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Upcoming Spring Fund Drive and Merlefest Promo

Our Spring Fund Drive will take place April 17-26, 2009.

Our Folk Music staff kicks it off at 6:00 AM on Friday, April 17 and continues through late-night Tuesday, April 21. See below for our special MERLEFEST promotion!

Then our Rock Music staff takes over from 1:00 AM Wednesday, April 22 through late-late-night Sunday, April 26.

So block off those ten days on your calendar and check back here in April for the complete schedule and other information about this year's Spring Marathon.


Spring is officially here and two Perennials are the WTJU Spring Fund Drive and Merlefest! WTJU is proud to partner with Merlefest and offer (for a $75 early donation to the upcoming WTJU Marathon) one Four-Day Pass to Merlefest valued at $150.00. Sorry, only one Pass per family. WTJU staff and volunteers are not eligible for this promotion.

This year’s Merlefest takes place April 23rd through the 26th at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. More information on the festival can be found online at

WTJU will offer a total of TEN (10) single Four-Day Passes during the following shows. The conditions of the Promotion require that the offer be promoted during a minimum number of shows so call in during one of the shows below to be eligible.

4/9 Thursday 12-2 PM Cosmic American Jamboree
4/9 Thursday 5-7 PM Folk & Beyond
4/10 Friday 5-7 PM Sunset Road
4/11 Saturday 6:30-8 AM Leftover Biscuits
4/11 Saturday 8-10 AM Atlantic Weekly I
4/11 Saturday 12-2 PM Sunshine Daydream
4/11 Saturday 4-6 PM Jumpin' on the Bed

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