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                    AirTime September 2017
Well, you've done it again. You've blown us away with your community spirit and your dedication to supporting our mission. The summer pledge drive concluded as our most successful campaign ever. The only time we ever raised more money in such a short period of time, we were trying to put the pieces of our broken transmitter tower back together again. No such crisis currently threatens our ability to carry out our mission, so we're able to focus on improving our ability to entertain, educate and represent the community that we serve. Everyone at the station is working as hard as ever to make sure that we can continue to deliver the great radio that you've come to expect now and well into the future. With your outrageous support, everything is possible. Thank you!


'Tis The Season


No not THAT season. Although it is the most wonderful time of the year for many of the locals. The weather's still warm and so are the waters. Participants in the seasonal economy have a positive cash flow and left turns are no longer the subjects of fantasy. Perhaps best of all, the weeks after Labor Day mark festival season in our area. In the midst of it all, Francesco has made us an offer we couldn't refuse. He'll be auctioning off his work at a silent auction at the Schoolhouse to benefit the station on September 22 from 3-9pm. "Cesco" is a classic example of the sort of person that makes Provincetown what it is, so come on by and grab yourself a bargain.

Tennessee Meets Shakespeare 

Before we get to the many music festivals later in the month, there's another opportunity to see world-class theater here in Provincetown. The 12th annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival runs from September 21-24 at a variety of venues around town with this year's edition celebrating the connections between Williams and William. Shakespeare, that is. The festival will feature performances by companies from South Africa and Ghana, among others, and will honor theater director Michael Kahn with its first-annual TENN award.


Program Notes
 

Another month, another retirement. We've had a few of them recently. This time, we had Kent Isham sign off from his Garden Party program on Sunday mornings from 6-9am. Kent was with us for many years, at one point filling the role of interim station manager when we needed the help. Kent epitomized the sound of radio the way many of us grew up with it, complete with jingles and catchy pop tunes. We wish Kent well in his retirement.

There are a few new and returning DJs taking to the airwaves these days. You may have already heard Bud Pyatak, Kaz and Jonathan, Kat Williams or Harry The Curmudgeon. You'll be hearing more from all of them in the weeks and months to come. Albert Pisani is set to bring his Monuments Of Mars show back after a few years on hiatus. He'll start by shaking the rust off this Sunday night form 9 to midnight. There are others still in the training pipeline who will be spreading their wings on the air just as soon as they can fly. It looks like we'll soon have folks regularly scheduled on the open Sunday and Wednesday night slots, as well as Kent's old Sunday morning slot. Stay tuned.
 
While we're on the topic of administrative details, the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors has issued their report in advance of the annual meeting to take place in November. You can read the report here.  We're also always looking for individuals interested in serving on our Community Advisory Board. The CAB meets a couple of times a year and provides an opportunity for us to get feedback from our listeners on how we're doing and what we should be doing. Get in touch with John Braden at john@womr.org or 508-487-2619 to find out more
Party In The Parks



We're pleased as punch to partner with the good folks over at Love. Live. Local. as they present the latest version of their festival in Hyannis on Sunday September 24 from 11am to dusk. It's everything you could want with music, food, beer, games, art and community spirit. If you know these folks, you know no one does more to promote the local culture and economy. We guarantee that you'll leave their event with a renewed optimism about the positive potential of the collective consciousness.

If you can't make it to Hyannis for the Love Local Fest, then perhaps you can visit Eldredge Park in Orleans on September 30 for the ClamBQ. It's music, food and fun all over again, this time at the elbow of the Cape. Make your reservations in advance if you want a clambake, or enjoy the a la carte offerings in the food court as you dig on the vibe of local favorites, The Grab Brothers and Wicked Rooster, as WOMR's own Matty Dread is the emcee and DJ for the day. Good clean fun for one and all!



But wait, there's more! Don't put your dancing shoes away just yet, because Sunday October 1 brings the Vinegrass Festival back to Truro Vineyards. The roots/bluegrass and Americana themed event raises money to provide instruments and education for aspiring young musicians in our area, in addition to presenting the best emerging artists of the genre. You won't find anything else like it on the Cape.


Looking Ahead

Hopefully you'll still have something left in the tank after having soaked up all of the awesome in September. The pace is a little slower in October as we present an evening of Awkward Disasters & Inappropriate Opinions. Would you expect anything else from us? Our fearless and undaunted leaders in the field are Susan Blood and Ira Wood who will be reading from their works at Preservation Hall on Saturday October 5 at 7:30. You'll be guaranteed to put your own peculiarities in perspective by comparison with our own masters of mayhem. The smiles are sure to be contagious.

Also in October, we'll be paying a visit to our friends across the pond in Plymouth as we present Outermost Radio: The Film at the Spire Center for The Performing Arts on Sunday October 15 at 6pm. You can always stream the flick on Vimeo, but it's much more fun as a group experience. If the stars are in alignment, you may even get to meet a few of the characters from the film at the show.



Last but not least, the change of seasons means that Brad Moore will once again be showing his vintage films in the Davis Space at The Schoolhouse on Thursday evenings. From October through May you can enjoy one of the many titles from Brad's archive with popcorn and refreshments at a bargain price. Consult the website for the specific movies that Brad plans on showing.
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