Show Notes – November 16th, 2015

WHCR’s 30 for 30 membership drive

In January 2016 WHCR will be 30 years old. And to

celebrate our 30th anniversary, I’m asking 30 of you

to send in $30 in support of technocolor show.

For $30 you will receive a WHCR-90.3FM

membership card for your keychain. This card will

allow you to get $5 off any WHCR event we will

have in 2016 and we are planning a big anniversary

You can send your donation as a check or money

order to:

WHCR/CCNY – Technocolor

160 Convent Ave, NAC 1/513

New York, NY 10031

Or you can go to our website www.whcr.org and

click on the donation tab at the top of the page and

make a donation using your credit or debit card.

If you would like to call and make a pledge, please

call me at 212-650-8606. Let me know if it is ok for

me to thank you on-air. That’s 212-650-8606.

Hank William – RIP you are missed

http://whydoeseverythingsuck.com/

https://twitter.com/hankwilliams

http://www.platform.org/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/11/15/tech-entrepreneur-diversity-advocate-hank-williams-dies-50/75841942/

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