Local Fundraiser Seeks Donated Albums, Stereo Equipment

Jul 30, 2013

For Immediate Release

Credit Image design: Robby Ballard, WSIU.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Contact:  Robby Ballard, SIRIS Vinyl Sale Coordinator, (618) 453-4355, robby.ballard@wsiu.org

Local Music Sale Seeks Donated Albums, Stereo Equipment

Donations Accepted Through Friday, August 16

Carbondale, Ill. -- Wanted -- your unused record albums, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, VHS tapes, eight-track tapes, electronic games, audio books, and working stereo equipment!

WSIU Public Radio and the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) are seeking these items and more for the 6th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale, coming to the University Mall in Carbondale on Saturday, September 7 from 10am to 9pm and Sunday, September 8 from noon to 6pm.

Gently used stereo equipment and music donations of rock, jazz, blues, and country western are especially welcome. All donations must be in good, working condition and will be accepted now through Friday, August 16 at the following locations:

* University Mall Guest Services, 1237 East Main, Carbondale

* SIU Credit Union, 1217 West Main & 395 North Giant City Road, Carbondale

* SIU Credit Union, 300 South Pershing, Energy

* SIU Credit Union, 540 North Commercial, Harrisburg

* SIU Credit Union, 2809 Outer Drive, Marion

* SIU Credit Union, 704 East 5th St., Metropolis

* Wright Do-It Center, 208 South Williams, Murphysboro

Event sponsors include the University Mall in Carbondale, the SIU Credit Union, and Wright Do-It Center in Murphysboro.

Proceeds will benefit the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), a special service of WSIU Public Radio and SIU Carbondale for individuals who are blind or whose physical condition makes reading difficult or impossible. Broadcasts include regional and national newspapers, magazines, and books. SIRIS is supported in part by the United Way of Southern Illinois.

Questions about the sale should be directed to Robby Ballard at (618) 453-4355 weekdays between 9am-5pm or via email to robby.ballard@wsiu.org.

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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