The WTUL Rock On Survival Marathon 2010 is ready to get under way, so listeners will be hearing the fund-raising message on the radio airwaves: "Make a pledge to keep your favorite free-form progressive radio station alive!"
The volunteer- and student-run station, which broadcasts at 91.5 FM, plans a host of events for this year's marathon, which runs from March 11â“28. Concerts, a CD release party, a Vinyl Fair, 24-hour DJ Weekend and a Hootenanny all are scheduled.
Every Thursday during the marathon March 11, 18 and 25 WTUL disc jockeys will be spinning at the Saint, 961 St. Mary St., and proceeds will benefit the station. On March 12â“14, during Foburg Fest, WTUL will present four music groups at the Maison Downstairs, 508 Frenchmen St. Foburg Fest is a progressive music festival on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans.
The 24-hour DJ Weekend will broadcast from Pocket Park on the Tulane uptown campus from March 19â“21, along with the station's second annual Vinyl Fair on March 20 at the DJ booth.
March 19 will be WTUL night at the New Orleans Opera Association's production of "The Flying Dutchman." The next night, on March 20, WTUL will present a concert at One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., featuring Quintron and Miss Pussycat, with Ballzack and Odoms, and the Madd Wikkid.
The CD release party is on March 27 at the Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave. The events wrap up at the annual Hootenanny on March 28 at the Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., with the Howdies and Luke Winslow-King. A crawfish boil will follow the show.
Donations can be made on the WTUL website.