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WTUL Marathon

$13,557
54%
Raised toward our $25,000 Goal
180 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 21, at 02:00 PM CDT
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WTUL Marathon

WHO WE ARE

WTUL 91.5 FM  is Tulane University’s non-commercial, educational, student-run radio station. We’ve been on the air since 1959 and have provided generations of listeners and students with a unique broadcast experience. More than 150 volunteers work to keep the station operating 24/7 365 days a year and host our blend of interesting and progressive shows, including favorites such as Reggae Roots & Branches, Stage & Screen, The Kids’ Show with DJ Liz E and The Storm Surge of Reverb surf rock program.

 

WHAT IS MARATHON?

Each year, WTUL plans our annual fundraiser, the Rock On Survival Marathon. Marathon got its name 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. Our current Marathon features three sets of DJs who each agree to stay on air and broadcast for 24-hours straight. WTUL hosts fun events and requests donations for two weeks leading up to the actual Marathon broadcast.

 

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

WTUL relies on the money raised during Marathon to augment the budget the station is given by Tulane University Undergraduate Student Government. The money raised will be used for the following expenses and projects:

  • Digitization: we’ve digitized our incomparable music collection of 50,000 LPs to protect the 59 years of music we have amassed thus far. Now we’re moving on to developing a system for playback and file storage of that music. We’ve also started the process of digitizing our huge collection of reel-to-reels and 8-tracks and we’re finding treasures, such as early WTUL newscasts and artist interviews, that we will be figuring out how to share with our listeners.

  • Community outreach projects: publication of the Vox ‘zine, upkeep and payment for our website and social media efforts and programming of local events to connect with our listeners

  • Support for travel and training:  our members can learn more about music and radio at conferences and through online seminars

  • Music: replenishing our collections and replacing damaged or missing items

  • Security fund: to cover unexpected legal or FCC expenses

  • Equipment repair fund: to make sure we can continue operating without a hitch, even in the face of unplanned serious equipment malfunctions

 

Giving has its benefits too! You get awesome WTUL-branded goodies and help keep us going strong for generations of DJs and listeners to come!

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Marathon package tier 1

Thank you for helping WTUL continue spinnin’ records! You’ll receive a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16” and assorted stickers

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$50

2 tix: Nahko at Tipitina's

**1 pair of tickets** Tipitina's presents Nahko and Medicine for the People on Tuesday, March 13th. Tipitina’s, located at 501 Napoleon Avenue, has been a staple of the New Orleans music and culture scene since 1977. The venue hosts various shows throughout the year, with upcoming shows including Nahko and Medicine for the People with Xiuhtezcatl on Tuesday, March 13th (ages 18+). Thanks for donating to WTUL and enjoy the show!

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$50

Hey! Café Goodies Bundle

Includes a gift card, coffee cards, and stickers! Hey! Café is one of New Orleans' premium in-house roast coffee shops. Located at 4332 Magazine Street, Hey! Café roasts each coffee individually so you know what you're getting is specialized and delicious. WTUL thanks Hey! Café for their support during its 2018 pledge marathon and hopes to see you at the roastery soon!

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$50

Marathon package tier 2

Your donation is the top track of the hour! You’ll receive a station keychain, WTUL bumper sticker and sticker assortment and a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16.”

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$75

2 tix: David Bowie Tribute

**1 pair of tickets** Tipitina's presents Celebrating David Bowie on Monday March 19th. Tipitina’s, located at 501 Napoleon Avenue, has been a staple of the New Orleans music and culture scene since 1977. The venue hosts various shows throughout the year, with upcoming shows including a Tribute to David Bowie with Joe Sumner, Mr. Hudson & Evan Rachel Wood on Monday, March 19th (ages 18+). Thanks for donating to WTUL and enjoy the show!

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$75

Marathon package tier 3

WTUL is jammin’ out to your donation! You’ll receive a 48th Annual Marathon t-shirt, a station keychain, WTUL bumper sticker and Marathon sticker and a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16.”

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$100

Marathon package tier 4

Your contribution is keeping our groove on! You’ll receive a WTUL mug, a 48th Annual Marathon t-shirt, a station keychain, WTUL bumper sticker and Marathon sticker and a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16”.

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$150

Marathon package tier 5

We thank you greatly for your role in allowing WTUL to continue bumping out tunes. You’ll receive a station tote, WTUL mug, a 48th Annual Marathon short sleeve tee, a station keychain, WTUL bumper sticker and Marathon sticker and a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16.”

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$200

Marathon package tier 6

Wow! Your pledge is what makes WTUL bring out the funk! You’ll receive a limited edition classic WTUL long-sleeve tee, a station tote, WTUL mug, a 48th Annual Marathon short sleeve tee, a station keychain, WTUL bumper sticker and Marathon sticker and a digital download of WTUL’s own “Songs from the Basement Vol. 16.”

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$250

Tix: NOLA Opera- Sunday Show

**Includes 1 pair of tickets to the Sunday afternoon performance on 3/11. The New Orleans Opera Association presents their spring show of Terrence Blanchard's CHAMPION: An Opera in Jazz. Tickets for this premium are for the performance on Sunday, March 11th in the afternoon. WTUL thanks the New Orleans Opera Association for their dedication to promoting a diverse musical experience in New Orleans and for supporting us throughout our annual marathon pledge drive. Tickets will be emailed to the donator.

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