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Support WBHM 90.3 FM Fundraiser, win tickets to beer events

17 October 2012 No Comment

Our very own Jerry Hartley will be participating in WBHM’s 90.3 FM Fall 2012 Fund Drive when he goes on-air Friday, October 19th from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. to raise awareness for this very worthy cause.  To sweeten the pot and spark some added interest, Jerry has pledged tickets for a few upcoming beer events to be given away to some of the first folks to donate under his name.

Jerry is very passionate about the cause of WBHM 90.3, so here is what he has to say about this fundraiser and his mission of involvement:

 Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM’s budget for listener donations is $750,000 this calendar year, and I’m taking part in the station’s Fall Membership Drive to help meet this fundraising goal. Please join me in giving today – your contribution will be used to pay for the national public media programming we all value and to fund the station’s own award-winning regional journalism and Alabama Radio Reading Service for the blind.

My goal is to raise as much money as possible in pledges before I even walk into the studio. To help me in this effort, just click on this link:


Make your pledge, and it will be credited to my time on air. Common gift levels are:

–          $90 Standard Membership

–          $150

–          $365 Dollar-a-Day Club

–          $500 Signal Society

–          $1,000 Broadcasters Society

You also can call 800-444-9246 while the drive is under way and ask that your pledge be credited to my name.

To create added incentive to get involved and donate, Jerry has come up with two ways that friends and patrons of The J. Clyde can win tickets to upcoming beer events in Birmingham just by donating.  First, if you click the link above (or here) to make a donation before or during his time on-air this Friday, you will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to one of our two upcoming beer dinners at the pub.  The way it works is that after you pledge a donation, you will receive a thank you message bearing Jerry’s signature once your pledge goes through.  The first eight (8) people to bring a printed copy of that thank you message and Jerry’s signature to The J. Clyde will win a pair of tickets to either the Birmingham Beer Dinner on October 28th or the AvonBell’s (Avondale Brewing & Bell’s Brewing) Beer Dinner on November 18th (details on both dinners coming soon).  We will give away a total of four (4) pairs of tickets to each beer dinner, so it is first-come, first-served when it comes to choosing which dinner you will attend if you are one of the lucky winners.  As mentioned above, you can pledge anytime between now and Jerry’s on-air appearance on Friday, but your chances of winning these beer dinner tickets are much better if you donate sooner rather than later.

That’s not all though.  Your second chance at winning is by donating on Friday, October 19th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. during Jerry’s on-air appearance.  The first 13 people to donate during that time period will win one (1) ticket each to the upcoming Fall FestivALE Beer Festival on November 2nd at Old Car Heaven.  It is just that easy and your donation could have you sampling some of tastiest and hardest to find beer offerings in Alabama at this fantastic beer festival.

We know that the cause of WBHM 90.3 goes much deeper than simply winning free stuff, but Jerry wanted to put a little J. Clyde flair on this to help raise as much money as possible while having a little fun at the same time.  The truth of the matter is that we all win as a community when we have access to the wonderful public radio services that WBHM 90.3 provides us.  So, please give what you can to help this worthy cause and keep public radio alive and well in Birmingham.  Who knows, you might end up celebrating you awesome donation at one of these three amazing beer events to which you won tickets.  Thank you all in advance for your generosity to this very worthy cause!

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