News about the Irish & Irish American culture, music, news, sports. This is hosted by the Irish Aires radio show on KPFT-FM 90.1 in Houston, Texas (a Pacifica community radio station)

November 04, 2005

Irish Aires Needs Your Help

Irish Aires is heard on KPFT-FM (90.1FM in Houston Texas)
and on the internet (both live and in archived versions)

KPFT is a non-commercial, community supported radio show.
They except no corporate or commercial sponsorship. The
receive a modest amount of support from the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting & grants, but 90% of their budget is
provided by individual contributions (which average about
$60 each).

Because of the need for your continued support, we need to
take time out of our regular broadcasting schedule to
request your support.

In addition to our broadcast which feature Irish/Celtic
music, we regularly include Irish news from Dublin and a
listing of local Celtic events. We also hosts special
guests to discuss issue of interest to the Irish &
Irish/American community.

We also provide various resource on the internet. They

Irish Aires Home Page
Irish Aires Links Page
Irish Aires Email Lists
Irish Aires Info Blog
Irish Aires News Blog

As we have said before, we don’t need people to give a lot;
we need A LOT OF PEOPLE to give. Your individual support
at any level will help the station stay on the air and
Irish Aires to continue into its 24th Year.

You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738
during our shows on Nov 5th or Nov 12th between 6:00-
7:00PM OR you can complete the below form and return to me
via email ( ) or via US mail to Irish
Aires, KPFT, 419 Lovett, Houston, Texas 77006.

Basic membership costs are $25 for students & people on a
fixed or lower income; regular membership goes for $35 per

If you can give more, we have been the beneficiaries of
some Irish/Celtic music CDs that we would like to give you
in return for a $60 contribution (even if you can only
afford to pay it out at $5 per month). See details of
available CDs below.

But it is more important for you to contribute, no matter
what the amount. Wide-spread, small contributions give our
station support from the community of people who appreciate
our programming and internet information.

We have some thank you gifts for contributions. If you can
contribute at the $60 level you will get one of the
following CDs. If you can contribute at the $90 level, you
will get two of the following. (Availability of individual
CDs is limited, so it is first come, first serve).

CD Title Artist


Andreas Brown Eyes Patrick O’Flaherty

Change of Habit The Poor Clares
Song for Midwinter The Poor Clares
Celtic Chants – Celtic Women
Ladies of Ireland – Celtic Women
Magic of the Celtic Harp – Celtic Women
Casualties of Retail – Enter the Haggis
Last Waltz – Betsy McGovern & Patrick O’Flaherty
The Best Crowd We’ve Ever Had – The Elders
Fighting Tigers of Ireland – US Civil War – Jed Marum
Soul of a Wanderer – Jed Marum
In the Rare Ould Times Clan Ceili

At whatever level you can support us, please do.

Jay & Pete


Jay Dooling ( )
Irish Aires
419 Lovett Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

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Thank you for your generosity. Your contribution will go to
okay radio even better!

Pete Little & Jay Dooling

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* To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community

* To contribute to a lasting understanding between
individuals of
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