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    Smile I'm a Jazz Volunteer!

    The local Jazz/Blues station is a listener-supported kinda deal, and they had a big pledge drive (where you wann a listen to music, only they're always honkin'on about "CALL 1-800-***-**** and make your pledge, yada, yada!!!)

    But it's a great station, and wishing to help out (and being in an impecunious state lately) I decided to volunteer as a pledge taker at the studio.

    Lemme tell ya, it was a BLAST!! I had to learn the ropes (and the other volunteers were only too happy to help, ) in terms of HOW to take a cash pledge, how to filter the whackos, how to figuire what level of donation gets a "thank you gift", etc., etc. It's pretty intricate, I discovered.

    I also discovered I wasn't the only Blues devotee around, as the people there were all music devotees, and when the phones were sorta quiet, we'd share stories and bits of trivia and stuff!

    I got to shake hands and chat with the legendary Chuck Niles (the voice of Jazz in SoCal) plus, the local caterers and restaurants contributed by stuffing all of us with some very fine vittles, indeed!

    If you guys like Public Radio, but ain't got the scratch to lay serious cash on 'em, you can help out in this fashion! I didn't expect it to be so much fun, though!

    Here's a link to the station, if you like Jazz and Blues, they stream audio....Great Station

    Enjoy!

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    Thumbs up

    Sounds like you had a great time, Todd!


    Thanks for sharing your experience...how busy was it? Did you give em' the ol Knothead sweet talk?

    ...now if I could just get the live audio stream to connect properly.
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    What's up Mike? It works perfectly fine for me!

    Hey Todd, sounds like it was a lot of fun. (Especially the good food part)!

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    Re: I'm a Jazz Volunteer!

    Originally posted by Knothead


    If you guys like Public Radio, but ain't got the scratch to lay serious cash on 'em, you can help out in this fashion! I didn't expect it to be so much fun, though!

    Here's a link to the station, if you like Jazz and Blues, they stream audio....Great Station

    Enjoy!

    I hate Public Radio.
    But I LOVE the PR station in Philadelphia WXPN.org....
    I wanted to volunteer too, but it's 250 miles from here...

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    Heya! You fellow almost volunteer!

    What kinda music does WXPN play?

    Edit: DOH! Check the LINK first! Looks like an eclectic mix (Joan Baez and REM, heh)

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    Originally posted by Martoch
    how busy was it? Did you give em' the ol Knothead sweet talk?
    **blush**

    Yeah, actually. I set the record for the final night, $3600+! w00t!

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    Is that JAZZ 88 ??

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    Some assembly required Knothead's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Uncle Bob
    Is that JAZZ 88 ??
    That's right!! 88.1 on your Jazz dial!





    they got me doing it now. Plus, I have the phone # memorized...

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    Originally posted by Knothead

    That's right!! 88.1 on your Jazz dial!





    they got me doing it now. Plus, I have the phone # memorized...
    The station is in the middle of the dial on my car radio. Middle button is locked on.

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    Nice one Knot! I have a friend that is a mad blues listener, it's practically the only thing he listens to and he's only 17 like me !

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    Martoch, I got it to play by going directly to live365.com and playing it from there.
    http://www.live365.com/stations/klon1

    I'm not a big jazz fan, but do enjoy the blues... I've included it in live365 favorites

    (its free for a lot of broadcasts btw including this one)
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    Re: Re: I'm a Jazz Volunteer!

    Originally posted by surreal
    I hate Public Radio.
    But I LOVE the PR station in Philadelphia WXPN.org
    XPN is the best part of living in the Phila area. Even in S. Jersey, I can still pull it in.

    Way to go, Knot, I've always wanted to do that. Our local public radio station plays bluegrass every Sunday morning and I feel like I owe them a pledge for providing such a great forum.

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    Originally posted by vass0922
    I'm not a big jazz fan, but do enjoy the blues...
    Then stream it Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 to 7:00 (your time, 11 to 4) for their Blues shows...Esp. Sunday, as they have Doug McCloud (a well-known local bluesman) doing the greatest blues show in the world, IMO....enjoy!

    It's funny, but I was surprised at how much it costs to run a fairly simple radio station.

    Also, if just HALF of the listening audience would pledge the minimum $40 a year, they'd never have to do these "pledge drives"! Turns out, they (KKJZ) have to rely on revolving loans, so they're in the red most of the time...

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