The Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) and the Jacksonville Symphony Players’ Association (JSPA) distributed a joint press release today announcing details for the Radiothon fundraising event scheduled this weekend…
For Immediate Release
January 18, 2008
Major Radio Event this Weekend to Raise Funds for New Jacksonville Symphony Projects
This weekend, from noon Saturday to noon Sunday, AM 1460’s Andy Johnson will host a 24 hour fundraising marathon to benefit the Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Fund. That fund, which is a component fund of The Community Foundation, Inc., was established primarily to fund initiatives in the contract between the Musicians Union and the Symphony Association through identifying new symphony donors.
The projects this effort will fund include new educational concerts and an extra week of concerts following the regular symphony season. The event will feature live and recorded music by musicians and friends of the Jacksonville Symphony. Listeners will be able to call in to make pledges and talk on the air with AM 1460 manager and host of “Down to Business” talk show, Andy Johnson. The public may also access the station via internet, www.1460.us
Schedule updates will be posted at www.jsomusicians.org.
A live musical performance, free and open to the public, will kick things off from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday by members and friends of the Jacksonville Symphony at the Unitarian Church off of Arlington Expressway.
854-1460 is the number throughout the 24 hour event for calling in to talk on the air with radiothon host Andy Johnson. To make off air pledges, call 421-0704.
Donations are tax deductible, and all checks and credit card pledges will be directed to “The Community Foundation, Inc.”. Also, if writing a check, the memo line should read, “Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Fund.” Checks should be mailed to the Musicians’ Association of Jacksonville, c/o JSPA, 2030 Schumacher Ave, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.
The Jacksonville Symphony Players’ Association will collect all such pledges and deliver to the Community Foundation, who will prepare and mail tax-deductible acknowledgements to donors.
More volunteers to receive pledge calls are still being sought. If interested, contact event coordinator Andy Bruck.
Unitarian Church address is 7405 Arlington Expressway. UUCJ is located on the Arlington Expressway’s north service road, just east of Arlington Rd. and west of Townsend Blvd. — between Les Chateau Apts. and Agape Dentistry. (Only the sign is clearly visible from the street.)
AM 1460 studios are on the fourth floor of the Enterprise Building, which is located at the northwest corner of Belfort and J. Turner Butler Boulevard. The Building is directly across the street from, directly west of, St. Luke’s Hospital. There is a big sign on top of the building which says Enterprise Building.