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Carbondale, Ill. – Reporters, camera crews, and photographers are invited to cover the Classic Vinyl & Media Sale, which will be held this Saturday, September 12 from 8am to 7pm at the University Mall, next to Hot Topic, at 1237 East Main in Carbondale. Sponsors are the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service(SIRIS), WSIU Public Radio, and the University Mall in Carbondale.
Items for sale include record albums, including lps, 45s, and 78s; CDs; cassette tapes; DVDs; books on tape; and stereo equipment, including turntables, tuners,and speakers. Collectible albums will be featured in a special section and priced accordingly. CDs are just $2, and DVDs are priced at $3.00 each. Prices are below $1.00 for other items, and buyers will find excellent deals throughout the event.
Music genres represented include classical, rock, R & B, soul, reggae, folk, country, world music, children's music, comedy, and easy listening.
Interview opportunities include SIRIS Director Vickie Devenport, SIRIS and community volunteers, and shoppers.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit SIRIS, a radio information service for individuals who are blind or whose physical condition prevents them from reading. SIRIS programming is delivered to nearly 1,000 residents across Southern Illinois via a closed-circuit sideband channel of WSIU Public Radio's main signal. Special receivers are provided free of charge to qualified users. Broadcasts feature regional and national newspapers, book reviews, and more, all read by volunteers. SIRIS volunteers are SIUC students, including fraternity and sorority members; WSIU staff and student employees; and community members from the surrounding area.
SIRIS is a service of WSIU Public Radio and Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is also supported by the United Way.
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