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802 Promotes Live Music on Labor Radio

Volume CV, No. 7/8July, 2005

Local 802 has joined forces with Air America and Worker Independent News (WIN) to launch radio spots to promote live music and advocate for the rights of musicians in New York.

WIN is an independent radio service that was created to fill a large gap in news reporting by assuring that economic and social issues affecting middle-class Americans and, in particular, union workers, are thoroughly and objectively aired on the radio.

WIN recently created a unique partnership with Air America, a progressive radio station recently launched at WLIB (1190 AM).

The WIN/Air America alliance will create an avenue of consistent exposure for labor organizations, create a voice for labor in New York, and have the ability to react immediately to the needs of labor organizations.

Workers Independent News can be heard throughout the day on 1190 AM. For exact scheduling information, contact Heather Beaudoin at (212) 245-4802, ext. 176.


The following radio commercial was produced by Local 802 for Air America and 1010 WINS:

Announcer: Imagine a performance at the NYC Ballet without live music. Can’t do it? You don’t have to. The company’s spring season at Lincoln Center is underway through June 30 – with orchestra. Members of the NYC Ballet Orchestra are thrilling audiences now in over 40 ballets – from “West Side Story” to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The orchestra’s musicians are one of the keys to making each performance unforgettable. Two of those musicians are percussionist Robert Bush and harpist Sara Cutler.

Robert Bush: I love the wide variety of repertoire that we perform. Bach to Bernstein, Gluck to Gershwin. The enthusiasm of the audience and knowing that our playing inspires the dancers makes this the greatest job in the world

Sara Cutler: The combination of live music and live dance ensures a great performance that shouldn’t be missed. So when you come to the NYC Ballet, stop by the pit and say hello. We’d love to see you.

Announcer: NYC is the live music capital of the world. For more information on the promotion of live music, please visit