WRFU fundraising – upcoming events

October 19th, 2007 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

Some funferal readers will be aware that one of my sidelines is a radio show I co-present on WRFU, called A Critical Ear. WRFU is currently in the midst of a major fundraising drive to pay for a new permanent tower (it’s current mast, on top of the Independent Media Center building is due to be replaced with a taller structure) as well as some equipment replacement and upgrades. One of the major elements of the fundraising is an IMCfest from 9th to 11th November, in the Urbana IMC. Another, more low key, fundraiser is being held this coming Thursday:

Come out to help raise money for our beloved station’s tower by participating in Tower Trivia Night this coming Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Esquire Lounge in Downtown Champaign. For those you unfamiliar with The Esquire has good food and drinks prices, and free bowls of peanuts.
Win Cool prizes, Concert Tickets, T-Shirts!!
Come out and have fun, Thursday basically the Weekend!!! Come play as team or just by yourself and show off you trivia prowess. Limit 4 people per team.
Team registration begins at 7:30pm and Trivia at 8:00pm.
There is $4 donation to the Raise the Tower campaign to play and you must be 21+ years old.
Tell your friends and family to come out for the fun. 

If you’re in or around the Urbana-Champaign area, please do come to one or both events and help out. WRFU is one of the main IMC projects facilitating participation in media production in our community – at any time close to 100 people are included in our programming schedule, with a large variety of approaches and background. If you’re not in town you can make a donation online.With regard to A Critical Ear, my co-host Bob Naiman and I have a variety of ideas for continuing to develop the show. Bob, of course, works with Just Foreign Policy and his knowledge and analysis of US foreign policy is second to none, allowing us to bring both comprehensive information and a sophisticated critique to our listeners. A number of weeks ago we tried out the WRFU telephone interface, including a number of live phone interviews in the show, which worked quite well, and I subsequently made them available online for download. We’re hoping to do more of both phone interviews and subsequent online content in the future, and I’ll announce such downloading opportunities here. In the meantime, if you have ideas as to how to improve the show (if you’ve listened to it) or general tips for us, please do include them below in the comments, or by email direct to me.,

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