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Destination DIY is a radio show & podcast showcasing all kinds of creativity. Please help us make a new season of shows for your ears!
Destination DIY is a radio show & podcast showcasing all kinds of creativity. Please help us make a new season of shows for your ears!
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Here at Destination DIY, we have some great ideas for our next season of shows. We want to take on themes such as DIY Disasters, Old School DIY and fresh new stories on this year's most popular theme: I Made That! 

If you've listened to the show and enjoyed it, and especially if you've ever been inspired to try something  — anything! — because of what you heard on Destination DIY, please consider lending your support to the next season of the show.

Destination DIY is a completely independent show. Our primary source of funding is listener contributions. Licensing fees from Oregon Public Broadcasting make up less than 3% of our overall budget.

Thank you SO much to for your interest and your support!

A litte more about Destination DIY: 

Destination DIY is a radio show and podcast that has grown up in Portland, Oregon, where it began in 2006 as a half-hour monthly show on KBOO Community Radio. In 2010, Destination DIY began airing hour-long, documentary style shows on Oregon Public Broadcasting. For these intricate, carefully crafted shows, we hired a professional engineer, paid contributors around the country to produce original work and commissioned music from local Portland composers. Most of the funding for all this came from our awesome listeners. We want to continue to create quality audio programs in 2011 and we need your help to keep the momentum flowing! To listen to the 2010 episodes, please vist our web site. You'll hear about all kinds of innovative ideas in episodes with themes like DIY RItuals, DIY Economy, Representing Yourself and more!

About the boring Business Expenses:

In addition to our business license and P. O. Box, our business expenses include promotional materials (including postage), a small amount of advertising, tabling fees at events like the Portland Zine Symposium, membership fees to organizations like the The Public Radio Exchange, web hosting, mailing list maintenance, any web upgrades we can't do ourselves and the occasional business class/workshop we think will help us in our quest for sustainability. If there's anything left over, Julie and her assistant producer will also be modestly compensated for their time and effort. Feel free to email any questions you have about our budget to julie@destinationdiy.org  

Credit for our awesome animated video goes to Stefan Nadelman. Thanks, Stefan!

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    Buttons, stickers and Jason Leonard’s musical interludes composed specifically for Destination DIY on cassette tape with a lovingly handmade case (also crafted by Mr. Leonard)

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    **NEW** Everything from the $50 level PLUS a spot in an upcoming "Get Up and Sew" sewing course from PDX Seamsters (four 3-hour classes designed to teach you core sewing and fabric skills.) http://pdxseamsters.com/

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    Everything from the $100 level PLUS a spot in an upcoming Portland Meat Collective class (you choose). The Portland Meat Collective was featured on the "I Made That" episode of the last season of Destination DIY. They can teach you how to make sausage, butcher a pig and more.

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    Everything from the $100 level PLUS Julie will make something tasty just for you: cookies, jam, ketchup, fresh pesto, banana bread or pie (pies are available to Portland residents only)

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    **NEW** Everything from the $100 level PLUS singer/songwriter Laura Gibson will put you and a friend on the guest list for her June 17 show at The Aladdin and dedicate a song to you from the stage!

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    Everything from the $100 level PLUS a cedar rain barrel handmade in Portland, Oregon with a durable rivet-mounted brass hose bibb, downspout adapter, installation kit, and a removable cedar lid. (This gift was generously donated by Portland Purple Water.)

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    Everything from the $200 level AND an afternoon of instruction in either radio, gardening or canning. (Available to Portland residents only. Unless, of course, you want to fly Julie someplace to teach you any of these things.)

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    Everything from the $200 level PLUS Ritchie Young of Loch Lomond will perform a private, acoustic solo show for you and up to 9 of your friends.

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