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NIGHT Notes- December 21, 2006

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NIGHT Notes- December 21, 2006

NIGHT Notes
Brookdale Public Radio
90.5 The NIGHT
E-Newsletter
December 21, 2006
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IN THIS ISSUE:

* MEMBERSHIP NEWS- Office Holiday Hours
* NOTES FROM TOM- Crazy December
* ALBUM OF THE MONTH- Damien Rice 9
* VOTE ON TOP ALBUM OF THE YEAR
* CHECK OUT OUR PODS- online at 90.5TheNIGHT.org
* PUBLIC ARTS
* LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS- Holiday Helping Hands
* MARK YOUR CALENDARS- The Hold Steady
* MEMBER DISCOUNT ORGANIZATIONS

MEMBERSHIP NEWS

All Brookdale academic and administrative offices will be closed Monday December 25 2006 – Monday January 1, 2007. The Monday Membership Contest will begin again on Monday January 8, 2007.

Thank you for all of financial support and we hope to hear from you again in the New Year. Have a restful and peaceful holiday and have a Happy New Year.

Lisa Cureton
Membership Director
90.5 The NIGHT/Brookdale Public Radio
(732)224-2452

NOTES FROM TOM

December is usually a pretty crazy month for all of us. Here at the station, it’s no different. We have lots of great stuff in store and hope you’ll come along for the ride.

We’re working on completely redesigning our website. This new version may make ours the best looking and most interactive radio website you’ve ever seen. We’re all excited about this. This new version will be available soon.

With the holiday season comes all sorts of special benefit shows in the area. Make sure to check out the calendar at the bottom of this message to see which one’s we’ll be at. Hopefully you’ll be able to make some time to show up to at least one in between all of your shopping and cooking.

We also have some great programming coming your way at the end of the month. We will be bringing you our own special brand of holiday music in the next few weeks throughout the day. On December 24th we will be going all-out with the holiday music and continue this programming throughout December 25th. On New Year’s Eve we will be counting down the Top 90 Albums of the year, as voted by you. If you haven’t done so, please head to our website and vote for your top 10 albums. At the stroke of midnight on New Years we will be playing the #1 album in it’s entirety.

Tom Brennan
Station Manager

ALBUM OF THE MONTH
Damien Rice 9 Vector/Warner Brothers

Not many singer/songwriters can pack as much emotion into an album as Damien Rice can. Or as quietly as he can. The long awaited follow up to his surprise hit album “O” from 2003 is finally here. Three years later he delivers “9.” He ventures into territory that he didn’t on “O” – most of the album is centered around piano accompaniment, even full-blown electric guitar here and there instead of solely acoustic guitar. There are fewer appearances by his vocal partner Lisa Hannigan. There are more strings used than before, previously from cellist Vyvienne Long alone. But there is still what has perhaps become his signature…whispered vocals that eventually soar into some of the loudest vocals you’re ever likely to hear from a “singer/songwriter.” First single “9 Crimes” is typical of this. As are the stellar “The Animals Are Gone,” “Elephant,” and “Dogs.” He also supplies us with perhaps the angriest relationship song to ever start out “pretty” in “Rootless Tree.” Suffice to say I can’t quote any lyrics here.

For more on Damien Rice visit damienrice.com.

Jeff Raspe
Music Director

Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT Taking Votes for the Top Albums of the Year

Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT is taking votes for the Top 90 albums of 2006. Listeners can log on to 90.5TheNight.org to cast their votes. Voting will close at 5pm on Wednesday December 20th. 90.5 The NIGHT will air the Top 90 of 2006 on New Years Eve, concluding the countdown at midnight by playing the #1 album in its entirety.
This year marked another incredible year of music. Some of the albums that hit 90.5 The NIGHT’s airwaves included: Pearl Jam’s “Pearl Jam”, Keane’s “Under The Iron Sea”, “Highway Companion” from Tom Petty, “Comfort Of Strangers” from Beth Orton, “Colorblind” from Robert Randolph & The Family The Band, and “We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions” from Bruce Springsteen. More information on voting is available at 90.5TheNight.org.
Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT is a non-commercial educational public radio station licensed to Brookdale Community College. 90.5 The NIGHT is a six-time winner of The Asbury Music Award for “Top Radio Station to Support Local Music”.
You can become a member of Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 the NIGHT on line at www.90.5thenight.org, or call 732.224.2492. For more information, listen to commercial free Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 the NIGHT.

CHECK OUT OUR PODS

Keep up to date with the news in your town when you go to our website www.90.5thenight.org. Below are some of the stories active on site today:

Local News Podcasts -December20
Corzine: toll road leasing needs more scrutiny…Education officials examine lagging Middle School test scores…three escaped inmates caught…

Local News Podcasts -December19
Corzine scrutinizing civil unions bill…NJ offering 10 million to stem cell research…Newark Liberty handling record numbers…

Local News Podcasts -December18
Lynch to be sentenced tomorrow…candlelight vigil tonight for Egg Harbor victims…State takes over welfare in Newark…

Local News Podcasts – December 15
Property Tax Legislation…NJ Civil Union Bill…Stem Cell Research Bill…Burlington County School Evacuation…Army Captain Conviction…Silly String Donation…Rumsfeld Good-bye

PUBLIC ARTS

Here is one of the many Public Arts stories appearing on our website www.90.5thenight.org

Judge dismisses suit against Michael Moore (2006-12-21)

BOSTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by an Iraq war veteran who claimed filmmaker Michael Moore used the veteran’s image without permission in the anti-war documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11.”

According to court papers, Judge Douglas Woodlock of U.S. District Court in Massachusetts dismissed the suit on Wednesday. It had sought $35 million in damages from Moore, as well as Miramax, which is owned by Walt Disney Co. and several other film companies.

The film showed Iraq war veteran Sgt. Peter Damon, who had lost his right arm near the shoulder and much of his left arm, lying in a hospital gurney at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Maryland, saying that he feels pain but that pain-killers given him “take a lot of the edge” off of it.

The video clip was originally used by NBC Nightly News for a story about medical treatment for veterans. In Moore’s film, it followed a statement by Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington that “they’re leaving all kinds of veterans behind.”

© Copyright 2006, REUTERS

LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS

Holiday Helping Hands

Whether you have had your shopping done since August or you haven’t started yet, don’t forget, the holidays are a time for giving and giving back. Here’s a last minute chance to help out:
The Lunch Break at 121 Dr. Parker Boulevard needs new, unwrapped toys, for kids any age. You can drop them off Monday through Friday 9-2.
Checkmate is gathering winter clothes for children. Coats, mittens, hats and scarves can be dropped off at 20 Jackson Street. Freehold, between 10 and 4:30
The Freehold area Open Door food pantry, at 39 Throckmorton Street Freehold, needs small turkeys and hams. Drop off anytime between 10-2 Monday- Friday.
© Copyright 2006, THENIGHT


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

90.5 The NIGHT Presents….

90.5 The NIGHT Presents….
~A Benefit for Brookdale Public Radio~
with Vagrant Records recording artists:
THE HOLD STEADY
(“Stuck Between Stations” and “Chips Ahoy!” heard on 90.5 The NIGHT from their album “Boys and Girls In America”).
Support: The Churchills
Friday January 19, 2007
Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park NJ
Doors: 7pm – $15 – All Ages
Tickets go on sale Friday December 22, 2006 at the Stone Pony box office and TicketMaster.
Pre-sale tickets available at www.theholdsteady.com.
www.stoneponyonline.com
www.theholdsteady.com
www.myspace.com/theholdsteady
www.90.5thenight.org

Monday nights are “Open Mic” night at Green Planet Coffee, one of our many member organizations. “Open Mic” night is hosted by Studio Guitarist “Pat Karwan” of the Karwan Patrick Band and formally from “The 1910 FruitGum Company” featured on American Bandstand.

Thursday Nights we will be offering a Singer/Songwriter Circle for anyone interested in collaborating with local musicians and songwriters.

All shows are free!!

Fri. Dec 22: Arnie Baird
Sat. Dec 23: Pat Karwan and Guests
Fri Dec 29: Jo Wymer and Band
Sat New Years Eve!!!! Pat Karwan and Friends!!

Green Planet Coffee Company serves only 100% Fair Trade Organic Coffee. We make fresh scones daily and have many fine locally baked goodies (Homemade Cookies, pies, brownies, tarts and cakes) ETC!!!!

Gift Cards are available and they make Great Stocking Stuffers and Birthday delights.

MEMBER DISCOUNT ORGANIZATIONS

If you are a member you could use your member card to get discounts at these great places:

RE/MAX Bay Point, Realtors
Offering a $100 donation upon the successful closing of a listing or sale transaction by a 90.5 The NIGHT member.
526 Bay Ave.
Pt. Pleasant, NJ 08742
jerseyshoreliving.comg or 732-899-8202

ROBERT GERBER SALON
20% discount on new spray tan service
100 West Front Street
Keyport,NJ
(732) 888-7575

Colts Neck Custom Shop
5% off purchase of sheet music, 50% off D’Addario Guitar strings, 35% off Dean guitars, banjos, mandolins, excluding USA models and limited editions
30 Highway 34 North Street
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
(732) 577-6993
www.coltsneckcustomshop.com

McKay Imaging
Discount to our members – $100 off on a wedding photography package.
30 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 842-2272
www.mckayimaging.com

Green Planet Coffee Co
20% off their purchase when they present their member card
78 Main St.
Manasquan, NJ
(732) 722-8197

Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe
15% off (excluding select holidays)
17 White St
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732 219-0822

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