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June Is Busting Out All Over

 

The June 2013 Membership Drive is Here!

June 2013 Membership Drive

June heralds the start of summer – lazy, sun-drenched days and long summer nights with friends and family. Spend your evenings with WTVP watching the best television on television.

This month, we kick off with our membership drive from June 1-9. The goal is $50,000. It may sound like a lot, but it's just 10 percent of WTVP's annual subscription fee to PBS. And, of course, that doesn’t account for the special program purchases we make, such as Lawrence Welk and Doc Martin, or the cost of producing local programming.

Your membership keeps the shows you love on air. It's that simple.

Please take a moment to renew your membership, and, if you can, consider increasing your gift by 10 percent at this time. Give us a call at (309) 495-0555 or toll-free at (866) 377-0555 when we’re in the studio or during regular business hours. You can also make your contribution online any time at wtvp.org. The shows we are featuring during our membership drive include thank you gifts, but we believe our daily gift to you and your family is the top-notch programming we offer.

Thanks for watching!

Highlights include:

Part of the British Invasion, the Hollies were one of the most successful British groups of the '60s and early '70s. Featuring newly filmed interviews with band members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott, The Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 – 1975 tells the story of the band's peak years, when it racked up 27 UK Top 40 singles, 17 of which were Top 10s. Songs include "Bus Stop," "On a Carousel," "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," and "Carrie Ann." Thursday, June 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. Encore Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1

"Glee"'s Mr. Schuester — singer, dancer and performer Matthew Morrison — puts his energetic, creative stamp on American standards in Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began. Airing Tuesday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1, this live concert was taped at Connecticut’s Bushnell Theatre and includes "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Younger Than Springtime," "It Don’t Mean a Thing," a West Side Story medley and more.

Arguably one of the most beloved American performers of the 20th century, John Denver had a career that saw him sell more than 40 million albums worldwide while winning numerous awards. John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live in Japan is a 1981 concert from his seven-show tour of Japan and features a wonderful selection of hits, including "Annie’s Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine On My Shoulders" and "Thank God I’m A Country Boy." This performance finds Denver and his band in terrific form, delighting an enthusiastic audience that included Japan's Royal Family. Airs Sunday, June 2 from 3-4:30 p.m. and encore Wednesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Also look for a new concert from Il Volo, classic tunes from Carole King and James Taylor, The best of Broadway with Great Performances and Oscar Hammerstein, and, back by popular demand, an encore broadcast of WTVP’s own Boxcar People.

For complete list of programs, air times and membership Thank You gifts. [Click Here]

June 2013 Membership Drive

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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