Support "Folk with Matt Watroba"

$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 3 months
For many years, Matt Watroba has hosted great radio shows, including "Folks Like Us" on Detroit's WDET and shows on "Sing Out! Radio Magazine" and "Folk "Alley."

Now, he has launched a new radio show, "Folk with Matt Watroba" on WKAR 90.5 FM and streamed on wkar.org on Sundays, 6 to 8 PM.  WKAR's broadcast range extends from Flint and the Detroit suburbs to Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

The Ten Pound Fiddle, a Mid-Michigan-based concert and dance series, has agreed to become an underwriter for Matt's show for the coming year for $5000. We are thrilled about this. However,  our operating budget does not have an extra $5000 in it, so we are asking the folk music community to partner with us on this underwriting adventure.

We have a goal of $5000 to support Matt's show through September, 2018. Any additional funds in this campaign will be used to underwrite the show in future years.

All donations will receive our immense gratitude and a receipt for your donation. The Ten Pound Fiddle is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization, which means that your donations to us are tax deductible.

Folk with Matt Watroba is an incredibly entertaining, high quality program. We hope you can help keep this show on the air. 

To help us get the word out, please share this link to your Facebook timeline.

Thank you, very much!

The Ten Pound Fiddle Concert and Dance Series, produced by The Lansing Area Folksong Society
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Eureka! We have reached our goal of $5000 raised to allow the Ten Pound Fiddle to underwrite Matt Watroba's fine new radio show, "Folk with Matt Watroba" on WKAR 90.5 FM on Sunday nights from 6 to 8PM. Between our GoFundMe Campaign and donations make directly, we have reached our goal. HUGE THANKS to all of you who have made this possible! Folk music—both traditional and contemporary—is a joy and an invaluable record of our cultural history. Thanks for keeping it alive!
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We are SO VERY CLOSE to reaching our goal of raising $5000 to underwrite Matt Watroba's new radio show! We only need $57 to reach the $5000. Already, we have raised $2,018 on this site, and received an additional $2,925 in direct donations. Exciting!
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We are thrilled to report that our fundraising campaign for "Folk with Matt Watroba" has now raised $2,018 in the GoFundMe account and $2,865 in direct donations for a total of $4883. . . . which is very close to our goal of $5,000. Let's see if we can make a little push to reach that goal!
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Great News! An anonymous donor has volunteers to reimburse the Ten Pound Fiddle for all the GoFundMe fees associated with the Support "Folk with Matt Watroba" fundraising campaign, which means that every penny donated will go to support Matt's new folk radio show on WKAR FM 90.5 on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8PM. Plus, we now have raised a total of $3878 (which includes $1,663 on GoFundMe and $2215 in direct contributions). . . . so we have reached 77% of our goal. Yay! Let's see if we can keep moving this forward.
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$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 3 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Lansing Area Folksong Society
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East Lansing, MI
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Carrie Thorn
3 months ago
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3 months ago
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