As you might have heard, FMU is nearing the end of its annual beg-a-thon, and frankly we haven't been doing so hot money-wise. Yeah, the economy stinks, but due to a confluence of expensive problems hitting the station at the same time, our fund raising efforts have been a little off this year. There's a litany of expenses that FMU has to pony up to but my favorite bill to pay is the one for getting that repeater transmitter installed on the top of 4 Times Square. We're talking a strong New York City clock-radio signal there! Wanna listen to Fool's Paradise on a transistor on the beach in what's left of Coney Island? Yeah, we can do that if we get that 4TS antenna plugged in. Radio lives!
Station Manager/ Former and Current Elder Scapegoat Ken goes into antenna details and other stuff here:
It costs a hell of a lot to run the best non-commercial radio station in the world and we do it primarily by not compromising our principals: no commercials, no underwriting and no money from The Man. The unpaid DJs are free to do the best programming that they're able to do. The end result? We entertain the pants off you.
If you've ever won tickets on my show
If I've ever played a song you requested
If I've ever plugged your band or event
If I've ever played your band on the show (it's possible, right?)
If I've ever answered a question (correctly or incorrectly) or sent you an mp3 via email because you asked me to
If I've ever played even ONE SONG that really made your day
Then please toss us some loot between 8-11pm EDT tonight and we won't discuss this embarrassing plea for help ever again. Even a small pledge is fine. There'll be lots of prizes and fun stuff and I personally assure you that the next year of programming will be worth your while, musically speaking. Of course, feel free to pledge to any show as it all goes to the same place.
pledge phone number: 800-989-9368
pledge online: wfmu.org