Thursday, November 5, 2009

Classical Music Coming to Addison County

I’m pleased to report that we’ve made significant progress on our campaign to bring VPR Classical to Addison County!

We started early this year with $346,000 needed to build a new full-power transmitter at 90.1 FM I am happy to report that we have only $22,000 left to raise before the Vermont Community Foundation will provide the last $10,000. We are so close that we will soon order the broadcast equipment needed to build the station, with the hope of beginning construction in the spring and broadcasting VPR Classical within weeks of that.

Once it’s on the air, the new signal will broadcast VPR Classical to a population of more than 83,000 in an area that stretches from Vergennes to Brandon, and from Port Henry, NY east to the Green Mountains.

I hope you’ll join me for a reception at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury next Wednesday, November 11. The evening features a performance by pianist Diana Fanning and cellist Dieuwke Davydov (left). And you can learn more about the expansion of VPR Classical. Please RSVP by calling us at 1-800-639-2192.

You can read more about the expansion of VPR Classical here, and click here for a coverage map of 90.1.

Hope to see you there! And please feel free to contact me anytime to learn more about the campaign and how you can help.


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