Hi Everybody! I’m gonna put the FUN in the FUNdrive this week! I’ve got The B-52s, Ruda Rosa and His Custom X66 Hammond Organ, XTC, Tweens, Astrud Gilberto, and assorted wonders of the internet to share with you. I hope you enjoy the show, and I hope you can take a few moments to donate to WRIR’s Spring 2017 Fund Drive at www.wrir.org. As always, THANK YOU for listening, and for keeping us on the air for 12 years. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Tonight’s episode: Revolution 9, Pet Sounds, Japanese Psychedelia, and Dick Fred reads a dedication.

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Hello, loyal listeners! WRIR 97.3fm is in the middle of our Spring 2017 FUN!drive and I’m counting on you to make your contribution to keep this fine, all volunteer, independent radio station alive and kicking. Now more than ever a platform for independent voices is necessary. You can make your donation by visiting WRIR.ORG or by calling 804-622-9747. I’ll thank you now because I know you won’t let me down. THANK YOU!

17 April 26th, 2017

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We’re in the middle of WRIR’s Spring 2017 Fund Drive, and I’d love to see you make your donation to Richmond Independent Radio right now.

We’re planning to raise at least $40,000 in this drive, 100% of which will enable WRIR to keep broadcasting and webcasting 24 hours a day, 365 days a year’s worth of underrepresented music, news and views, most of it produced in our very own studios by our 150 volunteers.

We need the support of about 500 folks just like you in order to keep community radio strong in Richmond. I hope you’ll choose to be one of those 500. We have three easy ways for you to donate:

  1. By visiting our secure online sites at https://wrir.wufoo.com/forms/zt8de5l0zy2s68 (for a one-time contribution) or https://wrir.wufoo.com/forms/rv9ju9k11dt0c0 (for a monthly recurring donation)
  2. By calling 804-622-9747
  3. Or by visiting us in person at 1621-B W. Broad Street (2nd floor)

I’m putting my own money where my mouth is for this fund drive. This week during Global A Go-Go, I’ll personally match the first $500 of donations. So if you give $50 (and get our latest limited edition T-shirt) I’ll throw in another $50; if you ante up $150 (and receive both the T-shirt and the first-ever WRIR baseball cap), I’ll see your $150. Tune in Wednesday April 26 between 3 and 5 PM on 97.3 FM or http://wrir.org/listen and let me double your contribution to WRIR. If you can’t listen and donate at that time, there’s no need to wait — you can make your contribution right now, or any time until May 2.

As usual, I have some special programming lined up for Global A Go-Go listeners during the fund drive. I’ll be joined in WRIR’s Studio C this week by the Afro-Zen Allstars (pictured above), Richmond’s multicultural, multi-generational little big band playing groove-based music from around the globe. Their debut album Greatest Hits is one of the best recordings I’ve heard in 2017 — not just one of the best from Richmond, one of the best from anywhere on the planet. They’ll be playing selections from bandleader George Lowe’s vast book of arrangements: music of Ethiopia, Rajasthan, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Cameroon, Cuba, Richmond and many other places.

Thank you for your support in the past, and thank you for considering a donation during WRIR’s Spring 2017 Fund Drive. Long live Richmond Independent Radio: providing a voice to the voiceless since 2005 and reminding you that the public airwaves belong to the public. They’re your airwaves, we’re your radio station, and we can’t do it without your support.

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/92095

All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

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Happy Spring 2017 Fund Drive! We are on a road trip to New Orleans. Donate to support funky and magical music, s’il vous plait. Merci bien!

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.wrir’s spring fund drive is happening right now as this edition of dog germs spews over the airwaves and internet stream! please make a donation and support awesome, truly local radio!

tonight’s show gets started with music from architect, worms of the earth, and distorted retrospect who will be playing here in richmond tomorrow night!

we’ll also hear a track from this hollow machine who will be playing in charlottesville next tuesday, may 2nd!

and for those of you going to the pixies show here in richmond may 9th, we’ll go ahead and hear a song from them!

perhaps on may 9th you’re going to charlottesville to see stoneburner, so i’ll play you a track from them as well!

plus, on the show tonight we will hear new music from clan of xymox, desert mountain tribe, and some new old music from psyclon nine!

all of this and much more good stuff, including your requests are heading your way!

upcoming shows:

architect, worms of the earth, distorted retrospect on april 26th @ fallout, richmond, va
this hollow machine on may 2nd @ the pit at cinema taco, charlottesville, va
pixies on may 9th @ the national, richmond, va
stoneburner on may 9th @ the pit at cinema taco, charlottesville, va
pixies on may 16th and 17th @ lincoln theater, washington, d.c.
a place to bury strangers, buck gooter, ceremony, don babylon on may 24th @ strange matter, richmond, va
adam ant on september 20th @ the national, richmond, va

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