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WVTF & RADIO IQ FALL 2013 FUND DRIVE  9/25-10/4 DRAWING PRIZES MAIN LIST

(Please note: No donation is necessary to enter the drawings.)

Wednesday, Day 8 —October 2

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM  -- $7,000

An “I’ve got the blues” get-a-way weekend in the Roanoke Valley.  A pair of tickets to the Taj Mahal concert at Roanoke’s Jefferson Center, February 22nd, AND a two-night weekend stay with breakfast both mornings at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, plus dinner for two at Shula’s 347 Grill at the Sheraton.  (no donation required to enter drawing) Value $600
 
DRAWING #2 – Noon  --  $5,000

The whole enchilada package from the Floyd Yoga Jam, next Labor Day Weekend, 2014.  Includes camping, yoga jam tickets, cups, shower tokens, and backstage access and hospitality.  3 days of yoga and more.  Plus, a CC Solar Observer Emergency Radio. Value $550    

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM  -- $4,500

Eight wine tasting tickets from Tarara Winery in Leesburg, Virginia….plus       A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio.  TOTAL VALUE $130  

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM  -- $5,500

A right time-right place concert get-a-way package….two tickets to the Dr. John concert, October 19th, at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, PLUS     overnight accommodations nearby at the Black Lantern Inn on Franklin Road in Roanoke.  TOTAL VALUE $237

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM  -- $1,500

A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio….Plus, a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses.  TOTAL VALUE $125

Thursday, Day 9 —October 3

(No donation necessary to enter drawings.)

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM -- $7,000

A downtown Charlottesville mini vacation package….includes an overnight stay at the 200 South Street Inn (exclusive of Fri & Sat nites) ;  Dinner for two at the C&O Restaurant….and a pair of tickets to any show at the Live Art’s Theater. TOTAL VALUE $300  

DRAWING #2 – Noon -- $5,000

Two nights at the Opera!—from Opera Roanoke, at the Jefferson Center, a pair of season tickets to The Magic Flute, this October,(18th & 20th) AND Julius Caesar,next March (21st & 23rd).Plus,a $75 gift certificate for your choice of naturally aged Cabot Creamery Cheeses. TOTAL VALUE $335

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM -- $4,200

An overnight stay at the Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast in Radford, Virginia, overlooking the historic New River…..plus a C.C. Solar Observer Emergency Radio.  AND, a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses. TOTAL VALUE $325  

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM -- $4,700  

A unique concert get-a-way package….two tickets to the Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburg concert,  March 7th, at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke. Plus,overnight accommodations nearby at the King George Inn, King George Avenue in Roanoke.  TOTAL VALUE $200

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM    $1,700

Dinner for 6 people, at the Villa Appalaccia Winery, in Floyd, Virginia.  Plus, A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio. AND a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses. TOTAL VALUE $425

Wednesday, Day 1-- September 25, 2013

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM -- $7,000
Two (2) tickets to see Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, on stage, tomorrow night at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville.   Plus, an Insignia portable arm band HD Radio.  TOTAL VALUE $116

DRAWING #2 – Noon  --  $4,500
Two (2) tickets to see Tony Bennett, along with his daughter Antonia,  in concert, at the Intelos Wireless Pavilion, Sunday, October 13th at 7 p.m. Plus, an Insignia portable arm band HD Radio.  TOTAL VALUE $145

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM -- $4,000
A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio….Plus, a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses.  TOTAL VALUE $125

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM  -- $4,500
Two (2) tickets to see Fresh Air’s Terry Gross, on stage, tomorrow night at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville.   Plus, an Insignia portable arm band HD Radio.  TOTAL VALUE $116

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM -- $2,000
A right time-right place concert get-a-way package….two tickets to the Dr. John concert, October 19th, at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, PLUS     overnight accommodations nearby at the Black Lantern Inn on Franklin Road in Roanoke.    TOTAL VALUE $237

Thursday, Day 2-- September 26

(NO DONATION IS NECESSARY TO BE ENTERED IN ANY OF OUR FUND DRIVE DRAWINGS.)

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM -- $6,600  
A 2-night get-a-way package for two, at the Farm House Inn, at Creekside Resort and Spa, nestled in the natural surroundings of the Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia;  Includes breakfast both days.  
TOTAL VALUE $400.

DRAWING #2 – Noon -- $4,500  
A mini holiday vacation in Historic Lexington, Virginia…..2 nights for 2 this November or December, at the Abigail Inn on South Main Street….. Includes breakfast for two both mornings.   TOTAL VALUE $350

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM -- $4,000  
A Rail and Jacuzzi Suite mini vacation get-a-way package----2 tickets for a Potomac Eagle Scenic Rail excursion in Romney, West Virginia, PLUS an overnight stay in a Jacuzzi Suite at the South Branch Inn in Romney, West Virginia.  TOTAL VALUE $255

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM     $4,000    
A $250 Gift Certificate towards any camping, cabins, lodges, shelter rentals, or passes at any of the 35 Virginia State Parks all across the Commonwealth. TOTAL VALUE $250

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM -- $2,000
A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio….Plus, a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses.  TOTAL VALUE $125

Friday, Day 3-- September 27

(NO DONATION IS NECESSARY TO BE ENTERED IN ANY OF OUR FUND DRIVE DRAWINGS.)

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM -- $6,500
Roanoke get-a-way….One night stay at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center with breakfast for two in The Regency Room….plus admission for two to the nearby O. Winston Link Museum of railroad photography.  TOTAL VALUE $260

DRAWING #2 – Noon -- $4,500
A night, or two, at the Opera!—from Opera Roanoke, at the Jefferson Center, a pair of season tickets to The Magic Flute,  this October, (18th & 20th) AND Julius Caesar, next March (21st & 23rd) . Plus a $75 gift certificate for your choice of naturally aged Cabot Creamery Cheeses.  TOTAL VALUE $335

DRAWING #3 – Friday, Day 10  (12-4)  4:00 PM -- $4,000
A $250 gift certificate for Literary Calligraphy by Susan Loy…..The gift certificate can be redeemed at the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival October 12th and 13th or by ordering online at literary calligraphy.com.
TOTAL VALUE $250

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM -- $5,500    
An “I’ve got the blues” get-a-way weekend in the Roanoke Valley.  A pair of tickets to the Taj Mahal concert at the Jefferson Center, February 22nd, AND a two-night weekend stay with breakfast both mornings at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, plus dinner for two at Shula’s 347 Grill at the Sheraton.  
TOTAL VALUE $600

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM -- $2,000
A unique concert get-a-way package….two tickets to the Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburg concert,  March 7th, at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke,  PLUS     overnight accommodations nearby at the King George Inn, King George Avenue in Roanoke.  TOTAL VALUE $200

Monday, Day 6--September 30

(NO DONATION IS NECESSARY TO BE ENTERED IN ANY OF OUR FUND DRIVE DRAWINGS.)

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM  -- $6,000

A This American Life rendezvous in Blacksburg…..Two Tickets to see Ira Glass live at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech,  November 23rd, plus overnight accommodations at the Inn at Virginia Tech including breakfast in Preston’s Restaurant.   Total Value $225

DRAWING #2 – Noon  --  $4,500

A sculptured wood mirror created with ash and cherry….handcrafted by Jan Elmore, and donated on behalf of the 19th Annual Artisans Studio Tour, the weekend of November 9 and 10.    Value $425 

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM  -- $4,000

From Sunshine Farm and Gardens of Renick, West Virginia-- A $250 gift certificate for Perennial Plants,  from the Gardens and Greenhouses of Sunshine Farm.  

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM  -- $4,500

A $250 Gift Certificate from Grand Home Furnishings, with store locations throughout the region.

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM  -- $1,500

A Jazz mini-vacation get-a-way…..Two tickets to the Snarky Puppy concert, January 31st, at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke….. PLUS     overnight accommodations nearby at the Black Lantern Inn on Franklin Road in Roanoke.      TOTAL VALUE $210  

Tuesday, Day 7—October 1

(NO DONATION IS NECESSARY TO BE ENTERED IN ANY OF OUR FUND DRIVE DRAWINGS.)

DRAWING #1 – 9:00 AM  -- $6,500
A handcrafted walnut table with a tung oil finish.  Made by Brian Rayner, and donated on behalf of the 19th Annual Artisans Studio Tour, the weekend of November 9 and 10.    Value $500  

DRAWING #2 – Noon  --  $4,500
A CC Solar Observer Windup Emergency Radio….Plus, a $75 gift certificate for your choice of Cabot Creamery Cheeses.  TOTAL VALUE $125

DRAWING #3 – 4:00 PM  -- $4,000
A 1 by 3 foot tile hall mirror, framed in walnut, with botanical tiles,  hand crafted by Suzanne Crane of the Mud Dauber Pottery in Earlysville…… and donated on behalf of the 19th Annual Artisans Studio Tour, the weekend of November 9 and 10.   Value $450  

DRAWING #4 – 8:00 PM  -- $4,500
Roanoke get-a-way….One night stay at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center with breakfast for two in The Regency Room….plus admission for two to the nearby O. Winston Link Museum of railroad photography in downtown Roanoke. Total Value $260  

DRAWING #5 – 11:00 PM  -- $1,500
Two 4-Day General Admission tickets to next year’s Floyd Fest, July 2014, celebrating live music, art, and life, in a rural Floyd County environment. Value $350          
 



Lewis Black "Rant Is Due Tour" Ticket Giveaway September 11 On Morning Edition.

Stand-up comedian Lewis Black brings his “Rant Is Due Tour”to the Roanoke Performing Arts Theater September 21 and you can be among the lucky Morning Edition listeners to go see him for free. We’ll be giving away four pairs of tickets between 7:30 and 8:00 September 11. So be listening. More details on the Lewis Black show at RoanokeCivicCenter.com.

Our winners are Brittany Robinson of Floyd; Scott Guebert of Martinsville; Kate Marshall of Eagle Rock; and Elizabeth Wilson of Roanoke. Congratulations to Brittany, Scott, Elizabeth and Kate. And thanks for all who called during our giveaway.

(Tickets are valued at $78 a pair.)


August 22 to Labor Day weekend's "Floyd Yoga Jam: Yoga & Music Festival" in Willis.


During Morning Edition on WVTF/RADIO IQ August 22, we'll be giving away two pairs of tickets to Floyd Yoga Jam taking place August 30 through September 1 at the Burnette Farm Retreat Center in Floyd County. The ticket package, valued at $150 each, entitle the winners all three days of this year's Yoga Jam. Music by MC Yogi, Donna De Lory, Montana Skies, David Newman, Train Wreck, and other performers. Plus, nationally known Yoga teachers from far and wide. You can view the complete schedule here. For tickets, click here.

Listen to Morning Edition August 22 for your chance to win a pair of "YOJam 3 Day Awesome" ticket packages. Winners will have their tickets reserved at will call.

Congratulations to our winners: Rob Carscadden of Goochland, Michael Lee of Christiansburg, Courtney Bise of Richmond, Ann Margaret Shortt of Floyd


Two on-air giveaways July 17 on our morning and afternoon news magazines for tickets to Garrison Keillor's Radio Romance Tour stop in Richmond on July 24.

We'll be giving away two pairs of tickets on "Morning Edition" and two pairs on "All Things Considered Wednesday", July 17  to the Keillor performance July 24 at Maymont in Richmond part of the Music at the Maymont summer series. 

Enjoy two hours of duet singing, poetry, "Guy Noir" private eye, and the "News from Wobegon" when Garrison Keillor brings his summer tour to Richmond. More details here.  Or call the ticket office at 866-707-2289.

Value of the tickets given away on WVTF/RADIO IQ is $100 per pair. Winners will be selected from listeners who call in during the programs. One winner per household.

Congratulations go out to Spencer Bissett of Lexington, Kevin Dunn of Buckingham County, Sarah Gatrell of Vinton and Chris Pax of Charlottesville who each won a pair of tickets listening on July 17 to the Keillor show in Richmond July 24. And thanks for all the listeners who called in during our contest.


Two on-air giveaways on WVTF's Classics programs July 19 for tickets to this summer's Castleton Festival.

Morning Classics Ticket Giveaway (2 pairs, each ticket valued at $105 each)

“Salute to Britten and Tchaikovsky” July 27

Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Festival Theatre
Conductor:  Maestro Lorin Maazel

Les Illuminations, op. 18 - Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Andy McCullouch

The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, op. 34 -Benjamin Britten

Peter's Final Aria from Peter Grimes - Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Neil Shicoff

"Kuda, kuda, kuda vi udalilis" , Lensky's Aria from EUGENE ONEGIN, Opus 24 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Tenor: Neil Shicoff

1812 Overture, op 49. - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Afternoon Classics Ticket Giveaway (2 pairs, each ticket valued at $105)

Otello – Sunday, July 28

Time:  2:00 PM
Venue: Festival Theatre
Maestro Lorin Maazel conducting with Rafael Rojas as Otello.

Otello, opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi , libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare's play Othello. Verdi's penultimate opera, first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on February 5, 1887.

Domestic violence. It’s older than the Bible and as fresh as the morning news.

No wonder composer Giuseppe Verdi was coaxed out of his firmly declared retirement by Boito’s libretto for an opera based on Shakespeare’s Othello. The story has all the ingredients of high drama – passionate love, raging jealousy, revenge, murder and suicide.

Otello is often considered Verdi’s towering achievement. The composer’s profound musical insights into Shakespeare’s tragedy illuminate the hero’s tragic journey to self-destruction.

More information on the Castleton Festival here. 

Winners chosen from listeners who call in during the programs. Value of each pair of tickets is $210. One winner per household.

Our winners are: Reed Coda of Charlottesville, Josefina Munoz of Buckingham, Linda Buck of Lynchburg, and Sheila Rigney of Salem.


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Two Drawings June 5 during Day One of our End of Fiscal Year on air fund drive.

At 10:00 a.m., we'll give away 2 tickets to the Joan Baez, Indigo Girls concert at the nTelos wireless pavilion in Charlottesville, June 11th….PLUS…Overnight accommodations at the Inn at South Street in Charlottesville.   

Ticket Value $261

Everyone who has mailed a pledge, made a donation or just registered via phone or Internet, for this campaign, is eligible….no donation necessary to enter. All registrants are eligible for this and all subsequent drawings during the fund drive.

At 8:00 p.m., we'll give away a  Cabot Creamery Gift Box featuring Cabot cheddar cheese….….PLUS…an Insignia HD portable radio…..PLUS, an autographed copy of Susan Stamberg’s book “TALK”…..

Total Value $150

Everyone who has mailed a pledge, made a donation or just registered via phone or Internet, for this campaign, is eligible….no donation necessary to enter. All registrants are eligible for this and all subsequent drawings during the fund drive.

Two drawings June 6 during Day Two of our End of Fiscal Year on air fund drive.

At 10:00 a.m., we'll give away a $250 gift certificate from Virginia State Parks…good toward camping, cabins, lodges, shelters, and passes at any of the 35 Virginia State Parks…..

Total Value $250

Everyone who has mailed a pledge, made a donation or just registered via phone or Internet, for this campaign, is eligible….no donation necessary to enter. All registrants are eligible for this and all subsequent drawings during the fund drive.

At 8:00 p.m., we'll give away a 2-night mid-week get-a-way (Monday-Thursday) at the J.S. McDaniel House Bed & Breakfast…in historic Easton, Maryland. 

Total Value $415

Everyone who has mailed a pledge, made a donation or just registered via phone or Internet, for this campaign, is eligible….no donation necessary to enter. All registrants are eligible for this and all subsequent drawings during the fund drive.

And the winners were...

Darcie and William Martin – Waynesboro.   J.S. McDaniel House B&B

David and Susan Gring – Moneta.   Virginia State Parks

Mo Nichols – Charlottesville Cabot Creamer gift box plus an Isignia HD portable radio plus Susan Stamberg’s book “TALK”

Lois Teele – Christiansburg.   2 tickets to Joan Baez, Indigo Girls at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion  and overnight at the Inn at South Street in Charlottesville.


Gordon Lightfoot at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theater in Roanoke June 15.

We conducted our ticket giveaway for the Gordon Lightfoot concert "Fifty Years on the Carefree Highway" during Morning Edition on WVTF/RADIO IQ May 30. Congratulations to our six winners:

  • Don Barnett of Roanoke
  • Philip Donovan of Afton
  • Alan Silver of Madison Heights
  • Ben Jones of Roanoke
  • Susan Janofsky of Lynchburg
  • Erica Hoffman of Roanoke

The tickets are valued at $90 a pair. Winners are encouraged to pick up their tickets at will call a day or two prior to the performance to avoid long lines at the box office.

For more information about the Gordon Lightfoot concert click here. Or, call 540-853-5483


Roseanne Cash with John Leventhal, Wayne Henderson and Friends.

Friday, June 14, pre-concert benefit starts at 5:00 PM followed by the concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, VA.

On May 28 during Morning Edition and All Things Considered we gave away 5 pairs of tickets valued $40 a pair to the show. Congratulations go out to our winners:

Steve Cadora of Roanoke; Janice Augustine of Lynchburg; Robert Gore of Patrick Springs; Nancy Dickenson of Castlewood; Pamela Dodson of Roanoke.

For more information about the show click here. Or call 276-236-5309. Concert benefits the Blue Ridge Music Center.


Charlie Poole Festival in Eden, NC June 14-15

Tickets (valued at $30 a pair) were won by the following listeners during WVTF's Back to the Blue Ridge program June 2:

  • Kate Bailey of Charlottesville
  • Ola Adkins of Pittsylvania County
  • Jim Guthrie of Halifax County
  • Dave Tassone of Wytheville
  • Ima Warp of Martinsville

Virginia's Blue Ridge Music Festival, Classics in the Blue Ridge.

May 30-June 9 in Floyd. For more information about the Festival, click here. Or call 540-267-4221.

Ticket giveaway is for a pair of tickets to the June 2 "Dvorak in America" concert and premiere of "Fanfare for Floyd*" by our own Steve Brown (WVTF classics' host and music director); and June 9 concert featuring the music of Beethoven (Symphony No 5 in C minor) and Elgar ("Enigma" Variations. Winners chosen by those calling during Morning and Afternoon Classics on WVTF May 24.  Tickets are valued at $34 a pair and will be picked up by winners at will call.

Winners:  Were selected May 24 from callers listening to WVTF's Morning and Afternoon Classics program. Our winners were: Peter French of New Castle and Holly Tignor of Bristol (VA)

*FANFARE FOR FLOYD is a short, celebratory piece for orchestra, designed to open a program with excitement and anticipation.  It contrasts  short fanfare figures in the brass with a long-line, lyrical melody in the strings, and - according to our music director and composer Steve Brown - "only lasts a couple of minutes, so pay attention!"

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