Letter: Live DJs matter
Seven years ago this month, Dan the Wrench and I began our tenure as Radio Free Minturn DJs. Each week Dan and I host our “Bite the Bullet” program during which we play a two-hour set of our favorite music and talk about local events. Our time in the studio is exciting because no two shows are the same. People call in, friends and family guest DJ, live musicians perform, and our dogs hang out. Dan and I enjoy having a voice that echoes through the Vail Valley and it means a lot to us when locals tune in each week.
Although this has been a tough year for everyone, we are hoping that Radio Free Minturn fans are able to give during this year’s fund drive. Taking place December 6-12, the fund drive coincides with Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 8. Donations can be made by visiting radiofreeminturn.org/youcanhelp or during the drive while a live DJ is on the air. Donating during live shows also means receiving a gift! Additionally, Radio Free Minturn has secured a matching grant of up to $5,000 — and that number might increase.
In an effort to ensure that we are able to stay on the air and keep doing what we love, I wrote this letter as a reminder to those who believe that live DJs matter and that local input makes a difference. While many towns have switched to solely automated formats, Radio Free Minturn continues to showcase authentic shows featuring locals who truly love radio and music.
For those who don’t already know, Radio Free Minturn is a nonprofit organization that survives on generous donations from people who enjoy listening to a local radio station. Dan and I are on the air Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. so give us a call and help secure Radio Free Minturn’s legacy in the Vail Valley!
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