Raise Funds for your Station and Awareness for Radio Vieques

A4MD will provide 25 “Artists For Vieques” gift cards (a $500 fair market value) to radio stations raising awareness of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Vieques, Puerto Rico and their voice for environmental justice WVQR - Radio Vieques.

The island of Vieques is not recovering from Hurricane Maria. 

Inhabited in part by indigenous people, the four year international campaign against the use of Vieques as a US Naval bombing range ended in 2010.  

But today, the people of Vieques are suffering, not only from the hurricane’s devastation, but also from the Category 5 storm’s distribution of highly dangerous toxic waste that the US military never cleaned up.

“Artists for Vieques” benefits the people of Vieques and eastern Puerto Rico via WVQR - 90.1 FM, a full power public radio station broadcasting for peace, environmental justice, human rights and cultural diversity.

 

Democracy Now's visit to Vieques Island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria features interviews with Robert Rabin, Director of WVQR - Radio Vieques.

 
 

Artists for Vieques Music Gift Cards

25 Free Gift Cards for use as Pledge Drive Premiums and On Air Giveaways

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Artists for Media Diversity's Gift Cards for Pledge Drive Premiums program is funded by a generous grant from the Bauman Foundation.

Artists for Media Diversity's Gift Cards for Pledge Drive Premiums program is funded by a generous grant from the Bauman Foundation.


Pledge Drive Premiums

“Artists For Vieques” gift cards provide music downloads featuring 20 songs of beautiful, inspiring music from Willie Nelson & Family, Calle 13, Los Lonely Boys, Rei Ortiz, Zoraida Santiago and many more artists from Puerto Rico, Austin, Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and the Navajo Nation.

  • Introduce "Artists for Vieques" on the final days of your pledge drive
  • Place links to A4MD's  "Artists for Vieques" on your station's website
  • Broadcast "We All Rise Together" 6-minute radio shows
  • Invite local artists and advocates for on air interviews
  • Offer Artists for Vieques Gift Cards to your listeners-supporters in appreciation for their pledges of $20 or more to your station

On Air Giveaway Referrals to A4MD

  • Place links to A4MD's  "Artists for Vieques" on your station's website
  • Broadcast "We All Rise Together" 6-minute radio shows
  • Invite listeners to 'find out more about Artists for Vieques' by visiting your station's website
  • People indicate which radio station inspired their $20 contribution to A4MD when making a donation.
  • Your station will receive $5 for each $20 contribution to A4MD referred by your station.

Stations Websites and Social Media

  • Place links to Artists for Media Diversity on your stations website.
  • Include photos of recording artists for Vieques
  • Sample text for websites and social media available

"We All Rise Together" Radio Shows

  • 6 minute programs available for broadcast
  • Each program features one artist & song from “Artists for Vieques”
  • Includes FCC required disclaimer “provided by Artists for Media Diversity”

Engage Local Artists and Advocates

Invite local recording artists and advocates from humanitarian and environmental organizations in to the studio for on air discussions. For example:

  • Are there humanitarian or environmental issues that your community has in common with the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico?
  • What are possible solutions that can be applied to both situations?
  • How can music & culture play an inspirational role in achieving results?
 

Step 1
Register your station

To receive 25 "Artists For Vieques" pledge drive premiums ($500 fair market value), register your station with A4MD, then complete Step 2.  

If your station has already registered with A4MD, head on down to Step 2.

 

Step 2
Help us help you

Please provide additional information about your station, local and regional recording artists and the community organizations your station serves.

Station Pledge Drives
When does you station have pledge drives?
Artists for Vieques Marketing Materials
Will your station be able to use Artists for Vieques marketing materials and 6-minute radio shows featuring the music on "Artists for Vieques" during your pledge drive?
Live Music Broadcasts
Does your station record live music broadcasts?
 

Step 3
Receive Gift Cards

We'll contact you when your gift cards for pledge drive premiums are ready for delivery.