Dear WRFR friends,
Thanks to you, WRFR is thriving. We are one of the most successful LPFM stations in the country. Our approach has worked: openness, freedom, diversity, mutual respect, and reliance on local small business for support.
Now we are on the cusp of a big new opportunity.
From its inception, until now, WRFR’s license holder has been Penobscot School, which signed the WRFR license application essentially as a favor to me and which took little interest in the station. Now WRFR has a new license holder, one with a strong interest in the station and its future.
The Old School is an experimental free university. WRFR is already a kind of free university of the airwaves. Now it has teamed up with an institution that exists to promote in all media, and face-to-face, the free exchange of knowledge — in all the arts and sciences. The potential for highly productive cooperative interaction between WRFR and the Old School is great.
In September we will be working on a consciousness and fund raising campaign. It is a bit like the founding of WRFR, when we made a wide appeal for funds to build the station. To finance our move now, we must broaden our base beyond our regular sponsors. A big part of doing that will be mailings to large numbers of potential supporters of WRFR and the Old School, and of our move into the Lincoln Street Center. I have been drafting and strategizing, but I need secretarial help to get the big mailings out.
In October we plan to begin construction of our new studio. For that we will need volunteers with construction skills. Before we can get to that point, though, we need to get September’s work done. So right now the need is for secretarial and office skills. If you have these skills, please volunteer to help now. I very much hope to hear from you. My number is 596-0731.
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