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WIUX to have annual fundraising week



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Second-year grad student Julia Puglisi DJs in between sets to keep the crowd moving during WIUX’s 2017 Culture Shock Music Festival on April 15, 2017, in Dunn Meadow. Andrew Williams Buy Photos

WIUX will be having its pledge drive, or annual fundraising week, from Oct. 15 through Oct. 20, with an event each night on campus or at a local location.

WIUX, IU’s largest student media organization, has been around for more than 50 years with two radio stations: 99.1 FM WIUX-LP Bloomington and B-Side Internet Radio. Both stations run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to its website.

Among the events will be painting and live music with Secret Mezzanine, a local band with two current IU students as members. The event will start at 6 p.m. Oct 15 at the WIUX station in Franklin Hall. There is a suggested donation of $5 for a canvas and painting supplies.

There will be poetry slam at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Pourhouse Cafe. The slam will feature poet and IU student Luma Khabbaz, and an open mic for poets to perform will follow her set. There is a suggested donation of $3. 

Another open mic night will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the WIUX station in Franklin Hall, with a suggested donation of $3. Attendees are able request a performance time on the event’s Facebook page.

WIUX’s pledge drive week will finish with an all-ages event at 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Upland Wood Shop Sour Brewery with a concert featuring Spazzy D, Rex Avant and Branden Fresco. Presale tickets are available for $7 at the WIUX station in Franklin Hall. Tickets purchased the day of the show will be $10.

More events and details can be found on WIUX's Facebook page.

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