This week (actually, this fortnight, if I’m correct in believing that a fortnight is two weeks) is the annual WFMU marathon.
WFMU is the greatest radio station in the universe. They play some of the weirdest stuff imaginable, and also have great hiphop, gospel, electronic, and garage rock shows. They even have a show that plays old Edison rolls! It’s an all-volunteer station, and it’s the best art in radio. I passionately recommend you listen to them live at WFMU.org.
They do this fundraiser yearly, and unlike those excruciating PBS and NPR pledge drives, it’s pretty fun to listen to the marathon. They send you CDs of their strangeness, and stickers and t-shirts with awesome art on them, in exchange for their pledges.
They also don’t sell your info to other fundraisers, which has happened to me with PBS, and which sucks.
I love WFMU so much that I get giddy every year when they announce my first name in the hourly role call of pledgers.