You have probably become aware that we are conducting a one-week on-air Capital Campaign which will end on Sunday, June 16th. The focus is on raising funds to move into the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in Grand Center.
Named for our late, long time operations manager and host of Songwriters Showcase, KDHX's move to Grand Center puts us squarely in the middle of St. Louis' arts and entertainment district. With over three hundred volunteers using our present building, a century-old converted neighborhood bakery, moving into the new building will help expand our production space to create even more, and better, quality content, both on-air and on the internet. A bigger performance studio is also part of the design, allowing more flexibility in creating programming Live at KDHX.
The new building also has a cafe space and a 125-seat performance venue that will make KDHX a destination as well as your favorite radio station.
Give a gift of $35 or more and received a commemorative beverage wrench that says, "I built KDHX". With a gift of $500 or more your name or your organization's name will go on the Donor Wall in the cafe, on a name plate, cassette, 7" record, compact disc or 10" LP. Most importantly, you will be helping create a home for independent music and other media for many years to come.
You can spread your donation out over five years if that's more convenient for you and allows you to contemplate a larger amount than a one-time gift. All the details, levels of giving and naming opportunities can be seen at forkdhx.org (link on front page of KDHX website) or you can call 314.664.3688 until Sunday to donate to the Campaign for KDHX.
If all of our listeners donated just $35 we would have enough funds to finish the move today. I hope you'll find a way to express your support for the future of independent music in St. Louis. Thanks for your consideration and I'll see ya on down the road...