WPVM Fund Drive – Last Day!

October 29, 2007 by onair

To make a donation, give us a call at 828-258-0085 or toll-free at 866-962-9786

Or, you can click here to donate online.

WPVM’s Fall 2007 On-Air Listener Support Fund Drive starts Friday, October 26 and goes through Friday, November 2. We hope you’ll tune in and make a donation to support your independent, progressive community radio station and help us reach our goal of $15,000.

Thank you for supporting WPVM!
WPVM is a nonprofit entity and depends on support from the community.

Please make checks payable to WPVM and send them to:

Mountain Area Information Network
34 Wall Street
Suite 407
Asheville, NC 28801

Or make a secure credit card donation online.

At this time of Fall fundraising, we ask for your financial support. Whether you are able to contribute $5 or $500, every dollar helps. You like what you hear on WPVM, and we need your help. Make a donation during the fund drive and we’ll show our appreciation to you by offering you one or more of our great thank you gifts, listed below.

2007 Fall Fund Drive Thank You Gifts

October 29, 2007 by onair

Presentation: “A Progressive Response to an Undemocratic Media”
Author: Wally Bowen, founder and executive director of the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN)

“A Progressive Response to an Undemocratic Media” is a 90-minute video featuring MAIN executive director Wally Bowen outlining how our nation lost a democratic media in the decades following the Civil War — and how we can get it back. This DVD is a great way to learn about the impending corporate-takeover of the Internet, and how the growing national media reform movement is tackling this core civil liberties challenge. Check out this DVD to see how MAIN and WPVM are on the leading edge of creating a more democratic media!

Book Title: “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism”
Author: Naomi Klein

The bestselling author of No Logo shows how the global “free market” has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to Iraq

In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term “disaster capitalism.”

The Shock Doctrine shows how the free market capitalism movement has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq.

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Making Progress: News for a Change, October 28, 2007

October 29, 2007 by onair

On this Fall Funddrive edition, we’ll have the three progressive candidates for City Council – Brownie Newman, Bryan Freeborn, and Elaine Lite. They’ll talk about where they agree, where they disagree, and talk about their personal most important issues for the new Council. Gordon Smith of Scrutiny Hooligans will talk about how the race is shaping up.

Call 258-0085 to support locally-produced progressive news and information programming. For a $50 donation, you can have the LAST classic “Don’t Tase Me, Bro” t-shirt. This is the “Don’t Tread On Me” of our age, designed by station manager Jason Holland, printed locally on a quality cotton t. Don’t be caught without one at the next political rally…

Sirens’ Muse Fund Drive Special

October 25, 2007 by onair

Hi ALL~ It’s FUNd raising time again. We’ve put together some special “Thank You Gifts” to be given away during the Sirens’ Muse fund drive show on Sunday Oct 28th between 1-3 PM EST. To see what these gifts are, go to www.wpvm.org/sirensmuse.  We will be playing from the CDs we have to give away, PLUS we’re going to do a set of some of our favorite political songs, and a set of cover songs that we consider to be modern day classics because so many people are covering these songs. Be sure to tune in and PLEASE DONATE to YOUR Progressive Voice of the Mountains, WPVM. xoxAJ

stunt-cipher-mayhem invites listener support

October 25, 2007 by onair

spinning dancer

Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero

every Friday afternoon from 2-4, but considering nostril dominance, a variation on nasal cycle and thus which side of your brain drives not only perception, but also all of the finer (though clearly not finite) charitable instincts, especially on this 10-26,

clockwise or counter, today is declared the listener’s turn. Engagé.

Tune in and become one with the spin.

Our number remains vertically linear, an up and down motion at your fingertip – 828/258-0085.

And stunt-cipher-mayhem invites you to seize this opportunity to contribute on this first final Friday of this autumnal 8th (Oct) /slash/ 10th (Oct) month of a peculiar calendar featuring two Roman Imperial and Titular Dictators (Julius & Augustus), keeping it all in the family, skewing the name/numbers of all subsequent months, and ultimately associated with a bland hair style assumed by all at WPVM especially for this fund and fun drive,caesar head

while we hereby additionally declare a 13th month of 32 days from now on known insipidly as “George”

and inserted you-know-where

as indicated by our stony eyeballs and

if truth were in fact absolute. But we here at WPVM, turning up our noses at all things linear, do prefer to emphasize cyclical time,

which leads to my unanimous [secret] decree considering, of course, your eclectic listening gratifications, and without, of course, consulting anyone else (in true imperial style and according to [see above] precedent).

In any case, CDs offered as gifts (once again) shall be featured for each divergent listening bewilderment(s) and suspected to be thereby – a distributive delight.

Such that this partially explains our cyclical request for your cash contribution.

So, please don’t wait – give us a call at 828/258-0085.

All else must remain classified. Believe me; it’s for your own good.

WPVM Fund Drive Begins Friday

October 24, 2007 by onair


October 24, 2007 by onair

This week on the PARIS of the South radio hour , three ” World tracks ” magazines courtesy of Radio France International.

IGGY POP is 60 years old and still perform , jumping around in his leopard underwear… The rock iguana was in France and talked to Daniel Brown .

The Tuscarora tribe has shared the tragic destiny of thousands of Amerindian communities in the Americas: death, forced displacement, poverty and acculturation.Meet North American Tuscarora vocalist Pura Fesuccessful in France and an ambassador to her heritage .

Last stop , we will go to LONDON to the MOBO(Music of Black Origin ) awards ceremony. One of the biggest music events in the UK .

Enjoy ! click here to listen NOW !