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CHIRP is a listener-supported radio station, and during our spring fundraiser from March 18-29, we hope you'll show your support for the station by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity makes a real difference in the life of the station!
And you won't come away empty handed. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you've supported a cause you believe in (along with 365 per year of great, commercial-free, independent music curated by DJs who really know their stuff), you also will score the following thank-you gifts when you give at these levels:
$60 (or $5 monthly)
A pair of pocket notebooks with a healthy, refreshing design by local artist Jessica Deahl!
$120 (or $10 monthly)
A cool t-shirt (standard or fitted style) with the Jessica Deahl artwork + the CHIRP Membercard with great 2-for-1 deals around the city!
$240 (or $20 monthly)
The return of the CHIRP Festival Blanket, now with our broadcast logo, just in time for summer festival season + the CHIRP Membercard with great 2-for-1 deals around the city!!
Give $365 and get all these gifts! Or go to $500 and get all the gifts as well as a personal station tour! All of these items are limited edition, available only through 6pm on Friday, March 29th. Support CHIRP today and grab something cool for yourself!
written by Kyle Sanders
I don't know about you, but the lead up to the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony has been just as tumultuous as any political election.
First, there was the much-ballyhooed idea of including a "Best Popular Film" award--not that it would have been part of this year's awards, but used in 2020--that caused an uproar, followed by the invite then dis-invite for comedian Kevin Hart to serve as host, causing more protest that eventually led Hart to throw in the towel.
Then the Academy announced it would only allow two of the Best Original Song nominees to perform, which quickly got nixed. Then the Academy thought it a good idea to remove some of the categories and air the acceptance speeches sometime later during the broadcast.
Needless to say, the bigwigs behind the Academy Awards made some pretty airheaded decisions. The Best Picture nominees though are far from foolish choices. Sure, six of the eight films involve real persons presented in based-on-a-true-story fashion, but like any other year, the Academy has included a little bit of the good, the bad, and the WTF. Here's a rundown of this year's Best Picture hopefuls: