Summer of Bondfire
12 September 2014 BLOG
What a summer this has been for Bondfire Radio! Our broadcasters and staff have been out and about doing big things getting the word out about #TheFutureOfRadio and we thank you our listeners for being a big part of it!
It all started with the much-anticipated Morebondfire Returns on June 23rd. This one night only return of the BONDFIRE concert & mic open show featured special guests Negros Americanos and Denitia & Sene. It was there that we also unveiled the Bondfire Needs a New Home Indiegogo campaign video seen here. It was also the launching of our Summer of Bondfire event schedule, which has included numerous special events, guest appearances, as well as notable press coverage:
- 6/23 Morebondfire Returns!! at FREECANDY
- 7/7 Coole High interviews with Kwame Vear & Priest Forever on Equilibrium Radio
- 7/9 TK in the AM is featured in BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine online
- 7/11 Muta Ali, grandson of Ossie & Ruby (Dee) Davis visits TK in the AM to discuss his documentary about his grandparents
- 7/12 Bondfire Radio presents a special Live broadcast of THE HARLEM BOOKFAIR from Countee Cullen Library in Harlem
- 7/20 TK is featured in Haitian publication Cornbread & Cremasses
- 7/21 TK & Conscious are featured guests on Legends TV hosted by Evan Ginzburg
- 7/23 Bondfire Radio presents a special exclusive interview with Emcee/Educator/Excellent Human Being AtLas’ who also performs excerpts from her new album Hieroglyphics In Crayon that dropped the next day.
- 7/27 DJ Jimmy GuapO spins a set at the Rocksteady Crew’s 37TH Anniversary Concert
- 7/30 DJ Jimmy GuapO is featured in Lyrically Fit magazine
- 8/4 TK is featured on Projectinkblot.com
- 8/7 The 1st Annual Bondfire Radio Audio Festival is announced!
- 8/15-16 Bondfire Radio broadcasts the 1st Annual Bondfire Radio Audio Festival featuring all 7 of its regular shows: CognacTime with Coole High, The BodyRock Show, Sweet Success Sundaes, Hiphop is For Lovers, Brunch & Budget, and The Wonder World of Carminelitta, as well as introduces 2 brand new shows Conversations with Creatives with Manny Faces and Uncommon Live with NASA & Samurai Banana. Commentary and live interviews throughout the festival were provided by TK & Conscious. Live performances were given by THEESatisfaction with DJ Mursi Layne, Denitia Odigie, I AM ISIS, Symphonics Live, and Lacreesha Berry. While guest broadcasters ART ON WAX with DJ Keva, DJ Leecy T, and Beat Haus with Fresh Daily rounded out the festival.
- 8/20 TK IN THE AM interviews Malik Rhasaan aka Shea Butter Jones @OccupyTheHood telling the truth about what’s going down on the ground in Ferguson, MO.
- 8/20 Bondfire Radio collaborates with Plates and Crates to celebrate closing of the Indiegogo campaign by hosting “Lauren vs. Wyclef” at Farafina’s located in Harlem NY.
- 8/22 Bondfire Radio officially closes out its Indiegogo campaign surpassing the amended goal of $10K with a final amount of $10,260!
- 9/4 Uncommon Radio Live (with Nasa & Samurai Banana) Debuts on Bondfire Radio.
- 9/11 The Manny Faces Show Debuts on Bondfire Radio.
- 9/13 Bondfire Radio hosts GreenThumb Annual Harvest Fair
As you can see, the movement is growing and shows no signs of stopping! Even though the Indiegogo campaign is closed, you can continue to donate by clicking on the ‘Donate to Bondfire Radio’ link located in the top right hand corner of our website. Once again, it is with the help of people like you who understand the importance of keeping community radio alive that Bondfire Radio is the #FutureOfRadio