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Say No to Shopping, Yes to Listening (11/29) Print E-mail
Monday, 25 November 2013

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G-town Radio is very proud to be a host site for the National Day of Listening this Friday, November 29 starting at 10 AM. The purpose is to take a few minutes to record an interview with a loved one. This year we are adding a twist. Photographer Tieshka Smith will be on hand to take portraits until 1 PM. Interviews will be recorded until 3 PM.

We encourage current and former Germantown residents to bring an item that personally embodies or symbolizes Germantown (paraphernalia of all kinds, like T-shirts, photos, buttons, vintage signage, anything that has a Germantown connection). All segments will be submitted to the main Story Corps website.

If you want to participate but can't make those times feel free to contact Tom Casetta ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it / 215-906-8658) to schedule an appointment. Tieshka Smith is also hosting open portrait sessions for anyone to stop by. Learn more here.

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone.

 
The 2013 Fund Drive Is On. Support Today Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 November 2013
G-town Radio is in the midst of its third annual fund drive and we need your help. 2013 has been a year of great opportunities and progress. We've added new shows; helped revitalize our block with a big summer party; featured the work of local artists in our studio; and welcomed hundreds of guests on-air to share news not covered elsewhere.
 
We've reached more people than ever before but our biggest opportunity yet lies ahead. We've applied to the FCC to obtain an FM license. This change would dramatically increase the number of people from all walks of life who could participate in true community radio.

One thing not changing is our mission. That's why we need your support right now. G-town Radio has a fundraising goal of seven thousand five hundred dollars by the end of 2013. This will cover all existing costs for the year and put us in an excellent position for 2014.

To make a tax deductible gift visit the Donate page of our website (gtownradio.com/donate). There you can make a secure donation online or learn how to pay by check. Donate as much or as little as you want and please consider a subscription donation. Take a few moments today and make G-town Radio’s third annual fund drive a success. 
 
Come Party on the Mall This Saturday (10/19) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

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Maplewood Mall invites you back for another party to celebrate the Fall in fine fashion. Music, games, food, vendors and lots of fun from noon to 5 PM. G-town Radio DJ's will be holding it down out front and we'll have an open house to tour our studio. Come on by for what is looking like a perfect autumn afternoon. See you then.

 
Hear G-town Radio on NPR (8/3/2013) Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 August 2013

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G-town Radio was featured in a story about Low Power FM (LPFM) on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday program. Click through to listen to the story here. Special thanks to reporter and Germantown resident Keith Brand for including us in this story.

 
Reimagine Maplewood Mall! Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 June 2013

 

G-town Radio, Germantown United CDC, and friends invite you to re-imagine Maplewood Mall as a thriving place to shop and socialize. On Saturday, June 22 the mall will become an open air cafe/block party for the entire family. This free event will offer live music, food to purchase and entertainment for children. The mission is to give families and neighbors a nice night out in Germantown AND engage with residents to re-imagine what the Maplewood Mall could be. To emphasize the theme of re-imagining we are working with several local artists to transform what we see and how we think about the space.

In addition to the opportunity to meet many G-Town Radio programmers and check out our studio, there will also be live DJ sets from DJ Aura of Places & Spaces, SupaTang of Yard2Yard Rewind and DJ Ranztron of the Mt. Airy Groove, plus an enigmatic rock performance from our very own FEWSH!  

The festive environment will create an atmosphere not seen in Maplewood Mall for a very long time.  The party starts at 4 PM and lasts until 8:30 PM.  See you there!

 
How Much Is That Renny In The Window, Week 1 Print E-mail
Monday, 11 March 2013

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How Much Is That Renny In The Window? is a series of weekly installations in G-town Radio's front window. Artist Renny Molenaar will create a new installation each Monday for the next six months. Be sure to stroll by each week to see what he's created. Here are some images from week 1 which ran from 3/4/13 to 3/11/13.

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Our 2012 Fund Drive Is On! Print E-mail
Monday, 26 November 2012
It's Fund Drive time again at G-town Radio and we need your support to make it a success. It's quick and incredibly important. We're looking for 500 people to donate $10. Visit our Donate page for a note from Station Manager Jim Bear and links to donate online and directions to pay by check. G-town Radio is a tax exempt non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Please be one of our Fantastic 500 today!
 
Ring in the Holiday Season in Historic Germantown Print E-mail
Monday, 26 November 2012

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Join Historic Germantown during the month of December as we celebrate the holidays with a wide array of fun, family friendly programs! Listen to traditional stories, sing carols and see the holiday decorations at the historic sites in Freedom's Backyard.

 

On Saturday December 1st from 2-4PM visit Stenton, located at 4601 North 18th Street, for their annual Holiday Tea where you can enjoy light refreshments and make a holiday craft. To reserve your space call 215.329.7312.

 

Keep the spirit going on December 8th at Grumblethorpe for their Holiday Open House from 1 - 4 pm. Enjoy craft workshops, refreshments and get your picture taken with Santa! Cost is $5 per person, $12 for a family OR bring donation of travel-size personal care items (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.) for the charity drive Germantown Gives! There is a small fee for crafts & ginger-bread houses. Grumblethorpe is located at 5267 Germantown Avenue. For more information call 215.880.8620.

 

Continue your festivities at the Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust as they host Christmas Carols in the Meetinghouse on December 8th at 6 pm. The 18th century meetinghouse is located at 6133 Germantown Avenue and the event is FREE and open to the public.

 

Also on December 8th the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, located at 200 West Tulpehocken Street, hosts their annual Dickens Christmas Party from 2 - 5pm. Hear Christmas readings from Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and Clement Moore and tour the decorated mansion. Tickets are $18 per person. Continue the merriment at the mansion with An Evening with Charles Dickens at 7 PM. Learn about Charles Dickens from expert Ed Pettit and hear Josh Hitchens in his one man rendition of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are $35 and reservations can be made by calling 215.438.1861 or at www.ebenezermaxwellmansion.org.

 

Visit the Awbury Arboretum on 1 Awbury Road on Friday December 14th from 5 - 8pm for an Open House and Holiday Sing-A-Long. Enjoy refreshments, a model train display, children's crafts and sing-a-long to some of your favorite holiday tunes. For more information about this FREEevent call 215.849.2855.

 

Wrap up your holiday celebrations at the Johnson House, located at 6306 Germantown Avenue, at the Kwanzaa Celebration on December 27th from 6 - 8pm. The program features African storytelling and drumming. For more information call 215.438.1768. 

 

Historic Germantown is a consortium of fifteen cultural and historic sites located in Northwest Philadelphia. Our members range from historic houses to an art museum and arboretum. The mission of Historic Germantown is to foster an appreciation of the diverse character and meaning of our cultural heritage in order to preserve and revitalize our community. To this end, we cooperate in providing knowledge and resources to help preserve Germantown's historic sites, interpret them to the public, and incorporate them into the life of the local community.


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Live from the Battle of Germantown (10/06/12) Print E-mail
Saturday, 06 October 2012

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Come on down to Cliveden this afternoon. The second battle re-enactment happens at 3 PM. Get all the details here: http://www.cliveden.org/battle-of-germantown. More pics below.

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Live: Black Tribbles from Mt. Airy Art Garage (8/16/12) Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 August 2012

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Tune in or join us live as Black Tribbles do a special show from the Mt. Airy Art Garage from 8-10 PM. The Mt. Airy Night Market happens all night with great food and drink. With weather this perfect you really couldn't ask for anything. Click through for pictures of the night so far.

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