Help DJ Mike Raise $1,071 to Launch CHIRP on 107.1 FM
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Help DJ Mike Raise $1,071 to Launch CHIRP on 107.1 FM

After the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, all of us are being asked to make donations to the Red Cross and other worthy organizations. So why consider digging deeper into your pockets to contribute to CHIRP Radio's Fall 2017 Fund-Raising Campaign?

Because you have the chance to make history. After 10 years of hard work and listener support, CHIRP finally will be on the air in Chicago on 107.1 FM, beginning October 21, 2017. Now you can enjoy CHIRP on your car radio while cruising along Lake Shore Drive, at the beach or in your home or office. While this is exciting news for CHIRP's Chicago listeners, it also brings an added layer of expenses that come from running a non-commerical, terrestrial radio station, which is why we need your generous support.

I discovered CHIRP Radio at a Trail of Dead concert in 2011 and have been a regular listener and donor ever since. I also host a regular show Friday afternoons from 12 noon to 3 pm.

What inspires me to donate my time and money to this wonderful and unique radio station?

Quite simply, it's our music, programming and live events. CHIRP spotlights great Chicago independent artists, as well as musicians from around the world. Without CHIRP, many of these artists would not be heard on any platforms, including Spotify and Pandora. CHIRP is a vital part of Chicago's music scene and our shows stream around the world via our free CHIRP Android and iPhone apps and Website.

To honor our new frequency of 107.1 FM, my goal is to raise $1,071 for CHIRP's 2017 Fall Fund-Raising Drive. Here's my offer to you. I WILL MATCH EVERY DOLLAR THAT IS RAISED ON MY PERSONAL FUND-RAISING PAGE (UP TO $571 TOTAL). You contribute $25; I will contribute $25. Raise your contribution to $100 and I will contribute $100.

Keep in mind that your dontation is 100% tax-deductible. Everyone who contributes $60 will receive a really cool CHIRP Limited Edition commemorative poster designed by screen printer Dan Grzeca. I have already reserved a spot on my living room wall for it! And everyone who gives during the course of the drive will receive an automatic entry into a drawing to win a two-night, Downtown Weekend Package at the fabulous new Ace Hotel, including one breakfast and dinner at City Mouse,Chef Jason Vincent's new restaurant.

If you can't listen to my live show on Friday from noon to 3 pm, Radio Free America archives my last two shows. And if you make a donation, please also include a song request and I will play it on the air and thank you for your generous contribution!

Thanks again for your consideration. One day, when you are driving your car along Chicago's lakefront and tune in CHIRP on 107.1 FM, you can turn to your mate and say, "My donations helped get those guys on the air!"

How cool is that?

ABOUT 2017 Fall Fundraising Campaign


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!)

Name Date Amount Comments
Paulette Jagers 01/14/2018 $100.00 Mike, I'm sorry all my mail in the US is just arrving in Canada. I'm very proud of you realizing one of your dreams! Keep the music alive my friend!
Cheryl Scott 12/31/2017 $50.00 Happy New Year!
Philip Schuyler 10/24/2017 $60.00 Congratulations to CHIRP Radio and Mike "Mr. Music" Nikolich! Please know I'll be assigning one of my car radio pre-set station buttons to 107.1 FM. I look forward to hearing Mike, and the rest of your Jocks, any time I'm behind the wheel. Far out!
Linda Kutt 09/26/2017 $25.00  
Michael Nikolich 09/26/2017 $131.00 WE DID IT! With my match today, we have hit our goal of raising $1,071 to support CHIRP Radio's launch Oct. 21 at 12 noon on 107.1 FM in Chicago. Thank you to everyone for your generosity and support. Don't forget to tune me in on Fridays from noon to 3 pm on 107.1 FM and via CHIRP's free Android and iPhone apps.
Sandy Domagalski 09/23/2017 $10.00  
Nancy and Dennis Good 09/23/2017 $35.00  
Andrew Robins 09/22/2017 $50.00 Best of luck Mike Nikolich!
Geoffrey and Sarah Gordon 09/21/2017 $100.00  
Michael Nikolich 09/21/2017 $410.00 Thanks family, friends and listeners for donating to my CHIRP Fall Fund-Raising Drive. This is the first of two matching donations I will make. Help me raise $1,071 to help pay for CHIRP's broadcast launch Oct. 21 on 107.1 FM in Chicago!!!!
Kevin Johnson 09/19/2017 $25.00 In honor of my late uncle, the 'old "folk crooner", Jerry Johnson.
Susan Nikolich 09/17/2017 $60.00 Mike Nikolich ROCKS!!
Martin Nott 09/15/2017 $30.00 Congratulations and good fortunes!
Eric Draut 09/15/2017 $100.00  
Jess Nikolich 09/15/2017 $20.00 "I'll Still Destroy You" off The National's new record, Sleep Well Beast. I'll be tuning in, pops!
Prashanth Sankaran 09/15/2017 $25.00 Congratulations on your work as a DJ.. !! And great work doing a fund raiser. Pick a song for me please. - Prashanth
Robert Toczycki 09/14/2017 $25.00 To Mike Wolfman Nikolich, good times never felt so good. Looking forward to tuning in on the FM dial. Please feel free to play to play the song inferred in this message, as everyone loves a sing-a-long, especially Mike!!!!
David Duesterbeck 09/14/2017 $25.00 You pick a song for me cuz............
  Total $1,281.00