For you radio listeners, you might have noticed that KMHD has been on one of their twice yearly fund drives. Listener support is a key funding component of public radio and KMHD provides a tremendous service to the local music community with its steady stream of jazz, blues and specialty music programming. They also program and support local music through shows like Homegrown Live, the River City Juke Joint, and Mississippi West, and through sponsorship and presence at many local music events.
Mississippi West host Mike Meyer wants me to remind you that he has some great premiums available - including tickets to tonight's Portland Cello Project show at Mississippi Studios and Rhonda Vincent at the Aladdin later this month - for pledges of $75 - and some great CD's for pledges of $60. Tune into Mike's show today at 3 PM (89.1 on your dial or listen online) or contact Mike directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday there is also a fundraiser for musician Robert Kevin Tracey at the Cascade Bar & Grill from 3 - 9 PM. You might have followed the story of how he was beaten and left for dead while out on a cross-country ski trip. Donation at the door is $5. The Cascade is at 15000 SE Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver. Call 360-254-0749 for more information.