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  1. Heya, it’s Sarah KD from PBS FM (the Melbourne-Based community radio station) again. Just letting you know there is still a week left of PBS’s Radio Festival…Radio festival happens once a year at PBS FM. It is two weeks of the year that we ask you to dig deep and support the station. PBS FM gets no support from the government or any major organisation. We are independent, totally non-commercial and we only manage to stay alive thanks to listeners who are passionate about what we do becoming members. It costs PBS FM over $12 000 dollars to stay on air each week, that's a load of money! Without your hard-earned dollars there is no PBS. This Radio Festival please help keep PBS on-air by taking out a membership or making a small donation. You can read more about becoming a member here. I have been volunteering for PBS FM for a while now but only just became a member last night (I’m under 25 so it was only $25 for a year so I thought why not..). I’m pretty stoked because I got to pick 2 CDs of my choice, I got a discounter booklet, I’m in the draw to win a car (I really need one of those things) and….by supporting such a cause..I am attempting to even the score with some higher power, hopefully to rid myself of the bad luck I’m plagued by. Thank you for your ongoing support, we really do appreciate any help you can offer. Sarah KD! P.s. The PBS website wants some love too - pbsfm.org.au.
  2. As you know, community radio exists so that people can listen to music they may not hear on commercial radio. Another thing you may know is that community radio stations are mostly not-for-profit organisations and very rarely have corporate funding therefore they rely on sponsorship, subscriptions and community support. PBS FM 106.7 is a community radio station based in Melbourne, Australia and we would really appreciate your involvement. Please support PBS FM by going to our website, pbsfm.org.au, and satisfy your desire for everything world music. Become a member of the site, free of charge to gain access to all areas of the site and to win giveaways like CDs, DVDs, gig tickets and more. You can also subscribe to the PBS newsletter to keep up-to-date with PBS and music news. There are a number of awesome shows on PBS 106.7FM devoted to what you want. For reggae and dancehall tune in to Chant Down Babylon - on Saturdays at 5pm (EST) hosted by Jessie I. For the fans of worldwide traditional acoustic music, tune in at 3pm (EST) on Sundays for Global Village with Roger Holdsworth. If it’s something to break out the moves to, your best bet is Planetary Chaos at 11am (EST) on Fridays with Systa BB who serves up a big plate of global dance. Flight 1067 To Africa, for those who hold African music close to their heart, is the one to catch on Sundays at 5pm (EST) with Stani Goma. Some other shows that will tickle your fancy are Latin Flavour, What the Folk!, Big Mob, Heartical and Border Crossings. To find out more info, suss out the Program Guide on the PBS website. Not even sure if you still even own a radio? Don’t live in Melbourne? Don’t fear, the wonders of modern technology allow you to stream PBS 106.7FM live, wherever you may be. Click here to go to the Webcast. It is our hope that PBS is a joyous, adventurous and educational experience that turns you on to music that's eternally cool, and provides real alternative to manufactured notions of what's "hip" in the increasingly corporate musical mainstream Finally, you can help PBS FM and the community by spreading the word. Help save your friends from a world of high repetition commercial radio and introduce them to a true alternative. They will discover a music scene they never new existed. Check out the PBS Myspace HQ www.myspace.com/pbsfm. For more information go to http://pbsfm.org.au/ or send us an email at [email protected]
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