It was a dream...now a reality. What started out as a brainstorming session 10 years ago is now on the brink of a major milestone, the culmination of years of hard work. Next month, CHIRP Radio will begin broadcasting on 107.1FM. This isn't a drill. It's truly happening.
That's what makes this Fall Fundraising Campaign so special. A few weeks after the end of the drive, the transmitter will fire up and CHIRP radio will be on FM radios around the north side of Chicago (never fear, the web broadcast will still continue.) What also makes this drive crucial is there will be $10,000 to $15,000 in new annual cost for maintaining the FM signal. If you have not given to CHIRP in the past, now is the time! If you have given, I thank you and appreciate your crucial support in bring ing CHIRP radio to this point. May I count on you for another contribution?
I am proud to be one of the 200 volunteers that keep this station running. I have been involved in the Music Department nearly since the day I started volunteering and my weekly show, The Friday Afternoon Happy Hour (3 to 6PM, Friday afternoons,) had it's fifth anniversary (hard to believe) this past May. When one is surrounded by people that love to volunteer for an organization such as CHIRP, that love independent radio, and are passionate about music...well, I guess time flies!
My personal goal for this drive is $1,000. As a station, we're looking to raise $25,000 before the end of the drive on September 22nd. It would be great to count you (again) as a CHIRP supporter. If you donate $60, there's a great thank you gift of a custom designed broadcast poster by friend of the station, Dan Grzeca
Please consider a donation in any amount or consider becoming a sustaining member. In light of all that has happened in the past couple of weeks, I'll pay it forward by making a donation to Harvey and Irma hurricane relief funds in the amount of 20% of the total money I raise.
Once again. Thank you for your continued support of independent community radio, CHIRP at 107.1FM!
MAKE A GIFT TO CHIRP TODAY!
CHIRP is a listener-supported, community-powered radio station—your gift makes everything we do possible!
Please make a gift supporting our fall fund drive so we can continue to bring you great music and events! Your gift will also help us launch our broadcast at 107.1FM in October 2017!
If you would like to become a sustaining member by making a recurring donation (monthy or quarterly), or select a fall campaign thank you gift, please visit CHIRP’s main donation page to make your contribution (and don’t forget to enter the name of the CHIRP Volunteer or DJ in the “How did you hear about CHIRP” section so they can receive credit for your gift!)
|Deirdre Smith||09/22/2017||$50.00||Keep up the good work!||Erik Trojnar||09/22/2017||$15.00||Thanks for all the amazing music you spin, DJ Stevo!||Randall Wosilus||09/22/2017||$50.00||Hi Steve, hope you reach your goal!||Ian Andrusyk||09/22/2017||$100.00||Jack Halm||09/22/2017||$50.00||John Culver||09/22/2017||$25.00||Share this with DJ Jim K!||Lori Kiergaard||09/22/2017||$25.00||Anonymous Friend||09/22/2017||$50.00||Craig Smith||09/18/2017||$60.00||Looking forward to hearing you on the air next month over 107.1 Steve! It's awesome news indeed! Best always Craig||Tom Rose||09/15/2017||$20.00||For Steve Anderson. Can you play an X song for my friend Rick Carton who passed away this past spring?||Vince SanFilippo||09/15/2017||$20.00||E. Yoeckel||09/15/2017||$50.00||Just for my favorite DJ Stev-O||Anonymous Friend||09/15/2017||$20.00||Melody Clark||09/14/2017||$25.00||James Seidler||09/13/2017||$15.00|