| HOW CAN I HELP? |

WHERE TO BEGIN…
There are any number of ways that you can get WRVU back on the air. It is very important to understand that heat needs to be applied consistently until a satisfactory conclusion is reached. If you have already sent a letter, send another one to the Vanderbilt University administration or to WPLN. It is important to note that the VSC are hoping that everyone will accept their moves as a forgone conclusion, so it is critical that YOU STAY WITH US ON THIS and continue to voice your displeasure, write letters, make phone calls, and do what is needed to put an end to this nonsense. The license sale is far from a forgone conclusion – the sale requires Vanderbilt University’s (Chancellor Zeppos and Board of Trust) approval, the sale is an agreement only, requiring WPLN to come up with $3.35M over the next few months, and the sale has to meet FCC approval. As you can see, there are three fronts we can win this. That is why it is critical that YOU STAY WITH US ON THIS and see this through.


PLEASE GIVE NOW.

Join us in this campaign for the recovery of 91.1 Nashville and for the protection of college radio everywhere.

Time or money, both are valuable. Anonymously or publicly, the choice is yours. If you love WRVU and long to hear it once again on your FM, we urge you to PARTICIPATE in its Revival!

Please give in whatever way you can and ask your own friends & family to do the same!!!

Visit VivaWRVU.org to Donate.


EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT WRVU AND THE SAVE WRVU CAMPAIGN

WRITE A LETTER/EMAIL!
Based on your relationship to Vanderbilt (student, alumni, neighbor, etc) direct your concern to the people in ‘WHO TO LOBBY‘ menu tab above. Be sure to urge the recipient to visit SaveWRVU.org to become up to speed and to join the cause!

JOIN THE FOLLOWING SOCIAL MEDIA AND GROUPS
FaceBook

DONATE

The WRVU Friends & Family are an incorporated not-for-profit organization. Visit WRVU Friends & Family at VivaWRVU.org . WRVU Friends and Family are fully committed to fight the WRVU license sale to the end, one of which, being the legal front. Now, more than ever, we need your financial support to ‘turn this ship around’. 100% of the funds collected by the WRVU Friends and Family will be used to fight the license sale to WPLN and to get WRVU back on the air and in the student’s hands, where it belongs. 

WRVU Friends & Family

WRVU FAMILY
P.O. BOX 120674
Nashville, TN 37212

Checks or Money Orders made out to the “WRVU Family” may be sent to the address above.

Deposits of cash or check for the “WRVU Family” may be made at any 5th 3rd Bank.

Donations to the “WRVU Family” may also be made online through Pay Pal. Donate to email account wrvu@nolo.tv.

POSTERS, BANNERS, FLYERS NEEDED
We need local printers and banner manufacturers to donate Save WRVU posters, flyers and banners. If you are willing to make a donation please contact us at savewrvucommunity@gmail.com . Also see the ‘GRAPHICS’ menu above for flyers and images you can print and include in websites.

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT OF WRVU
You can purchase a cool Save WRVU black T-shirt for cheap! Go to
the retail locations found in ‘MERCH’ . All proceeds go toward the fight to Save WRVU.

BE CREATIVE!
Paint saveWRVU.com on your car windows; Place VivaWRVU.org signs in your yard; Organize Save WRVU gatherings and display VivaWRVU.org signs and hold information sessions educating listeners and recruiting others to help in the battle to save WRVU. And please send any other ideas you have to savewrvucommunity@gmail.com We will assist in promoting any Save WRVU function whenever possible.

TALK TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW ABOUT WRVU!

CALLING ARTIST, MUSICIANS, SONGWRITERS & MUSIC FANS
If you are a local, regional or national artist, musician, singer or songwriter,
please post the savewruv.com logo on all your social sites and link it to http://www.VivaWRVU.org You can find the graphics in the ‘GRAPHICS’ menu above.

Encourage music fans at your shows and on line to join the fight to save WRVU and visit the VivaWRVU.org site. If you would like to record a promo, please email us at savewrvucommunity@gmail.com and we’ll send you complete information.

If you are a fan of any local, regional or national artists, musicians, singers or songwriters, please urge them to place this graphic on all their social sites. And please post it on your social sites too!

SIGN UP TO THE SAVEWRVUCOMMUNITY EMAIL LIST
Please sign up to the Save WRVU email list so we can update you about the latest Save WRVU news and events. Send your name and email address to savewrvucommunity@gmail.com Your email address will not be shared or sold to any other party. It will be used strictly in conjunction with the Save WRVU campaign.

OTHER IDEAS: 

  • Talk to one of the VSC members if you know them. Or get to know them.
  • Lobby other prominent organizations and individuals.
  • Write a letter to the editor for any local media outlet.
  • If you are a student, get your parents involved, especially if they are coming to Parents Weekend. Inform them of what is going on, and have them speak with the administration.
  • If you are a listener, submit a review on yelp.com

3 Responses to | HOW CAN I HELP? |

  1. Robert Dunn says:

    Over the years I have enjoyed the music the station plays and the diversity in music genres you have had. I think that it would be a shame to the town of Nashville to loose the only TRUE radio station it has. WRVU is the greatest station in music city because of all the different music it plays by the students from all around the country. It is a shame that the Bluegrass show went off the air, it had been running for so long. Why did this happen in the city where country music started? Bluegrass is the origin of country music and for Vanderbilt to hold the only radio show that still promotes that and want to just throw it to the way side does not make any since. Why are you not caring about Nashville’s heritage?
    A concerned listener
    Robert Dunn

  2. I am deeply concerned about the possible sale of Vanderbilt’s College Radio Station. As noted in a letter by alumni with strong ties to the radio station, “WRVU is special for Vanderbilt students and to the Nashville community, since, as we’ve noted
    previously, it is the only media link between both.”

    I am the Vanderbilt co-chair for community outreach with the Meharry-Vanderbilt Student Alliance and I have worked extensively in the Buena Vista Neighborhood of North Nashville in an effort to develop Vanderbilt’s presence in that community. Vanderbilt has made great commitments to Nashville over the last two decades and it has done much to atone for aggressive urban renewal policies and its role in American segregation. Nevertheless, given our comparatively vast financial resources, we have a responsibility to set our standards higher than everyone else for community outreach and community leadership.

    Proceeds from the sale of a license are significant. However, I am concerned that the sale of a ‘low-end of the dial’ station will like go to groups that are diametrically opposed to Vanderbilt’s standards of free inquiry and intellectual tolerance. Do we really want to give the religious right an additional opportunity to broadcast viewpoints that denigrate, demean and demonize practices, beliefs and policies that don’t square with a limited worldview?

    Vanderbilt can afford to keep this radio station. It represents part of the progressive spectrum at our school and, as such, fulfills a cultural niche that is essential to the school’s national stature.

    Sincerely, I remain,

    Johan Westenburg
    Graduate Program for Economic Development, Vanderbilt
    johan.p.westenburg@vanderbilt.edu

  3. kang says:

    It began with a song.
    In the clamour of regulated heart beats
    The drones were awakened.
    The suits commence war every sunrise.
    If only they knew
    They dance the same dance to the same
    song.
    Who stole the neon from the city?

    :kang

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