September 22, 2011
Program September 23, 2011
But we're not done yet -- WRIR has set a goal to raise $35,000 in the current drive. This is the money we use to pay our rent and utilities; to buy and repair broadcast equipment; to acquire nationally-syndicated programs from NPR, Pacifica and others; and to pay the dozens of expenses that come along with running a not-so-small small business -- one that's on the air 24/7/365 with a volunteer staff of 150 people serving thousands of listeners.
We'll meet this ambitious and necessary goal with a strong close to the drive. So if you haven't donated yet, please consider making a contribution some time in the next three days. And thank you for listening to and supporting WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, radio for the rest of us, a project dedicated to the radical proposition that the public airwaves belong to the public -- not to the government or Clear Channel or Rush Limbaugh, but to you.
To make your donation, please call 804-622-9747, visit the station in person at 1621-B West Broad Street in Richmond, or click here to donate online:
For my second Summer 2011 Fund Drive edition of Global A Go-Go (this Friday from 5 to 7 PM), I have a very special treat for you -- Bio Ritmo, Richmond's salsa machine, will be performing live in the studio. Bio Ritmo has a lot to celebrate right now -- it's their 20th anniversary this month, they've just returned from France where they played at a major festival, and their new album La Verdad was released this week. Before they head over to Gallery 5 for their record release party (http://gallery5arts.org/Calendar_of_Events.html), Bio Ritmo will be groovin' in WRIR's Live Room and encouraging you to do as they do and support community radio in Richmond.
I hope you tune in this week, and thank you (in arrears or advance) for supporting WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio.
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go
Song | Artist (Country) | Recording | Label | Year
Separation | Oliver Lake (USA) | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1996
Global A Go-Go | Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (UK) | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001
Let My People Boogaloo | Spanglish Fly (USA) | 101 Things To Do In Bongolia | Electric Cowbell | 2011
Taking Over | Ralph Robles (USA) | Taking Over | Fania | 1968
El Bantu | Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers (USA) | Mi Watusi | Freestyle | 2011
The Good Leaf | Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria) | From Africa With Fury: Rise | Knitting Factory | 2011
Let Them Talk | Geraldo Pino & The Heartbeats (Sierra Leone) | Heavy Heavy Heavy | RetroAfric | 196x
The Passenger | The Jolly Boys (Jamaica) | Great Expectation | eOne Music | 2011
Bio Ritmo, live in the studio:
Zombie | Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & The Africa 70 (Nigeria) | Zombie | Coconut | 1976
Live sound engineering for Bio Ritmo's set was done by Allan Coberly & Tim Falen; great job, gentlemen