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Exploding Plastic Inevitable 2021 Telethon Show!

Welcome to the 2021 WRUW Telethon!

This is the one time a year that we ask you to show your support for WRUW, and help us be the BEST radio station in Cleveland. It has been a strange and difficult year for all of us, but WRUW has continued to bring you music and creative programming 24×7 throughout. We have needed new studio equipment, new computers, new software, and lots of COVID sanitation supplies to do it; all of these things cost money, and your donations make up more than 50% of our annual budget. With your donation we can keep improving our sound, keep adding to our music library, and – one day soon – bring you a variety of community broadcasts and live music events.

Exploding Plastic Inevitable has been coming your way for than 20 years with a diverse mix of world, rock, pop, jazz, blues, classical, and more! If you enjoy the show and want to support Exploding Plastic Inevitable and WRUW, please consider making a donation NOW!


Donate to the station without receiving any premiums. Thank you for your support!

2021 Zippered Hoodie

This year’s hoodie design. Now with a zipper!

2021 T-Shirt

Get the 2021 limited edition telethon t-shirt!

2021 Cat Shirt

WRUW. It’s the cat’s meow.

2021 Baseball Tee

Cover 3/4 of your arms!

2021 T-Shirt 3.5 Pack

Get this year’s three exclusive designs! Plus a bonus shirt while supplies last


New for this year, socks! They’re for your feet.

Face mask

Wear a mask. Save lives.


The 2021 edition beanie, complete with pom.

Pint Glass

A classic, the WRUW pint glass. Beer not included, this year.

Tiki Glass

Due to popular demand, the tiki glass is back!

Metal Tumbler

Great for keeping your coffee warm on your daily commute from your bed to your desk.


It’s a mug. For hot beverages.


The WRUW lunchbox. You can store food in it.