It’s been a rough year, but WRUW has been here for our listeners 24/7. Because of the pandemic, we were unable to do our annual fundraising in 2020, so it is vital to us in 2021. By donating from this page, you will not only be supporting WRUW, but also showing your appreciation for my program, The Missing LInk.
If you enjoy the broad mix of roots music that I present every Monday, this is your chance to show your support. Please make a donation to help us keep great music on the air for you. If your job has a matching gift program, you can make your gift even more effective. And since WRUW is part of Case Western Reserve University, your gift is tax deductible.
As our way of thanking you for your support, you can choose items from our WRUW catalog (below). Lots of great apparel and other items with the WRUW logo, so you can show your friends that WRUW is important to you.
Your donation is incredibly important to us this year. Thank you very much for your support!
“The Missing Link” is a relatively new program at WRUW that came about as a result of the COVID pandemic. It is a freeform program of rock, blues, jazz, swing, country/folk, pop, and more. A lot of the music goes 50 to 100 years back in time, and much of the newer music is styled after those older eras and genres. The music isn’t overly obscure – a lot of it was quite popular in its day. So much of it may be familiar, especially to older folks like myself.
The pandemic created a lot of challenges for WRUW. The biggest, of course, was that we were locked out of our studios! To get around that, we built a custom computerized automation system that lets the station operate unattended. And then we found ways to create programing that worked in that situation.
Another hardship, though, was that many of our student programmers were now off campus and far away. So we had to fill our 24/7 schedule with a very short staff. Some of the veteran programmers at WRUW took on new programs in addition to their regular shows. The Missing Link is one such new program.