It's Marathon TIme!
It's time for the WTUL's 53rd Annual Rock On Survival Marathon in support of Tulane’s non-commercial student-run radio station! The Marathon fundraiser got its start from an attempt to solve a budget crisis in the early days of the station. A DJ vowed to stay on the air until student government granted WTUL emergency funding — the first broadcast marathon in WTUL’s history. The modern version of Marathon features three sets of DJs who each stay on air and broadcast for 24-hours straight. There’s lots of fun events for the two weeks leading up to the actual Marathon broadcast so tune in! The full schedule of Marathon events is at WTUL.FM
Donations are applied to...
The donations WTUL received in previous Marathons have already been put to good work! We had to take down WTUL's tower from the roof of Monroe this year and that would've been hard to do without Marathon funding. We're moving ahead with installing WTUL's antenna on Tulane's Tidewater Building which will give us a stronger, more consistent signal for your listening enjoyment and lots of that work is paid for by Marathon funds as well!
Here's where donations help us out:
Equipment — We have wish lists too, and Marathon funds help get those wish items, like the new digital board we're going to be installing in the studio after Marathon!
Digitization — We're still digging up historical recordings (interviews, promos, old shows and lots more) and digitizing them so we can share them with our listeners.
Community outreach projects — publication of the Vox ‘zine, upkeep and payment for our website and social media efforts and programming local events to connect with our listeners.
Security fund — unexpected legal or FCC expenses, like the ones required to move the WTUL antenna.
Equipment repair fund — making sure we can continue operating without a hitch, even in the face of unforeseen serious equipment malfunctions.
WTUL is worth keeping on the air! We are a student-run, non-commercial, freeform radio station with no preset playlists. A combination of students, faculty/staff, alumni and community members work together to offer a unique listening experience in New Orleans and beyond. WTUL is handmade radio at its finest. Check us out and see: 91.5FM or WTUL.FM. We couldn't keep doing what WTUL's been doing for the past 63 years without your help — thank you!
2023 Marathon Premiums
$25 – $49 donation: 2023 Marathon sticker + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!
$50 — $74 donation: WTUL classic logo bottle opener keychain + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!
$75 — $99 donation: Official WTUL 53rd Annual Rock On Survival Marathon T-shirt + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!
$100 - $149 donation: WTUL embroidered classic logo baseball cap + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!
$150 - $249 donation: WTUL Marathon logo tote + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!
$250 donation: WTUL logo ceramic camp mug + digital download code for volume 20 of WTUL's Songs From the Basement compilation!