GRASSROOTS RADIO CONFERENCE
The SaveWRVU/VivaWRVU campaigns have produced leaders in the national fight to protect the future of community radio from the corporate National Public Radio/Public Radio Capital led take-overs of non-commercial stations. This conference is to discuss strategies to combat what has become a nation-wide epidemic.
WHAT: College Radio Panel (featuring WRVU FRIENDS & FAMILY rep.)
WHERE: Independent Media Center
WHEN: July 26 – 29th, 2012
Making Waves – The Fight for College & Community Radio
Track: The Future of Community Radio
This session led by college radio activists from across the nation will discuss strategies for keeping Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) stations On The Air in today’s dangerous radio landscape.
The future of community broadcasting depends upon college radio as an experimental training ground and a forum for local ideas. Increasingly, however, large public stations see these educational frequencies as easy prey within spectrum limited markets and university administrators seem all too eager to trade generations of student programming for a few million Public Radio dollars. To survive this growing crisis and avoid emergency situations such as frequency sales and studio lockouts, college and community stations must work together to understand the changing landscape on the left-hand side of the dial and innovate the solutions necessary to protect their independence.
Ted Coe, KCSB Development Coordinator, University of California @ Santa Barbara
Kenya Lewis, Organizer, Save KUSF
Norman Prusslin, President/Chair Emeritus, Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS); WUSB Faculty Director, CUNY Stony Brook
Sharon Scott, President, WRVU Friends & Family
Jennifer Waits, Editor, Spinning Indie, Radio Survivor; KFJC
GIVE TO WRVU FRIENDS&FAMILY !
Donate or buy from Amazon via VivaWRVU website to help WRVU Friends & Family fight the current proposed sale of the broadcast license .
This Fund Raising Campaign is going on RIGHT NOW!
WHAT: WRVU FRIENDS & FAMILY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
TIME: RIGHT NOW!
Donate or buy from Amazon via VivaWRVU website to help WRVU F&F fight the current proposed sale of the broadcast license .
COLLEGE RADIO DAY!
COLLEGE RADIO DAY MIXER W/ WRVU FRIENDS & FAMILY
This Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 7pm – 10 pm in Nashville.
WHERE: Bound’ry Restaurant
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
WHAT: COLLEGE RADIO DAY MIXER W/ WRVU FRIENDS & FAMILY
ADDRESS: 911 20th Ave. South Nashville, TN
TIME: 7pm – 10:00pm
You are cordially invited to a celebration of College Radio Day – Tuesday October 11th – @ Bound’ry (formerly the Rock N’ Roll Hotel) in celebration of WRVU. From 7 – 10 PM. We will be enjoying appetizers and cocktails as we discuss the current strategy for Saving WRVU and Revitalizing 91.1 FM.
!! FREE PIZZA for CURRENT WRVU DJs & those who have been recently banished by the VSC.!!
Check out the event on FaceBook
Otherwise, show love for your favorite college station by wearing your WRVU T-shirt on Tuesday and telling everyone you know that the 91.1 FM frequency sale HAS NOT HAPPENED YET and that it is still possible to SAVE WRVU!
SaveWRVU will have a table near the main stage @ Soundland. This Saturday September 18th Noon – 9 pm in Nashville.
Come visit SaveWRVU table the Main Stage at SoundLand! VIVA WRVU!
Visit the table at Nashville’s SoundLand event! SoundLand.
WHEN: Saturday, September 18th, 2011
ADDRESS: Throughout, Nashville, TN
TIME: noon – 9:00pm
For information on future Save WRVU events email email@example.com
NPR, WPLN, WFCL BOARD MEETING
Nashville Public Radio, WPLN and WFCL will hold a board meeting Tuesday, October 18th, from 8:30am – 9:30am at their offices at 630 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37228.
We urge every WRVU supporter to attend this board meeting that is open to the public. NPR currently leases the 91.1 frequency from Vanderbilt Student Communications and is broadcasting classical music under the call letters WFCL. They will soon conduct fund raising drives in hopes of generating the $3.35 million the VSC is asking for the purchase of the frequency.
It’s your turn to tell NPR, WPLN & WFCL that you want the frequency to be returned to the students at WRVU who started the station over 50 years ago. For directions visit this link.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
WHAT: WPLN, WFCL BOARD MEETING
ADDRESS: 630 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37228
TIME: 8:30am – 9:30am
For directions by phone contact (615) 760-2903 / (877) 760-2903 phone.
For information on future Save WRVU events email firstname.lastname@example.org
BEN AND JERRY’S FREE SCOOP DAY
Tuesday April 12th is Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry’s Vanderbilt location (416-A 21st Avenue South). And this year’s charity is the WRVU Friends & Family Association, an organization dedicated to keeping 91.1 WRVU-FM on the Nashville airwaves. So drop by between 12 noon and 8 pm for a “free” scoop of delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream including their free trade flavors Bonnaroo Buzz, Milk and Cookies, and Late Night Snack (Jimmy’s Fallon’s flavor). You can talk with some of your favorite WRVU DJ’s about how you can help save 91.1. Save WRVU merchandise will be available. And you can also make a donation to the WRVU Friends & Family Association Fund. All donations will be used for the campaign to save WRVU-FM. So tell all your friends to come out to Ben & Jerry’s for “Free Cone Day” on Tuesday April 12th.
Listen to Audio Promos:
WHEN: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
WHAT: GET A FREE SCOOP TO HELP SAVE WRVU!
WHERE: Ben & Jerry’s Vanderbilt location
ADDRESS: 416-A 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN
TIME: 12 noon – 8:00pm
LOUD LOVE BENEFIT FOR WRVU AT THE MUSE
The campaign to keep WRVU-FM on the Nashville airwaves gets a bit louder! On Sunday, April 3rd, at The Muse (835 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN) the next Save WRVU benefit concert will be held, with an impressive and diverse lineup of Nashville bands dedicated to helping keep the long-running Vanderbilt free-form, non-commercial, radio station on the air. Presented by DJ D.Rew of the Loud Love show, the concert will feature up and coming rockers Gnarwhal, Diarrhea Planet, Evan P. Donohue, runner-up at this year’s Road to Bonnaroo, Nashville veterans Black Patch (Jo Garcia of Bad Friend, John Adams of Bad Friend, High on Life, and Nathan Vasquez of Deluxin’, Cheap Time, Be Your Own Pet, etc.), Flesh Vehicle (Tom Pappas of Superdrag, Jeremy Asbrock of the Shazam, and Steve Latination of Agent Orange) and Legendary DIY pioneer and former WFMU DJ R. Stevie Moore!
The doors for the April 3rd concert will open at 7pm and admission is a $5 minimum donation. Vanderbilt students will be admitted to the concert for free with a valid Vandy student ID, although donations will be appreciated. This is an all-ages show, so everyone can experience these great bands and help keep WRVU on the air! The show is officially sanctioned by, and proceeds from the event will go directly to, the WRVU Friends & Family Association Fund to be used in the campaign to keep WRVU on the airwaves at 91.1 FM in Nashville. Donations to the WRVU Friends & Family Association Fund may also be made at any Nashville area Fifth Third Bank location.
For those unable to attend the concert the Muse will be streaming the concert at www.themusenashville.com For additional concert, artist and special guest updates as well as info on how to help save WRVU visit SaveWRVU.com and WRVU.org . And be sure to join our Facebook
WHEN: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
WHAT: WRVU Benefit at The MUSE
WHERE: The Muse
ADDRESS: 835 4th Ave. South, Nashville, TN
TIME: Doors @ 7:00pm
ARTISTS: Gnarwhal , Diarrhea Planet & Evan P. Donohue, Black Patch (Jo Garcia of Bad Friend, John Adams of Bad Friend, High on Life, and Nathan Vasquez of Deluxin’, Cheap Time, Be Your Own Pet, etc.), Flesh Vehicle (Tom Pappas of Superdrag, Jeremy Asbrock of the Shazam, and Steve Latination of Agent Orange) and Legendary R. Stevie Moore!
INFO:$5 minimum donation. Vandy students free w/ Vandy I.D. (any donation appreciated). Donations go to the WRVU Friends & Family Association Fund and used in the Save WRVU campaign to keep 91.1 FM on the air. Save WRVU merchandise will be available for purchase. Event is all ages.
WRVU FUTURE OF JAZZ BENEFIT BRUNCH