As the debate about bringing indie rock to Phoenix's NPR station, KJZZ, continues to bubble, you'll see some mentions of internet-only Radio Phoenix as a possible solution to the problem.
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Personally, I think web radio is a pretty poor substitute for the over-the-air kind, but you have to respect what Radio Phoenix has done. The "station" which won a coveted Best of Phoenix award for "Best Online Music Station That Should Be A Radio Station" last year, and has a small but loyal following and does a lot to expose emerging local talent.
Fans of the station need to show up at The Rogue in Scottsdale on Friday: "Radio Phoenix is in dire need of funding support to stay on the internet air waves. So we decided to put together a benefit show to try and cover the $1500 we need. Please, please, please, make room for us in your busy schedule this coming Friday at the Rogue bar and/or tell your friends about this."
The Radio Phoenix Benefit, presumably to raise money to pay for bandwidth and such, will run from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m., with the $10 cover going directly to Radio Phoenix, a 501C3 non profit. William Reed, who used to spin every week at the club, is on board, along with Terra Firma, Walt Richardson, DJ Pablo Gomez and Necronauts.
Fri., April 23, 8 p.m., 2010