October 15, 2018

Program October 17, 2018

WRIR's Fall 2018 Fund Drive is now underway -- we're working to raise $40,000 by Wednesday October 24 to power independent community radio in Richmond for another six months. Thank you for your previous donations to Richmond Independent Radio; I'm writing to encourage you to make a donation once again this fall.

You can make that donation in two minutes by clicking this link: http://wrir.org/donating. Or you can call or visit us between 9 AM and 9 PM during the drive, now through October 24. Our phone number is 804-622-9747; our address is 1621 W. Broad Street, 2nd floor.

In today's world, nothing is more empowering than having direct access to the media. All you have to do is look at the President of the United States, shake your head, and you'll know that what I'm saying is the truth.

Richmond Independent Radio gives you and people like you the kind of access that used to be available only to the rich, the powerful, and those who were willing to carry water for the rich and powerful. If you have a message to get out to Richmond, WRIR is the place to do it. And if you know someone with a message, we're probably the people who are amplifying it. That's what people powered media is about.

Financially, we're people powered as well. We don't have deep-pocketed advertisers or donors -- we have you. The overwhelming majority of Richmond Independent Radio's $149,000 annual budget comes from folks like you ...

... and from folks like me. Once again, I'm challenging the friends of Global A Go-Go to support WRIR. On Wednesday October 17 between 3 and 5 PM during my radio show, I'll match your donation, dollar for dollar, up to $500. So double your donation by making it during Global A Go-Go.

If you tune in at that time, not only will you hear my money steadily being drained from my wallet; you'll also hear one of Richmond's best bands. Mighty Joshua (pictured above) has been named Virginia Reggae Artist of the Year for four years running; his band Zion #5 won the Virginia Reggae Favorite Band Award for the last two years. For the first time ever, Mighty Joshua plays live on Global A Go-Go Wednesday October 17 between 3 and 5 PM, bringing you his conscious nyabinghi drum sounds and encouraging you to donate to independent, community radio in Richmond.

To donate either now or on Wednesday between 3 and 5 PM, just click this link: http://wrir.org/donating. Or you can call or visit us any time between 9 AM and 9 PM during the drive, now through October 24. Our phone number is 804-622-9747; you can visit us at 1621 W. Broad Street, 2nd floor.

Thank you so much for your support in the past, and I hope WRIR can count on you once again in Fall 2018. Long live Richmond Independent Radio!

Podcast: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/99675
All the podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

Artist | Country | Song | Recording | Label | Year

Oliver Lake | USA | Separation | Matador Of 1st & 1st | Passin' Thru | 1997
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros | England UK | Global A Go-Go | Global A Go-Go | Hellcat | 2001

Peter Tosh | Jamaica | Here Comes The Judge | single | Shout | 1971
Peter Tosh | Jamaica | Equal Rights | Equal Rights | Columbia | 1977
Bob Marley & The Wailers | Jamaica | 400 Years | Soul Rebels | Upsetter | 1970

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Africa 70 Organization | Nigeria | Mr. Follow Follow (Chief Xcel remix) | The Underground Spiritual Game | Quannum | 2004
Dead Prez, Jorge Ben Jor, Talib Kweli, Bilal & Positive Force | USA-Brazil-Nigeria | Shuffering + Shmiling | Red Hot + Riot | MCA | 2002

Mighty Joshua, live in WRIR's Studio C:
Jah Sunset
Trouble You

Johnny Clarke | Jamaica | Jah Jah Bless Joshua | Creation Rebel | 17 North Parade | 197x
Corey Harris | RVA USA | Afrique (Chez Moi) | Zion Crossroads | Telarc | 2007

Mighty Joshua encore:
Rasta Man Chant (Bob Marley)

Anthony Joseph | Trinidad & Tobago-England UK | Milligan (The Ocean) (feat Ella Andall) | People Of The Sun | Heavenly Sweetness | 2018

Nickodemus | USA-Guyana | Livin' Your Dream (feat Jahdan Blakkamoore) | A Long Engagement | Wonderwheel | 2018

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