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    for December, 2012
    Pledge Drive Shows: The Free Speech Zone - Sunday - December 2nd - 7-8 pm - Host: DJ Big Brother / Then Stay Tuned for “Lives in the Balance” 8-9 pm
    December 1st, 2012

    The Free Speech Zone and Lives In The Balance hosts the Harvest the Power
    of Community WSCA pledge drive on Sunday, December 1st, 2012. Please call
    and support the diverse programming you will only hear on Portsmouth
    Community Radio. Thank you very much.

    NOVEMBER 30, 2012

    Dear Friends,

    Look what we’re brewing up over at Portsmouth Community Radio! This very cool mug is just one of the many reasons why you should consider making a donation to Portsmouth Community Radio during our eight-day Harvest the Power of Community drive, which began on Thursday, November 29.

    “This drive is an opportunity to celebrate our eight years of local, independent, and commercial-free programming produced by local folks for our community,” said Jean Proulx, the station’s Pledge Drive Director. ”Although WSCA is all volunteer, nearly 100 strong, we still have operating costs in order to stay on air. As we look to our ninth year, we’re reaching out to our listeners to support us in our Harvest the Power of Community drive. Our goal is to reach $25,000. Our listenership understands the importance of local programming - this simply isn’t available anywhere else.”

    Making a pledge by calling 603-430-9722 (for this brand new, oversized mug or a newly designed T-shirt - or both if you pledge $106.10 or more) is a great way to show your support for Portsmouth Community Radio. And, throughout the drive, WSCA will be donating the first dollar of every pledge to disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

    Keep reading for more reasons to become a member or to renew your membership!

    One of the highlights of our Harvest the Power of Community drive is our Live Music Marathon scheduled for Sunday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shawn Henderson, host of Stay Tuned and Live Stay Tuned (Fridays, 1:30-5 p.m.), has assembled 17 acts to perform throughout the day in the studio to be broadcast over the airwaves.

    Be sure to tune in or come on down to the station at 909 Islington Street and pledge to be entered to win a $400 gift certificate generously donated by Portsmouth Kayak Company.

    Check out the amazing lineup Shawn has put together for our Live Music Marathon:
    10:00: Steve Carrigan/Bruce MacIntyre/Jim Pendergast (Celtic/Folk/Holiday)
    10:30: Sea Reeds (Classical Clarinet Quartet)
    11:00: Charlie Strater/Kate Redgate (Roots/Americana)
    12:00: Cormac McCarthy (Singer/Songwriter)
    12:30: Jason Crigler (Singer/Songwriter)
    1:00: Carol Coronis/Ramona Connelly (World Music)
    1:30: Don Watson (Singer/Songwriter)
    2:00: Spirit Family Reunion (Old-Timey/Folk)
    3:00: Ed Gerhard (Instrumental)

     3:30: Samuel James (Blues)
    4:00: Andrea Szirbik (Pop)
    4:30: Cedar Mountain Boys (Bluegrass)
    5:00: Joe Young (Singer/Songwriter)
    5:30: Lunch at the Dump (Bluegrass)
    6:00: Liz Frame (Roots/Americana)
    6:30: One Step Up (Pop)
    7:00: RMS Five (Gospel Choir Holiday)

    Fall 2012 Pledge Drive Premiums Announced

    We at Portsmouth Community Radio are pleased to announce that we will be offering the following premiums during our Harvest the Power of Community drive:
    •     Two sets of tickets to the Players’ Ring Theatre
    •     A gift certificate to Moe’s Italian Sandwiches
    •     Two marble cutting boards from Arens Stoneworks of Greenland
    •     Yoga class cards from 3 Bridges Yoga
    •     Weekly guitar lessons for a month from Ryan Levasseur
    •     A gift package from Lion’s Tooth Wellness of Dover
    •     A gift certificate from Jessica Todd Salon worth $200
    •     A $50 gift certificate from Flatbread Co.
    •     A $50 gift certificate from the Portsmouth Brewery
    •     Five tickets to Sonata Arctica December 7 at the Worcester Palladium donated by Black Trip
    •     Five passes to Strawberry Banke Museum
    •     Two CDs or two free downloads from Featherscale

          •     A color print of mill buildings and the Cocheco River by Dee Hebert
    Thanks again to all of the businesses who have generously donated these premiums to Portsmouth Community Radio. More premiums keep coming in for special surprise giveaways each day or for our Premium of the Day drawings. Tune in to find out how to win!


    Under the Radar - A “TRIPLE PLAY” Pledge Drive Holiday Edition Show - Monday - Dec. 3rd - 8-10pm
    December 1st, 2012

    Tune into WSCA-LP 106.1 FM Portsmouth, NH on the first Monday of each month. from 8-10PM, for the Seacoast’s only Big Band show—”Under the Radar”-Big Band Mondays“. Join your host Steve on the first Monday of each month. Since February 2010 Steve has been playing the hits, near misses, and any and all types of big band music from one of the greatest eras in American music.

    The upcoming show on Monday December 3rd will be a very special show. You’ll get a triple play from the Under the Radar crew. That’s right not only will Steve be on the air with his Big Band sounds but his co-hosts will be the rest of the Under the Radar gang. Rounding out this triple play will be Ms. Jenny Freeman who will bring along some Soul Vaccination and Mr. Jean Gagne, he of the sultry voice and the softer side of Rock’n Roll. The UTR crew will be playing holiday songs and songs about money. You say money!!—well yes! Because it’s the Under the Radar Pledge Drive show.  With giveaways, special music for the occasion, some fun conversation and who knows what else for your listening pleasure, all to celebrate WSCA’s 8 years on the local airwaves and to be a major part of the Pledge Drive.

    So jump-jive and wail with the Big Bands the first Monday of each month on WSCA 106.1 FM from 8-10PM. And don’t forget, to circle the date of December 3rd,  for the  special Pledge Drive- Holiday Edition of Under the Radar, Big Band, from 8 to 10PM.

     Don’t forget to follow the Under the Radar crew on Facebook at

    You can email the Under the Radar gang at……

    And remember, ‘Steve, loves you madly’

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