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SIRIS Classic Vinyl Sale is This Saturday

Media Advisory For Saturday, September 11

Contact:  Vickie Devenport, SIRIS Director, (618) 453-6148,

Carbondale, Ill. -- Reporters, photographers, and camera crews are invited to cover the 3rd Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale this Saturday, September 11 from 10am to 9pm in the storefront next to Hot Topic in the University Mall, located at 1237 East Main in Carbondale.

Shoppers are encouraged to arrive early on Saturday for the best selection of items. All unsold items will be available for purchase at half-price on Sunday, September 12 from noon to 6pm.

Sponsors include the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), WSIU Public Radio, the University Mall, Wright Do-It Center, and the SIU Credit Union.

From world music to classical, rock to R & B, country to soul, reggae to folk, and children's music to comedy, shoppers can expect to find record albums from a broad range of genres. Collectible albums will be featured in a special section and will be priced accordingly; other albums are priced at $1.00 each. Additional items for sale include CDs; DVDs; VHS tapes; cassettes; 8-tracks, 78s, and 45s; audio books; stereo equipment, including turntables, tuners, and speakers; VCRs; and more. CDs are just $2.00, 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.

Interview opportunities include SIRIS Director Vickie Devenport; SIRIS, SIU Carbondale, and community volunteers; and shoppers.

All proceeds from the sale benefit SIRIS, a radio information service for individuals who are blind, visually-impaired, or otherwise unable to read for themselves. SIRIS programming is delivered to over 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 University students, including fraternity and sorority members; WSIU staff and student employees; and community members.

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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