Bluegrass Country Update
Message from the President
WAMU and the Bluegrass Country Foundation have agreed on the terms for transferring Bluegrass Country. We expect the agreement to be signed within the next few days. Meanwhile, the Foundation is working hard to ensure that it will be ready to assume responsibility for operations on February 6th, 2017.
We thank all of the bluegrass fans that have supported our effort. We have raised enough funds to operate the station for the next six months and are cautiously confident that we will be able to earn enough from underwriting and from the generous donations of our listeners to keep the station going.
The initial objective of the Bluegrass Country Foundation’s team will be to continue programming without interruption at a reduced cost. Much of the savings will come from modernizing the systems used to produce the programming, which will lower costs labor for administration and production.
Once we meet our first objective, we intend to announce a new sustaining membership program designed to create substantial value for the members, while ensuring the financial viability of Bluegrass Country radio.
Thank you for your continued support of community bluegrass radio.
Bluegrass Country Foundation
We are friends of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country
The Bluegrass Country Foundation is an independent, private foundation formed to support WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. We are composed of volunteers drawn from the Washington, DC area bluegrass community. Our members includes industry professionals, listeners, musicians, and other bluegrass enthusiasts.
We are well organized and while we are actively preparing business plans with hopes of assuming ownership of Bluegrass Country, it is possible that another entity may be selected to operate Bluegrass Country.
In the event the Bluegrass Country Foundation is not the successful bidder for the station, the foundation will remain in existence and continue its support for bluegrass radio for as long as possible.
If you have any questions or are interested in more information, please contact Jeff Ludin at jludin@BluegrassCountryFoundation.org
Help the Bluegrass Country Foundation Keep the Music Playing!
We are accepting tax exempt donations to support the continued operations of bluegrass radio in the Washington, DC area.
We have partnered with the DC Bluegrass Union, who will accept donations by credit card or Pay Pal to keep Bluegrass Country on the air. You can still donate by check directly to the Bluegrass Country Foundation.
If you have any questions contact Jeff Ludin, 703.915.3533.
Thanks for your support
To show our appreciation for your generous support, our partners are offering the following premiums
For a donation of $2,500
|2 VIP tickets to the 2017 Grey Fox bluegrass festival. Backstage passes and food.|
|2 VIP tickets to the 2017 DC Bluegrass Festival, includes food and front-row seating|
|2 VIP tickets to the 2017 Charm City Bluegrass Festival|
For a donation of $1500
|2 tickets to the 2017 DC Bluegrass Festival,|
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