Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah via Crowdrise
August 14, 2015
BENEFITING: Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah
Because of you...
Community Radio is about to get real in Savannah!
We've raised OVER $50,000 of our total $75,000 goal!
The studio is built, the equipment is here, the program producer training program will begin shortly, and we will launch the internet station in September!
ONLY $15,000 More To Get the Broadcast Equipment on the Tower.
Let's Do It. Here & Now!
2015 is the Let's Build It year. Thanks to the generosity of the UU Church of Savannah we've been able to construct the studio! And thanks to our incredible volunteers, we'll start training our program hosts later this month. In other words - we're ready to launch our internet station.
Then, with only another $15,000, our 40+ new program producers & hosts will take to the airwaves, broadcasting WRUU-Savannah Soundings on 107.5 FM.
If you haven't joined us yet, why not show your community spirit with a...
donation to this GREAT project!
Last year we created Savannah Soundings to bring local, community radio to Savannah. Our dream was to provide voice and visibility to the many outstanding local organizations, events, projects and people that aren't covered by commercial radio. We received the first new permit to build a local Savannah station in over 15 years!
Savannah Soundings will broadcast as:
WRUU, Savannah Soundings on 107.5 FM
Now, it's time to go live!
Savannah is a diverse, progressive and creative mecca. It stands out as a leading thought community for the New South. We have a vibrant arts scene, a healthy nonprofit sector, and a thriving small business community. Our local radio, however, is anything but local. It is corporate radio, with little room for local issues, ideas and talent. WRUU, Savannah Soundings, will offer programming that celebrates our community and our diversity.
The studio is located at 309 E Harris St.! Your gift will help us purchase and install the tower equipment.
Let's get these programs on air. Things like: community debates, blackbox theater, junior reporters, streaming internet radio, speaker forums, Rap, Haiku and poetry slams, and original music performance opportunities. The opportunities are endless. Any donations—no matter how small—are greatly appreciated.
Join the Team
If you're as passionate about creating a vibrant, local radio station, as we are we’d love you to join our Crowdrise team. As a team member you’ll create a fundraising page to help raise the money to build WRUU, Savannah Soundings. The Crowdrise platform makes it both easy and fun.
There are a million ways to help.
With Independence Day right around the corner, why not help bring some new free speech AIRTIME to Savannah with a tax deductible donation to Savannah Soundings?
You can also make a donation in the name of family or friends who would like to have a spectacular community radio station right here in town. Or maybe let them know that a gift to Savannah Soundings is at the top of your birthday wish list!
Simply email your reasons for supporting WRUU, Savannah Soundings, to your network of friends along with a link to your team member fundraising page. Kick up the volume and put the link on your social media pages! Lots of little donations really do add up. The power of the crowd is real so please consider creating a team member page to make a real-life difference for Savannah's musicians, poets, artists, thinkers, organizers and rising stars.
Be sure to let us know if you'd like to host a Savannah Soundings Community Radio House Party. Invite your friends or colleagues and a member of the team will join you to share what's happening and how your guests can get involved.
Meet some of our Project Leaders:
Vicki Weeks, Kevin Ionno, Robin Sherman, Louise Frazier, Jeremy Moorshead, Orlando Montoya, Jessica Bridges, Tom Kenkel, Ernie Hollingsworth, Roe Zaplinski, and Rev. Dave Messner.
Want to share some ideas about the kind of programs we should air? Have a program you want to host? Tell us about it on our website!
A little bit about programming
Savannah Soundings will be community radio with a global soul. It will highlight Savannah’s creative depth, diversity, and caring community. Music, news, and talk, both original and syndicated, live and prerecorded, will all find a home at the station. Our Program Team will accept proposals and recommend new programs that are in keeping with these values.
- the inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
- a free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process;
- the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
- respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
Team Savannah Soundings