At 4:30 on Sunday afternoon, November 6, the Colonial Theater is inviting the public to a one-time showing of the movie, “Radio Days,” a comedy about growing up in the 1940s in the glory days of radio. Donations of $10 at the door will benefit Belfast Community Radio, the new low-watt station expected to begin broadcasting within a 5-10 mile radius of Waterfall Arts in January 2017 at 100.9.
Volunteers are being recruited now for the station’s launching, as committees work behind the scenes to raise money, set up a governance structure, brainstorm program ideas, and purchase the needed equipment. The next All Volunteer Meeting will be on November 1 at 7 pm in the former church at 17 Court Street.
Meanwhile, station benefactors are coming forward to become “Founders,” as those contributing before December 1 will be recognized in the annals of the station’s history. Casey Dowdell & Nancy Hinckley, the UU Church of Belfast, Dutch Chevrolet, Paul Sheridan and many others are giving cash and in-kind donations, filling glass donation jars to make the station a reality. Organizers report that they have reached over $7,000, more than 30% of their December 1 goal.
Tax deductible donations may be made at Belfast City Hall as well as at both Belfast branches of Bangor Savings Bank, and online at www.gofundme.com. For more information about the station, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out upcoming activities at group’s website www.belfastcommunityradio.org or at Belfast Community Radio on Facebook.
October 27, 2016