Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Press Release Tuesday - Brews For WYOU

A bit of disclosure is probably necessary: Mrs. MBR used to be on the board for WYOU. Still, it's a great cause and it keeps an outlet for public access to television on the air. So, get thee to The Nottingham Co-op on Saturday night, donate some money, drink some beer, and eat some food. Who knows, you might just get the itch to video tape yourself at a White House State Dinner and want to take advantage of WYOU's programming to make yourself famous.

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WYOU Community Television Announces
“Brews for WYOU”

Madison’s WYOU hopes to raise $2,000 with the first in a series of craft brewers’ events designed to preserve community television.

Madison, WI - WYOU launches the first event in its "Brews for WYOU," a craft brewers series to preserve community television to be held at the Nottingham Co-op, Saturday, December 5th, 2009. Beginning at 8pm, the event showcases quality beer from Furthermore Brewing in Spring Green, WI and Blucreek Brewing in Madison . Both breweries have donated half-barrels to aid in WYOU’s fundraising efforts. Brewing representatives will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate the pouring.

“Brews for WYOU” will also feature an adventurous sampling of live Madison music including hip-hop stalwarts The Crest, grunge mavens Axiom, indie rockers The Sesters, plus a genre-blending mix from DJ Polarbear. All performers are also donating their time to benefit the station.

Along with video highlights of WYOU programming, "Brews for WYOU" will also feature Access TV Legend Cooking with Bob grilling live and in person on the outdoor patio.

The Nottingham Coop is located at 146 Langdon St. on Lake Mendota . Admission prices range from $8 - $10 and include complimentary beer. Guests must be 21 and over with valid I.D.

WYOU is the public access television station serving the city of Madison and Dane County in Wisconsin . The station has been a resource to the citizens of Madison since 1976 for the production and distribution of locally produced programs. Our producers include students and teachers, conservationists, social workers, accountants, activists, healthcare workers, independent filmmakers and members of local religious organizations. Our mission is to stimulate and facilitate open community use of the public access station for the development of local television programming. We educate the community in the use of digital cameras and editing software and provide facilities for independent producers to learn how to create programs.

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