The Triangle’s premier community radio station will hold its annual on-air fall fundraiser from Monday, October 25 through Sunday, October 31. Re-dubbed the Fall Fund-a-Thon, the event will include special live music sessions by Asheville’s Anya Hinkle and others as well as guest DJ sets put together by some of the area’s most prominent musicians including Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine. Please help us celebrate by making a donation today.
The goal for the Fund-a-Thon is to raise $10,000 to cover new equipment costs and operating expenses through the end of the year. Over the last 18 months, WHUP has raised and distributed more than $13,000 for local musicians and service industry workers who were hard hit by the pandemic. But unlike many businesses and non-profits, WHUP did not receive federal or state COVID relief funds to cover deficits incurred as traditional funding sources including underwriting from local businesses slowed to a trickle.
Because the Fund-a-Thon runs concurrently with Halloween week, WHUP is playing off the theme: It’s simply terrifying to imagine a world without local, independent media. Consider the horror!
WHUP is an all-volunteer non-commercial station that primarily serves the greater Triangle with an eclectic mix of locally produced music, news and public affairs programming with an emphasis on live in-studio sessions and amplifying community voices from across the spectrum. In its brief history WHUP has had more than 800 musicians perform live on various shows or special broadcasts, and another 1,000 individuals from local non-profits, businesses, government and the arts on-air to talk about their work. Help keep us going through the end of the year and into 2022. Thanks in advance from all of us at WHUP!