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Every month, Friends of The Lost Child will receive something special in the mail; a few times a year, Friends will also receive shouts-out, on-air, as we take time to thank our valuable supporters. 

Monthly mailings will include original zines & booklets by host Burgin Mathews (handmade publications of music history, including writing, archival photographs, and/or drawings), as well as occasional prints of Burgin's Lost Child art. The mailings are gifts of thanks for our supporters and will function as the show's liner notes, "special features," visuals, and asides, allowing further excursions into the music you hear on the air. 

For example: the first mailing is a short booklet of drawings, just(!) created by Burgin, of Sumter County, Alabama's historic singers. Another upcoming mailing (currently in the works) is a compilation of historic newspaper images documenting Birmingham's jazz scene in the 1930s and '40s. Most of these gifts will be created new each month, exclusively for Lost Child Friends; other gifts will include artifacts, drawings, & writings from The Lost Child vaults. Subject matter will reflect the wide-ranging diversity of music traditions you hear each week on the show.  

I'm planning just 12 months of gifts, unique to 2021 -- your friendship "subscription" will automatically expire after the one year is up, so please sign up now to enjoy the whole shebang while it lasts, and to support great, community-rooted radio throughout the year.

Finally, please consider sharing the love: if you'd like to give a gift subscription to a Lost Child listener in your life, just be sure to fill in that person's address when you sign up -- and to leave me a note, letting me know it's a gift from you to them. (You'll receive more details about this after signing up.) In the first mail-out, I'll include a recognition of the gift; if it's a Christmas present, I can send a note before Christmas.  

2021 will mark The Lost Child's ninth year on the air. Your support will provide critical fuel in keeping us chugging along to ten, and will help cover the cost of bringing new(/old) music and research to the airwaves each and every week. I know that there are countless demands on all our resources -- especially in this time of Covid -- and I don't take lightly your decision to support this show. If you're able to contribute, please know that your monthly donation will go a long way, and that I'll be working hard to make those monthly mailings something meaningful and unique. 

Thanks.

P. S. If you're new to the show: The Lost Child airs every Saturday morning from 9 to 10, Central, and every Tuesday night from 11 to midnight, on Birmingham Mountain Radio. Listen at 107.3 FM in Birmingham, Alabama, or stream it online at www.bhammountainradio.com. Occasional episodes are also archived at mixcloud.com/lostchildradio. You can find The Lost Child on Instagram and Facebook and find more of Burgin's writing/drawings/etc. at www.burginmathews.com.
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About The Lost Child

The Lost Child radio show spotlights a wide range of downhome roots music traditions: old-time string-bands, gospel, soul, classic country, rockabilly, blues, & more. By becoming a Friend of the program, you support independent, original, fiercely local radio -- and you'll receive a year of monthly gifts in the mail, plus an occasional on-air shout-out.
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