As part of the “closing ceremonies” for the 2008 WPRB Membership Drive, we decided to host our own half-assed version of the late, great television game show $25,000 Pyramid, dubbed the $103.30 Pyramid for obvious reasons. (I should point out that no one actually won money, and it was a [cheap] ploy for donations. -m.)
Random Acts of Music’s Ian Auzenne hosted, with Cody (Development Director) and Sam (PNP Department) playing against Maria T (Her Jazz/Pop Recon) and Julia Factorial (x Clean Yr Room x).
If there’s something one shouldn’t do during a game show, we managed to do it within the span of 20 minutes. Give the wrong contestant the answers? Yup, did that. Play the wrong sound effect? Oh yeah. Use Neil Diamond as game show inspiration? Sadly, yes. Gain a contestant at the last minute? Bingo.
Despite the blunders, the participants had a blast, and we hope you either enjoyed it or were very, very confused by what was happening. Does this have a future on WPRB? Let us know in the comments!
(Original air date: 10/8/08)
This is it: the end of our annual Membership Drive! Don’t touch that dial, because we’ve got some amazing stuff planned for the finale! As you can see, the WPRB webcam is up and running.
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WPRB & R5 Productions are downright honored to present an evening with the legendary, god-like JONATHAN RICHMAN (OF THE MODERN LOVERS) this Sunday, October 12th, in the sanctuary space at the First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia). This show is a seated, ALL-AGES show and starts at 8PM!
Shhh — do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of WPRB’s brain collectively melting. We can’t believe Jonathan Richman is coming to Philly, and we get to bring this show to you.
“Jonathan Richman has been writing songs, making records and performing live for most of his life, winning fans and making friends around the world with his guileless honesty and playfully catchy compositions. He’s revered by countless fellow artists, and has built a remarkably loyal international audience through his tireless touring. His deceptively straightforward songs embody timeless qualities of humanity, optimism, emotional insight and a boundless sense of humor, untainted by cynicism or transient notions of hipness.”
That’s what his official bio says, and well, we can’t argue with it. At all.
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Will we see you there? Let us know in the comments!
For the final night of the 2008 WPRB Membership Drive, DJ Matt presents an extended version of “The Rhythm of The One.” The vaults of funk have been unlocked, as DJ Matt will present his favorite and most obscure top 103 funk songs ever recorded. You won’t hear songs that are played on other funk shows or on conventional radio! And every one will be on the one.
In addition, as a special Membership Drive challenge, DJ Matt will personally match the first 10 pledges of $103.30! Make sure you tune at the special time of 6:00 pm ET – 9:00 pm ET and show WPRB and The Rhythm of The One some love!
…followed by the Membership Drive Grand Finale!
WPRB & R5 Productions are proud to present an evening with post-punk legends WIRE on Friday, October 10th at Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia). This is a 21+ show, and the night kicks off at 9PM!
Since 1976 Wire have, if we may crib from Roxy Music for a sec, remade and remodeled punk in ways that continue to impact thousands of bands today. Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, and 154 sound just as fresh as they did back in the day. But don’t mistake Wire today as a mere reunion act. Send (2003) and the Read and Burn series (2002- ) hold up amazingly next to the rest of their storied discography.
We couldn’t be more psyched about this show, and we hope to see you there! Stop by the WPRB table to say hi!
Listen to 103.3 fm WPRB on Monday, October 6th at 7:00 pm ET as Art and Julia host a special 2008 Membership Drive edition of x Clean Yr Room x. In addition to clever chatter, great records and exclusive “thank you gifts” available only their listeners, the dynamic duo welcomes two special live guests to the show.
Gulcher recording artist Kurt Vile will be in studio proving that he is most assuredly Philadelphia’s constant hitmaker.
Secretly Canadian recording artist The War On Drugs, currently touring Europe with The Hold Steady, will also be performing.
…should be a great night!
Join us tonight, for a special 2008 WPRB Membership Drive-edition of John Weingart’s amazing Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio program, now in its 34th year! That’s tonight on Sunday, October 5th, 2008, from 7 PM to 10 PM, which is when you’ll be able to receive special, exclusive membership-premiums for donating to WPRB and Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio! Call (609) 258-1033 to make your pledge, and to claim your special thank-you items. Or visit pledge.wprb.com online, and pledge through our secure online payment system.
Thank you for supporting WPRB; it’s your donations that allow us to continue to bring you extraordinary programs such as Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio, which you won’t find anywhere else on the dial!
You can also visit Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio‘s homepage online at Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio. For more information about WPRB’s 2008 Membership Drive, you can visit pledge.wprb.com.
And remember, no matter what method of donation you choose (either by phone, or online, or by mail), you’ll automatically be entered into WPRB’s car giveaway, where we’ll be giving away a brand new, 2008 Toyota Yaris to eligible listeners in NJ, PA, and NY!
And as always, thank you for supporting this unique, community-supported, independent station!
Though we’re in the tail end of a sports broadcast (Princeton vs Columbia football game — go Tigers!), we’re still in the middle of the membership drive.
We know you value our unique programming, so consider please making a donation:
…if you want a darn good shot at WINNING A NEW CAR…
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