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)

August 12, 2006

Irish Aires Needs Your Support

It is that time of the year again. We need to ask for your
help so that the station can pay for necessary expenses to
stay on the air and to continue to try to bring quality
programming & information to Houston & the world (thru
the internet).

For you long time email subscribers, I know
that these pleas for help are not your favorite emails
(they are not mine!). Three or four times a year we need
to interrupt our normal procedures and WORK to pay for our
expenses. However, think of it this way: most people spend
40+ hours A week WORKING for their expenses. The Irish
Aires show only asks for your support 4 times a year.

For you new subscribers, let me fill you in on the
economics of the IRISH AIRES (IA) world.

We are completely non-profit and non-commercial.

ALL the work done on behalf of Irish Aires is done by
unpaid volunteers. KPFT is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization who does not solicit or take corporate
sponsorship money (except through “Employee Match”

Therefore, some 90% of our funding comes from individual
contributions which average about $60 a piece. The other
10% comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (aka
the US government). Without YOUR support we could not make

IA is devoted to promoting Irish & Celtic culture. Let me
give you a list of what that entails:

BROADCASTS: Weekly local broadcasts of the Irish Aires
radio show (Saturdays 6:00-7:00PM Central Time in the US –
Midnight to 1PM in Ireland on 90.1FM in Houston & 98.5FM in
Galveston) and
live on the internet OR archived prior shows on the internet.


IRISH NEWS: Daily Irish News emails (
Irish Aires Yahoo News Group
Irish Aires news headlines available the
Irish American Unity Conference News Group
Irish Aires News Blog
Irish Aires News Feed to your News Reader

Subscribe to:
ALL Posts

Irish Aires Events & Culture Blog
Irish Aires Events & Stuff Feed to your News Reader

Irish Aires Home Page Irish Aires Links Page
Irish Aires Houston Links

If these items are valuable to you, join KPFT or renew your
membership in KPFT. The station and the Irish Aires crew
need your support.

You can contribute to Irish Aires by calling 713-526-5738
during our shows on Aug 12th or Aug 19th 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


Traditional & Folk

Live From Dublin – The Chieftains Tribute to Derek Bell
Last Waltz – Betsy McGovern & Patrick O’Flaherty
Andreas Brown Eyes Patrick O’Flaherty
Change of Habit The Poor Clares
The Celtic Folk – Volume I
The Celtic Folk – Volume II
Soul of a Wanderer – Jed Marum
In the Rare Ould Times Clan Ceili
Let Me In – Constant Billy

US Civil War Music

Fighting Tigers of Ireland– Jed Marum


Song for Midwinter The Poor Clares

Celtic Rock

The Elders Live– The Elders

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 gift(s) that you want:


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offerings from the Pacifica Radio Archives?
Yes _____
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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
all nations, races, creeds and colors.

* To promote freedom of the press and serve as a forum for

* To maintain an independent funding base.

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