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Dance Party!

By Sarah Dahnke in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 7, 2007 5:43PM

Remember how WLUW, one of our favorite radio stations, is being taken back by Loyola and will no longer be an independent, community radio station? And do you remember that program director Shawn Campbell turned lemons into lemonade by creating the Chciago Indie Radio Project?

2007_9_7_chirp.jpgTo jog your memory, CHIRP is working to bring low-power FM stations to Chicago and allow community radio to thrive, without the threat of being taken back by larger owners. But doing this ain’t cheap; they need to raise around $30k to be able to start a new station within the next 18 months. As a result, the group has been actively fundraising, and this weekend, the soliciting continues.

Finch Gallery, which recently opened above the old Fireside Bowl, will kick off a “fundraiser dance party” for CHIRP on Sunday. The party will follow a lecture by Andreas Ehmann, who will be speaking about “the mathematical nature of light and sound how [its] layering creates the visual and sonic world around us.” If that doesn’t turn you on, you might as well be dead.

The Chicago Indie Radio Project Sunday Night Dance Party will kick off at 7 p.m. on Sunday night at Finch Gallery, 2648 W. Fullerton. Entry is $7. Ehmann’s lecture precedes the party at 4 p.m.