Happy birthday to me!
On October 21st, at 12p noon, we will at long last flip the switch on our FM transmitter and our broadcast at 107.1 FM will be born!
I've been with CHIRP for almost 11 years now, from right before we began streaming our locally-focused content. It's been a longer road to broadcast than we expected, but here we finally are!
I'm proud to be a part of this organization and of the music community of Chicago in general. It's a scene that helped raise me and influence me as I grew up. The people, the experiences, and the sense of shared belonging. And when I thought I was done and knew it all, there came CHIRP. What began as a work of self-interest rapidly changed as I realized that I could give back to a community that had given me so much over the years. Then my real work began, and it was truly in service of something larger than myself. CHIRP is an organization of people that care as much as I do and that are committed to promoting local artists to the world, to bringing a personal experience and historical perspective to finding new favorites, and to contributing to Chicago's music scene in meaningful and evolutionary ways.
Thank you for your help over the years, and for all the help to come. We have made it to a point that has been long in the making, but we are not stopping here.
There is so much more to do, and I'm thankful that we will continue to do it together.
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!)
|Sarah Rolfes||09/22/2017||$50.00||Congratulations Scott!! - Greg and sarah||Noah Goss||09/22/2017||$50.00||Boom!! Congrats on hard work rewarded...keep up the good work, mister||Stephen Kohn||09/22/2017||$100.00||Karen Meade||09/21/2017||$100.00||Congratulations to all the CHIRP peeps~||Patrick Kenny||09/15/2017||$50.00||Great work, keep it going, Pat and Karen!||Liz Zweifler||09/15/2017||$25.00||Congratualtions Scott!||Judy Kolet||09/15/2017||$521.00||Congrats to the Chirp team! Happy birthday, Scott! From two of your favorite supporters.||Anonymous Friend||09/13/2017||$120.00||Angie Fritz||09/13/2017||$50.00||A huge congrats to Chirp Radio and to Chicago for getting a much needed independent radio station!||Bex Huv||09/11/2017||$20.00||Jill McKenna||09/11/2017||$25.00||Rhys Martin||09/11/2017||$50.00||Donating the amount of money I think is equal to your age? ;)|