabian Horses Association... a position from which he was forced to resign in the face of mounting litigation and financial disarray."


Wrong dumbass - look for yourself


You are just as bad a right winger criticizing MoveOn.org's efforts to help.

ANY charitable organization, no matter what political or religious variety should be applauded for getting help to the hurricane victims.

Playing politics out of this situation is despicable.

Fucking dumbass.

John L

All I can say is wow. For FMU to be so significantly helping out my other radio home, that I love warts and all, is amazing. (If you've seen my criticism of OZ, it is "tough love"). Thank you everybody.

I'm not Lisa

wwoz is streaming now in exile over the internet. on their maine page they said its thanks to wfmu. on air sound checks also credit this station. you can than sm ken for this. thanks ken.


Oh...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for bringing back a little piece of Nawhlins heaven.


Seems kind of off-topic, but since you brought it up...FEMA posted the following list that includes Operation Blessing (#4 on the list):



thanks, Guest and:
sheesh, stapstop...sorry I invoked your ire by 'playing politics'
I guess evengelicals awaiting the rapture need their own charity since heathen orgs like the red cross and the humane society might be secretly supporting abortions or gay marriage or somesuch.
But maybe you're right, $ is $.
Of course you could have been a bit more polite about it.


Resonance FM, London's non-profit experimental art radio station will broadcast a special show dedicated to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Thursday 8th September 2005 - 7pm-8.30pm London Time (2pm-3.30pm East Coast time).

Listen online at www.resonancefm.com

"New Orleans has probably made a bigger contribution to 20th century music than any other city. From the birth of jazz to Mardi Gras street parades, rock and roll, soul, R&B, funk and hip-hop. The havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina has shocked the world. Jack Thurston is joined by jazz pianist and New Orleans resident John Richardson, trumpeter John Hoare and Stuart Baker and Pete Reilly from Soul Jazz Records for a celebration of New Orleans music and reflections on the terrible events that continue to unfold."


They're talking about directing funds toward WWOZ, but to finish my hijacking of this thread...

The following site rates the charities for their division of the donations among administrative, fund-raising, and program expenses. It also gives efficiency and overall ratings. I suspect the charities have ways of pumping up their ratings, but it's a start.


By the way, back on thread, the aircheck last week was of Records from the Crypt on WWOZ - GREAT!

The Editor

Gary Giddins: What We Owe New Orleans

The waters that in the first days of September drowned New Orleans are the waters that established the incomparable city as a key port before the railroad replaced shipping as the primary vehicle of trade. They gave New Orleans a unique cultural character, blending elements of the continental United States with those of a Caribbean island. Cradled between the big dipper of the Mississippi and huge Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans was a locus for the slave trade and also known for cotton, sugar cane, and fishing. Yet to most of the world, New Orleans is chiefly associated with one export that it largely abandoned decades ago: a way of playing music called jazz...

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