On Friday my wife was laidoff from her job due to the passing of the Tax Plan in late December. My wife worked for a 501c3 nonprofit community organization but due to the defunding of federal programs that help to keep these businesses going, her position was eliminated. Please understand I am not trying to make this about politics in anyway, I am just satating the facts of our situation.
In late December I was asked to be a part of and signed on with a group of DJ's from the radio station I broadcast from Soundwave Radio 92.3 FM London www.soundwaveradio.net to do a promotional tour in South Africa for the month of March. As a part of the contract for the tour we are responsible for our airfare to and from South Africa, which up until Friday wasn't going to be an issue. Due to her position being eliminated we can no longer afford to pay for the airfair to and from South Africa as well as money for other travel expenses. I want to be clear with everyone so there is no misunderstanding... this is a promotional tour and there isn't any guarantee of getting paid, however the boost it will give to my profile as a DJ, radio shows, and productions will ultimately allow me to provide a decent income for family. Since the tickets have to be purchased within the next two weeks I didn't know what else to do, so I decided to start this campaign in the hopes that everything will fall into place.
I have been chasing the dream of making my living from music since I was a child and I have never been so close to that goal. I am on the air 8 hours every week, with two different shows, on three days, and I am not currently paid for the shows I do because its a small startup radio station. For some people all the work I've put into this seems crazy as I've made no money from it but I know I'm on the right path. This is where I belong and what I should be doing for the world. I honestly believe that music is the most important creation in all of history. Music can inspire, it can help you to feel, it can help you to get to know someone without ever saying a word. I have been living by the mantra "Music is the answer" for years now becuase for me... it is.
I know that times are hard for a lot of people these days and so I truly appreciate you taking the time to even consider this campaign. If you have it in your heart to donate to my campaign I cannot possibly say thank you enough and would love to give anyone who supports this campaign a shoutout on the air for helping me make this dream come true. Thank you so much for your time and your consideration, I truly appreciate it.
Peace and Respect,
Burke "Mr. Stitch" Fralic