WDVX hosts one day fund drive

Knoxville, TN – Community leaders, musicians and volunteers are joining together on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to help listener supported radio station WDVX raise funds.

The One Day Fund Drive celebrates the station’s 10 years in downtown Knoxville. Prior to moving to the Knoxville Visitor Center, the community radio station’s broadcast home was a 14- foot camping trailer in Norris, TN.

WDVX Board President Rosa Mar attributes the station’s popularity and continued existence to passionate music fans and others who value the organization as an important community asset.

“People can connect to the community through WDVX. It represents Knoxville and East Tennessee in so many ways – the station supports local artists by playing their music, presents free arts performances nearly every day to residents and visitors, and the station embodies our region’s tradition of live radio,” said Mar.

WDVX produces the Blue Plate Special, an hour long, live radio show that happens every weekday plus Saturday and features local and touring artists. The station also presents Tennessee Shines Live Monday nights at the Knoxville Visitor Center, and Kidstuff, a weekly radio show for children which has a live stage show every second Saturday of the month. WDVX’s progressive roots-based programming spans a variety of music genres including bluegrass, blues, gospel, old time, alt-country, early jazz, and the recordings of many artists from the region.

The One Day Fund Drive will feature bluegrass music from The Mountain Jacks and songwriter Adron that day and welcomes in-person donations from the community at that show. Past donations have enabled WDVX to purchase a new digital sound board to improve the quality of live performances and recordings.

Volunteers will be armed with pen and paper, ready to take calls on Wednesday, July 23.

Listeners can make pledges by calling the station at (865) 544-1029 or toll-free at 1-866-946-9389. Pledges can also be made at any time, securely, quickly and conveniently at WDVX.com.

Donations may also be made in person at the WDVX studio in the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay Street during normal business hours.

WDVX’s contributions to the community include free live concerts nearly every day, programming variety, the ability to provide performance space and air play for up and coming local artists. The station can be heard in Knoxville and surrounding areas on the radio at 89.9, 93.9, and 102.9 or online at www.wdvx.com.