WYXR Pledge Drive: In-Studio Music and DJ Mashups Make Some Memphis Magic

What better way to celebrate WYXR’s 2nd birthday than by donating to their work that keeps the airwaves filled with fresh tunes brought to you by Memphis’ most talented DJs?

From October 15th-22nd, the WYXR Pledge Drive invites you to invest in your community radio station, 91.7FM. With special in-studio collaborations and dollar-for-dollar donation matches, each time you tune in—and every coin you contribute—presents an opportunity to pull the city’s sounds together. 

“Rooted in the region’s coveted blues, rock & soul, but raised by those sounds to include the future of jazz, hip-hop, house & more, WYXR stands for “Your Crosstown Radio.”

If you’ve listened to 91.7FM at all in the last two years, we bet you’ve heard something great—whether it was something new, something old, something educational—or edutaining, as Jared Boyd, WYXR Program Manager, characterizes it.

“It’s less about playing the music, and more about telling these stories and honoring these spaces, and these subcultures, and these creators, and the people who have taken their time in their years of their life to understand the music that they care about."
Jared Boyd
Discussing the launch of WYXR in 2020.

Between then and now, the WYXR team has not only added a diverse lineup of dynamic DJs to their weekly programming—but they’ve cared for community leaders on air, captured crowds at local music events like Mempho, and moved Memphians to expand their music tastes. 

Not to mention, WYXR recently announced the launch of their very own free music festival, Raised by Sound Fest, set for December 3rd, 2022. 

All of this wouldn’t be possible without listeners like you.

What can you spare to keep memphis musical?

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