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Wdet-fm Pledge Week

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
November
Year
1975
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Halloween. disco inania and WDETFM's Pledge Week may seem a strange combination ot" ideas, bui in the tnind of Jerry Schoenith, thcy generated the idea fui a Halloween night disco bash al the Roostértail for WDET. The S2 cover charge tor Halloween Disco Detroit gets you a night of dancing and partying, and alsc malees you a contributor tu Dctroit's only public radio station. WDET Pledge Week (Monday. Ocl. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 2) is a period of fundraising the station is conducting to enlist listener support. Disco Detroit is only one aspect of this weeklong activity. The Roostertail's doors open at 10:00pm, and HALLOWEEN DISCO DETROIT will be broadcast live on the air at 101.9 FM, for two huurs starting at 1 1 :00pm. WDET-FM will continue the excitement by broadcastingan all-night Halloween special after eoverage of the Roostertail event. So stay up, tune in, and pledge your support to Public Radio at 577-4146. HALLOWEEN DISCO DETROIT will explode Friday. Oct. 31 at the Roostertail, located at the foot of Marque tte, onc block south of Jefferson. Dance the night away and at the same time help Public Radio survive in Detroi. WDET-FM is Detroit's only public radio station. The name "public radio" means many things-funded by the people, dedicated to the people, responsive to the people. The first aspect of the definition, funded by the people, is the focus of WDET's Fall Pledge Week (Monday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 2). Without funding, WDET cannot fulfill the other aspects of the definition: dedication and responsiveness. It takes money to opérate a radio station, espe cially a non-commercial one sucli as WDKT. Listeners do not buy producís and services in the market place to support WDET as they do with commercial stations. Many times commercial radio listeners do not know liow much of their dollar goes for the advertisine costs that finance commercial radio. At public radio it's different. Contributions froni the listeners come directly to the station. Public radio listeners are paying for an alternative radio service. Contributions are received and matched by the station's awareness of responsibility to iis listeners. Public radio concerns the active role of the peo pie. MuchofWDËT'ï community access progr;miming retlects this statement. WDET airs in prime time programs produced by various minority groups in the community -Blacks, Latinos, gays, senior citizens, American Indians, feminists and the Jewish community. Also in WDET's hroadcast schedule are programs presenting music of every idiom including classical, jazz, rock, y blues, ethnic and electronic. WDET lias news and public affairs programming sucli as the "live" coverage of important Congressional hearings, S regular newscasts, and Forums foi ilie discussion of tiniely topics During lall S Pledge Week. X Oct. 27 S through Nov. 2, WDET is askingN its listeners to cali 577-4146 and pledae their support of the alternaiive radio service it provides.