To all people who have ever heard of THN...The Harmony Network.
This email comes to you as a member of the close harmony world or,
perhaps, as a person who has listened to THN...The Harmony Network since
our inception on March 12 2004. Please read this email and respond if you
can. The future of THN...The Harmony Network will depend on your
The Harmony Network was organized in 2004 as the first FCC licensed radio
network that was willing to turn over it's live broadcasting time to the
barbershop and a cappella community. This month, we received the official
ruling from the Internal Revenue Service designating THN...The Harmony
Network as a registered non profit educational tax exempt organization effective
March 12, 2004, thereby making ALL donations tax deductible, including those
made from 3/12/04 to 12/8/06.
More than 50 people have given of their time and talent over the last 2
years and 8 months to make the network what it is today. Co-Founder Grady
Kerr, a well known barbershopper, created the web pages for THN that are now
maintained by Gary Rush. Mike Keedy from Florida, gave his voice and
radio announcer expertise for the "drops and voiceovers" for all of the spot
announcements used on the network. T.J. Barranger, Rich Pearson, David
Thompson, Dave Stadtmauer and Marty Israel gave of their talent to host or
co-host a show along the way. Countless individuals, chapters, districts
and companies have donated throughout the two year existence of the network.
NOW, we need your help to continue this work. The monthly expenses
for the network to operate the current 4 shows runs $450-$600.00 per month, all
paid by listener support. To bring the network to a 24/7 broadcast
schedule allowing for archived shows, remote broadcasts and the equipment to
carry a broader local signal will run $1400-1600.00 per month, less than
$20,000.00 per year. Our present landlord, owner of the FCC license and
the building, has been very good to us during the first 32 months of operation,
but now says he has to receive payment for our operations or he will have to ask
us to leave.
This email will reach more than 4500 people who call themselves members of
the barbershop or the a cappella community. We are asking YOU, each one of
you, to consider a gift of at least $5.00. Many of you can afford more and
we will appreciate that, but if everyone just sent $5.00, we would not be is a
severe cash situation. And our belief is that the value of having live
radio that features the music you love might be worth a donation of at least
$5.00. And, if you are the president or officer of a company that could
benefit from advertising to the community of acappella and barbershop singers,
please email us and we can give you advertising rates for your company. We
guarantee that the rates will be attractive.
PLEASE consider this appeal....your gifts can be made either by mail to :
THN...The Harmony Network, 41 Watchung Plaza, #222, Montclair, NJ 07042, or you
can go to Paypal at www.paypal.com
your donation to the2004thn@...
. Please send your gifts today. We need to know you support our
efforts, and we need to know now that we should continue this effort..
On behalf of the staff and show hosts of THN...The Harmony Network, I
Rich Taylor, President
Since the inception of the network in 2004, the following shows have been
produced and broadcast:
Monday Night With Joaner - Originally the Joaner
& Bea show, Jeanne Garrett
has done the show
since it's beginning. Jeanne has guest co-hosts and live
performers in the studio
and brings a wealth of experience as a member of
of the Ramapo Valley
Spotlight Championship chorus. Her female insight
into the world of a
cappella music is refreshing each Monday night from 7 -11PM.
The Best Of Both Worlds - Ari Brafman is a
"collector's collector. Ari has been
collecting lots of "things"
during his adult life. His interest in music has
been reflected in his
collection of DVDs and CD's numbering in the 1,000's.
His show plays the original
artist performing a tune, then Ari has located an
a cappella or barbershop
group that has "covered the same tune. He often
has his nephew as a co-host
and enjoys bringing these performances to
his audience. TBOBW airs on
Tuesday nights from 7-11PM Eastern time.
The "APPLAUSE" Show - Now in it's 10th year,
the APPLAUSE Show has been
bringing it's audiences the
best of the barbershop and a cappella worlds, and
is now one of the longest
airing radio shows ever to feature "all vocal harmony,
all the time". The
APPLAUSE Show has had more than 30 live barbershop
groups in the studio, 5
youth quartets as part of our YMIH commitment, and
3 high school acappella
groups as part of our community outreach. 11
professional a cappella
groups from the Persuasions to Blue Jupiter have graced
the THN microphones.
The show airs 7-11PM on Thursday nights.
The Sunday Night Showcase - Broadcast on Sunday
evenings from 7-11PM, Vinnie
Haynes, a barbershopper
from the Big Apple Chorus, brings not only great
music from the THN Library,
but also brings Vinnie's Private Stock of music to
his listeners. Vinnie
has been providing the Network with archived historic
recordings as part of his
commitment to his listeners. Vinnie announces his
shows in advance on the
Harmonet and other discussion groups.
The East Coast Acappela Review - Broadcast
from April of 2004 through November
of 2006, Garry and Linda
Cascio brought to the airwaves 25 years of experience
in the DooWop and Street
Harmony genres. Their show gained in popularity and
the Network is looking to
launch a new show featuring DooWop music.
The Tuesday Night Swipes - Well known arranger and
Music Judge Marty Israel hosted
a weekly show featuring all
genres of acappella music. His "Mystery Tune" and his
"Feature Cut" were
highlights of his weekly show that aired for just over 2