29 March 2011 / For Immediate Release For additional event information, contact
GMCR Media Advisory
Gila / Mimbres Community Radio will present No Foolin! – a benefit fundraiser to celebrate receiving a Construction Permit from the FCC. The event takes place on Saturday 2 April 2011 at 5:30pm at the Silco Theater – 311 North Bullard Street in Beautiful Downtown Silver City, NM – silcotheater.com.
The all ages event will run from 5:30 to midnight. Food and drink will be available and dancing is encouraged. Music will be performed by Fiddlin Friends, Gleemaiden, Mountain Aire, The Deming Fusiliers, Papillon, Bayou Seco Boogie and The Roadrunners. The suggested donation at the door is $10 and $5 for kids under 18.
In addition, there will be a Call Letters Contest to determine the call letters for the new station to be broadcast at the FM frequency 89.1. We highly encourage submitting suggestions for call letters in advance via email or at the event. The winner will be determined by “applause meter” and a Fabulous Prize goes to the winner. Please visit gmcr.org/call_letters for more details.
GMCR will outline it’s progress and prospects for developing the station and invite discussion and questions from those attending.
GMCR and No Foolin sponsors include Anony Mouse (Our Super Hero!), Alotta Gelato,
Desert Woman Botanicals, Gila Hike and Bike, Silver City Food Coop and Simon Ortiz Allstate Insurance.
GMCR’s application for a non commercial/educational full power license was in direct response to the need for locally based and focused media outlets that inform and enable the large segments of our population that are underserved by conventional, mainstream and commercial media. Granting of the Construction Permit is the “green light” tp proceed with building the station.
The proceeds of the event will be used to further the GMCR effort to establish and operate a community radio station in Silver City that will serve Grant County and adjacent areas of
Southwest New Mexico 24/7. GMCR is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and filed its
application with the FCC in October 2007.
The station will be non-profit, non-commercial, member based, listener supported, locally
oriented, and volunteer operated. It will have a strong educational component and air a wide variety of music, news and public affairs, Spanish language programming, and a range of interests including music, the arts, culture, science, spirituality, the environment, economics, entertainment, and media literacy.
A PDF is available here.