Press release from Asheville FM:
Ten years ago, Asheville FM went on the air and into your ears via the internet, producing diverse and eclectic programming for our local and global community. Today we produce and host over 70 programs, recorded and live, across two studios, as well as social justice projects that focus on underrepresented voices in the community through radio production and programming. Our mission inspires our listeners, forging connections across our communities, and airing new music and ideas globally. We are celebrating this monumental birthday with a series of events and fundraisers, beginning with 103.3 Asheville FM’s Annual Fall Fund Drive from Saturday, Oct. 26, and ending with the First Annual Asheville FM Record Fair and our 10th birthday party on Saturday, Nov. 2, presented by New Belgium Brewing and Harvest Records. Our goal for Fall Fund Drive is to raise $35,000 to continue to provide free-form, listener-supported community radio in Asheville and beyond.
Over the course of our week-long Fall Fund Drive, Asheville FM will host an open house at our studio at 864 Haywood Road , where our DJs and volunteers will be onsite to meet listeners and take donations. The Fund Drive culminates with the First Annual Record Fair at New Belgium Brewing’s Brew House (21 Craven Street). Purchase of a $10 VIP ticket, which supports our programming and mission, provides access to the Brewhouse at 10 a.m. for the first pick of all the incredible vinyl, as well as a swag tote bag with sponsored product that can be used for record purchases. Please note that the Record Fair is VINYL ONLY. General admission (suggested $3 donation) is from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Record Fair will also feature live remote broadcasts of Asheville FM shows from the venue.
The evening hours will transform the scene into our 10 Year Birthday Party, a DJed bash at New Belgium’s Liquid Tasting Room from 5-8 p.m. The party includes a raffle, dancing, and FUN! All of these events are open to the public and will raise money and awareness for 103.3 Asheville FM and our mission and keep your community radio station on the air and in your ears.
Greg Cartwright, host of Deep Cuts , says, “We are so excited to partner with Harvest Records and New Belgium for what will be an incredible event. Partnering with local underwriters like New Belgium is a great way 103.3 FM can bring exciting events to the community while supporting the free-form programming that you won’t find anywhere else.”
Asheville FM keeps Asheville thriving by producing diverse and eclectic programming that inspires our listeners to build connections across our communities and to discover new music and ideas.