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Thought for Support

I present for FBi radio – a community radio station in Sydney that focuses on new music, arts and culture. It’s all completely volunteer work (yes, I actually SACRIFICE my early mornings 1am-6am fortnightly) so no one gets paid to rock the airwaves.

It’s because of this that we annually ask for support from the listeners of Sydney to back their fav station by giving the gift that runs the world (in a material way) – moolah ($$).

From now until the 31st of October 2010 you can sign up to be a supporter – or renew your membership!

Why should I support?

It’s called ‘Good Karma’. Karma is the mystic law of receiving good energy when you do good deeds. What goes around comes around. Do good and good will be done unto you…
Therefore it’s good karma to support FBi. We’re independent, not for profit, and supporting Sydney’s creatives. Not only will your support help keep our station running, but your good deed spreads to all the bands and artists that FBi supports too.

INSTANT KARMA = INSTANT REWARDS: Good deeds do not go unnoticed, and the karmic value of supporting FBi can be measured, not just in warm fuzzy feelings, but also in PRIZES.
We’ll be handing out plenty of instant karma during the drive. Major prizes, show prizes, the week of post-drive thank you events, plus the knowledge that you are keeping us air.

What are these prizes?
MAJOR PRIZES

- 2 NIGHTS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL RIALTO MELBOURNE, WITH FLIGHTS
- 2 NIGHTS AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL SYDNEY
Thanks to Hotel School

4 x WIRELESS SPEAKER SYSTEMS
Thanks to Altec Lansing

$2000 VOUCHER FOR RED BALLOON EXPERIENCES
Thanks to Red Balloon

1 PAIR OF CUSTOMISED GRAZ SUNNIES
Thanks to Graz Eyewear

BAND MAJOR PRIZE: A 5 DAY EP RECORDING PACK
Thanks to East Street Studios

SUNSET MAJOR PRIZE: TRAKTOR PRO PACK
Thanks to Spank Records

What will I get out of it?

THE FBi SUPPORTER CARD
The most important thing you’ll get is your FBi supporter card – your passport to prizes and discounts galore. Every week we give away thousands of dollars worth of goodies on air, in our enews and online. Only supporters are eligible
Plus as a current supporter, you’re automatically in the major prize draw for future supporter drives.

How much will it cost?
Not as much as you may think. Just sacrifice $7 each month from credit card or direct debit. Other options for concession and you passionate peeps. If you LOVE us you can make a tax deductible donation (if over $2)! How is that for good karma?

I need more of an incentive…
Here you go!
NEW MUSIC :: FBi broadcasts the best local and overseas music. It’s our mission is to bring you brand new music and emerging sounds. Stuff you won’t get anywhere else. We play over 4000 hours of Aus music every year. Love what you hear on FBi? Here’s your chance to invest in it.

VOLUNTEER-RUN :: We run on the blood and sweat of hundreds of volunteers, working their arses off behind the scenes. Joining FBi is about making a statement in support of independent radio and being part of a community of people dedicated to Sydney music, arts and culture.

LISTENER FUNDED :: FBi is listener-funded radio. It costs around $3000 a day to run the station. We don’t get government dollars to pay the bills. And we don’t want to stuff every hour full of ads from commercial sponsors. That’s why we need you.

NOT FOR PROFIT :: FBi’s not here to make a profit, we’re just here to make damn good radio. Every cent you give helps keep FBi on air.

SPONSORSHIP + SUPPORTERSHIP :: Money from FBi’s sponsorship announcements goes right back into paying the bills, but it only covers about half of what need each year. That’s why we need you. You’re the other half of the equation.

SUPPORTER BENEFITS :: Signing up as a supporter of FBi gives you access to all our competitions. Every day we give away CDs, tickets to movies, theatre shows & gigs, and loads of other great stuff. You can easily win back the cost of your membership with just one on-air prize!

REMEMBER SAVE FBi? :: Last year we ran into major trouble because of the global financial crisis. Sponsors slashed their spending and supporters tightened their belts. We’re out of the woods now thanks to you. But our costs are ongoing. It takes around $3000 a day to run the station. This is why we need your support on an ongoing basis.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO? :: What do we do with the money we get from supporters and sponsorship?
- Run training programs
- Cover transmission costs, fees to license music, bills and rent
- Pay off the start-up loans used to establish FBi, build studios and buy infrastructure
- Maintain our studio equipment
Plus heaps more. Radio is an expensive business. We need your help to keep doing this stuff.

I’ll be manning the phones this Thursday and Friday afternoon – I’d love your support to keep such a great station alive and running!

TO STREAM LIVE CLICK HERE

TO VISIT THE WEBSITE CLICK HERE

TO SUPPORT FBi CLICK HERE


A usual occurrence

Them: “What’s your name?”
Me: “Maude”
“Wha?”
“Maude.”
“Morgan?”
“No, MAUDE”
“Morgue?”
“Yes, (you dickhead), I was named after a place where people are buried”
“Oh well what’s your name?”
“M-A-U-D-E”
“Ohhhh Maude. Is that your real name?”
“Yes.”
“You’re going to change it, aren’t you?”
“Goodbye”


NETLESS

Big apologies for not blogging much this last week. I’ve just moved house, and the new place doesn’t have internet (insert profanities). It’s all been pretty hectic!
Stay tuned – more blogs will be flying at your face in no time


Shape Magazine feature!

Shape Magazine Australia have asked what it is that I’m listening to/watching/playing this month.

This is it!

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Aussie’s answer to Lupe/Kanye/Kid Cudi?

You couldn’t have come up with this bag of tricks if you tried.

Meet Miracle. He’s an 18 year old Hip Hop artist & Skater from Ghana, Africa that lives in Sydney and is cut from the same mold of Lupe, Kanye, Kid Cudi & Chiddy Bang.

His first track is “Better Dayz” which samples Pete Murray (and not ironically) was produced by Miracle himself for his HSC, which he’s doing at the moment. Because finishing school is hard enough, right?

This kid is going to be huge, it’s not your average Aussie hip hop, he has real flow and the video has like 8000 views from nothing but word of mouth.

What do you think? Has he got what it takes?



Sesamad!

There’s so many good ones! Keep them coming! Thanks to TheMonkeyBoy


Open Sesame!

Here we have Sesame Street – YET AGAIN – combining my favourite things. SVU parody anyone? And yes, the CHUNG CHUNG noise can get a little tedious! Watch til the end

Fan of Desperate Housewives? Then enjoy the cheeky double-untundres!

“You’re soil looks so…. dry”

This is probably the funniest one yet… 30 ROCK!

 


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