Thursday, March 18, 2010

My Challenge Grant for Roots on WVUD

WVUD, "the voice of the University of Delaware," is in the middle of its radiothon. The station has set an ambitious fund raising goal in order to boost its power from 1,000 watts to 6,800 watts.
I am offering a challenge grant during Mark Taylor's edition of the Roots program. I will match ten $25 pledges with another $10 each. A pledge of $60 gets you a dream hour; you get to go to the studio and program an hour of music. It's a lot of fun.
Mark offers a remarkably eclectic range of folk music: British and Nordic folk rock, blues, Texas songwriters, African guitarists and cross cultural collaborations. WVUD deejays are not bound by a play list, a freedom Mark makes the most of. He isn't afraid to play entire records like Punch Brothers with Chris Thile (who is playing a new mandolin concerto with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra this weekend), The Hazards of Love by the Decemberists, or San Patricio, the terrific new collaboration by Ry Cooder and the Chieftains, which he spun last week.
You can support WVUD by
pledging online or by calling 302 831 2701. Or you could go to the special concert Friday night with the Walkmen, who look and sound like they are going to become really big really soon. Tell 'em TommyWonk sent you.

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