University of Southern Mississippi radio station WUSM-FM is kicking off the third annual Slumgullion Campaign at the Keg & Barrel Friday, March 14.
The Slumgullion Campaign raises funds for WUSM, Hattiesburg’s only public radio station and will culminate Sunday, April 6 with a live music event featuring The VooDuo. The group is made up of well-known local artists Dr. E and Paul Linden; the Drew Young Band and nationally known Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue.
WUSM will be at the Keg & Barrel each Friday evening in March and the first Friday in April from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. to sell tickets, t-shirts and other promotional items for the event which is taking place in April as part of Public Radio Music Month.
Public Radio Music Month is a nation-wide celebration of the cultural wealth and diverse musical voices heard every day on public radio stations across the country. WUSM-Southern Miss Radio is dedicated to playing the best music ever recorded, with a broad base of American music at its core, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz and all music native to America.
Southern Miss Radio provides listeners an alternative to traditional commercial radio by providing access to local, regional, national and international artists playing a different beat. The station was established to facilitate, support and enhance the University’s mission of teaching, training and service. It was also designed to support the activities and programs within the University, local non-profits and the needs of its listeners, volunteers, supporters, sponsors and underwriters.
All funds raised through the campaign will benefit USM students working at WUSM to enhance their education with hands on and ”on-the-air” experience in the exciting field of radio broadcasting. To support the radio station, or become a sponsor of the Slumgullion, call 601.266.9876, visit www.Southernmissradio.com or make a contribution to the WUSM Slumgullion Campaign through Indie Go Go at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wusm-s-spring-slumgullion .