Free Radio Gainesville Lives #10
Squatting the Airwaves since July 1997 . . .
Better Studio Setup & More Music from Ladyslipper Music/Matador Records
Although you may or may not be able to tell from our broadcasts, Ernesto (our Radical News Hound) has re-arranged our studio to make it much more efficient. He also dumpstered some carpet remnants and padding and lined almost every inch of the studio walls and ceiling to make the room sound-proof. Way to go Ernesto! We also have a lot more space inside the studio in case we want to have more musicians performing live. The bottom line is that this new set-up will contribute to making our programs sound better. Hell, bring your mother in next time you perform - we've got room!
We have also been contacting distribution companies and other record labels in the hopes of building our in-studio music collection and have hit paydirt with Ladyslipper Music and Matador Records. We've already received 16 new CDs from Ladyslipper and Matador has put us on a new release list which should be pumping out it's first shipment any day now.
If you know anyone who runs a record label and wants to donate some music to the station, forward this email to them or tell them about us. We especially would like local records labels to send us the music.
You're So Dreamy!
Que muscled out the competition last night with his POWERful show on POWER. Lots of sound bites and music centered around the theme of POWER, who has it and why?
Next week, Que's topic is DREAMS! To participate in the show, email your strangest or weirdest dream to us and tell us what you think it meant. Que will read it on the air during his program, "Cup o' Joe".
Please provide input to next weeks show (Monday, April 20th ) by emailing email@example.com. Also if you can suggest music that deals with DREAMS, please send suggestions to the same email address. Thanks for getting involved!
BTW, we are always looking for new shows to add to our schedule at FRG and we welcome any suggestions from the community. It is important to us to reflect the diversity in the community (of which there is a LOT!), so if you have show ideas and people to do them, please contact us at FRG.
Here is the full schedule for our station as of today.
Sundays: 5-8pm: "Night & Day" with Hyper X. Pop, folk, acoustic, hardcore, local bands and da-da w/ "Making Contact", a syndicated half-hour progressive news show on varying topics every week (see schedule below), sandwiched in between at 6pm. 8-9pm: "All Things Not Considered" w/ Ernesto. 9-10pm: "DIY/Hardcore Hour" w/ Monica 10-Midnight: "Midnight Expressions" - hip-hop with Blaq DJ and Billy the Kid (no second guessin').
Mondays: 7-9pm: "Cup o' Joe" with Que. This week's theme is "DREAMS" (see above). 9-10pm: "Loafer's Glory: A Hobo Jungle of the Mind" - syndicated show w/ Wobbly Utah Phillips. This show has been delayed in the mail recently. Keep tuning in though - the tape should arrive any day now!
Wednesdays: 6-7pm: "All Things Not Considered" w/ Ernesto. 7-8pm: "Sing It Sista'" - women's voices through poetry and music. 8-9pm: "Necessary T" - Gay/Lesbian/Bi/TransGender News & Music 9-10pm: "Urgent Divergence w/ S-Squared" - subculture shock radio with regular offerings of international and experimental music (Coming this summer - interviews with local innovators, activists and eccentrics), alternates bi-weekly with "Community Collective" - local and regional art & events mixed with music. 10-11pm: "New Wave Hour w/ DJ Donna" - sounds of New Wave and the 80s w/ Gainesville's own DJ Donna. 11-12midnight: "Spoken Word Show" featuring local poets. **NEW SHOW**
Making Contact Schedule on Free Radio Gainesville (Heard Sundays at 6pm)
Sunday, April 19th - Rain Forest for Sale: Logging and Globalization - Only 22 percent of the world's old growth forests remain in tact. In the United States, that percentage has shrunk to 4 percent. Despite this decline and the ecological risks associated with deforestation, multinational companies are chopping and paving their way through Latin America's rain forests. On this program, you'll hear from activists who are struggling to protect indigenous lands and resources. Sunday, April 26th - Managing Misery: The For-Profit Health System - As so-called managed care companies merge and gobble up non-profit hospitals, more and more medical decisions are weighed as financial considerations. In some cases, corporations are denying health services vital to the well-being of patients. Sunday, May 3rd: What is "Progress?" - On this roundtable edition, syndicated columnist Norman Solomon explores the meaning of international development and trade policies, focusing on Africa and Clinton's recent trip there. Sunday, May 10th: The Art of Organizing: Creative Activism & Social Change - Activists are devising new ways to get their messages out to the public to raise awareness about issues of social justice.
All "Making Contact" tapes are donated to the Civic Media Center & Library after broadcast, so in case you miss an episode, head down to the CMC (1021 W. University Avenue) for a membership to check out the tape (hours are from Tuesday - Saturday; Noon - 7:30pm). Memberships cost $10-20 per year and gives the privilege of checking out any of their books, audio or videotapes. You also get their newsletter and the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a grassroots alternative media source. And, hell, we really like the CMC.
Band Drop-Off Box at Hyde 'n Zeke's
We have new way to get music in to our hot little hands. If you are in a band or have music that you want to donate to the station, there is a "Free Radio Gainesville Drop-Off Box" located at Hyde & Zeke's Records in the UF Plaza across from the University of Florida campus (the same plaza as University Copy Center and the Birkenstock Store).
We thought that this would be a logical way for bands to give us copies of their music. If you are in a band and you sell music to Hyde & Zeke's, why not drop a copy of your merch in the "Drop-Off Box." This way you don't have to go through the motions of stuffing/sealing an envelope, getting postage on it and bringing it down to the post office. Just go by Hyde & Zeke's Records! And also, if you buy local music, I prefer to get it there at Hyde & Zeke's and so should you - Hyde & Zeke's are staunch supporters of local music and they are a small, independent record store that needs your support! As they say on the radio: Hyde & Zeke's - real people in a plastic business.
HOW TO CONTACT US:
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mailing address is:
Free Radio Gainesville PO Box 15094 Gainesville, FL 32604
Also, we have new t-shirts that one of our members made for the conference we just went to in Philadelphia and we've got extras! They feature the "It's Time to Listen!" slogan with the androgynous person holding their fist up. They are $8-10 on a sliding scale so be the first on your block to wear this cool piece of clothing. Contact me if you'd like one and I can arrange to get it to you.
Don't forget about the DROP-OFF BOX at HYDE 'N ZEKE'S RECORDS.
That's it for now. Please let me know if you would not like to receive this email newsletter or if you want to add someone else to it.
Howard Free Radio Gainesville
P.S. Don't miss the benefit concert for Campus NOW, this Thursday, April 16th at the Hardback Café, featuring Pop Canon, Reina Aveja, Mahoney and Amanda Garrigues. The Hardback Café is located in the Sun Center next to the Hippodrome State Theater in downtown Gainesville. Support your local feminist!