Tuesday, 28 April 2009

i'm melting!

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Aside from the regular columns, news briefs and cock-waffle in this week's Brag, i read something that left a sick feeling in my belleh.

FBi Radio is pitching a call for donations, bags of silver and Spanish gold bullion after announcing they are, like the rest of us, financially bollocks'd. Sydney's best community radio station needs $1 million to survive.

According to the Brag's oft-questionable maths skillz FBi recently eclipsed 220,000 listeners a week. That's 10% more than when i became a supporter in late 2008. It sounds like many are tuning in but few are forking out.

Because FBi is - pardon the simple metaphor - fucking incredible, it would be a damn shame if they closed the doors on Sydney's listeners, up-and-coming bands and unpaid staff that literally work for the dirty love of it.

Please don't let this happen. The station is organising fundraising gigs for May/June so if you're a band or if you're a music venue get in touch with Dan Zilber dan@fbiradio.com or Rob Giovannoni rob@selectmusic.com.au to lend a hand.

Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Holy Fuck Re-Interpretation)


Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps for this! im so glad your spreading the news! i just wrote about it in my blog thanks to you guys and donated $50! yeww
(i also tributed to you so no fret)

libby... ;)

Acid Midget said...

Whoohoo! Thanks Libby you're a gem.
Love the blog, keep the coolness oozing :)