houstonians, shine your silver.
yesterday marked day 1 of the 11th annual Houston Restaurant Weeks – since it’s inception in 2003, local area restaurants have dedicated a week to donating a portion of their profits to the Houston Food Bank (as well as the Montgomery County and Galveston Food Banks this year).
This year, the city-wide charity dining event is from August 1 through September 2, 2013; you can find a list if participating restaurants or search by menu, cuisine, neighborhood, or even meal (ex. breakfast) via the Houston Restaurant Weeks main site.
Here’s how it works:
according to a KUHF news radio excerpt i heard, Brian Greene, CEO of the Houston Food Bank stated, “There’s over 170 restaurants that are participating and most of them are doing a $35 prix fixe [price fixed] three-course menu, some of them have a $45 dollar version and the food bank gets $5 or $7 of that. So you get a great dinner. So this is basically Houston’s best restaurants showing off.”
Houston Restaurant Weeks used to be only a week long when it first started in ’03, and raised $5,000. Last year, it managed to raise $1.2 million for the Houston Food Bank – here’s to record-breaking and full bellies for everyone!
*srcs: kuhf.org, houstonrestaurantweeks.com, houstonfoodbank.org; images property of houstonrestaurantweeks.com.
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Tagged charity, city, dining, donation, feed, food, houston, houston food bank, houston restaurant week, hungry, kuhf, news, npr, public radio, radio, texas
“michigan” by the milk carton kids.
(followed by “Stealing Romance” and “I Still Want A Little More“)
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Tagged all things considered, band, duo, i still want a little more, live, michigan, music, national public radio, npr, radio, single, stealing romance, the milk carton kids, tiny desk concerts
so very belated… apologies, all!
finally went through all the photos i took while manning the COOG Radio booth this summer at Free Press Summer Fest and uploaded them into a set on Flickr – enjoy.
Click the image for the Flickr Album!
*images property of g. cheng & imunlisted.wordpress.com.
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Tagged 2012, college, coog radio, festival, fpsf, Free Press Summer Fest, houston, Houston Press, music, radio, students, summer, texas, university of houston
coog radio made a successful inaugural debut at houston’s free press summerfest 2012!
a big thanks to everyone who came by our booth –see the full set HERE…
COOG Radio booth!
our most popular item: COOG Radio fans!
the FPSF 2012 crowd on Day 1…
we also handed out COOG Radio water bottles & rubber bracelets
*photos property of g.cheng, imunlisted.wordpress.com; unauthorized use strictly prohibited.
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Tagged 2012, college, coog radio, coogradio, festival, fpsf, free press, free press summerfest, houston, music, newspaper, publication, radio, summer, texas, university
i’ve been so busy, i hadn’t had time to properly announce the news…
Coog Radio is finally up and running!
© COOG Radio. The COOG Radio Logo is the original work of its author, Gloria P. Cheng. "COOG" and hand gesture are trademarks of The University of Houston.
check out the first entry i wrote for our website:
After nearly five months of hard work and preparation, the University of Houston’s first student-founded and student-run radio station, COOG Radio, is NOW STREAMING LIVE!
One of the station’s main goals is to promote music, art, culture and social responsibility, both within the UH community and throughout the city. Houston, famous for its diversity, boasts an equally diverse music scene. COOG Radio’s student DJs aim to promote and portray this diversity through their live radio broadcasts. COOG Radio also hopes to make a point of featuring and promoting local musicians and artists, further ensuring the exposure of new visions and sounds to its listening audience.
The COOG Radio staff is not only excited about the chance to broadcast new, quality music, but also inspired by the opportunity the station gives students to be heard. In addition, COOG Radio hopes to not only encourage support of local businesses, artists, musicians, and the assistance of those in need, but also instill a sense of social responsibility and home-town pride in University of Houston students.
we officially launched august 29th, 2011 – we’ve had over 2,000 listeners in the first week, and our Facebook page is 650+ strong! we’re off to a great start, but we’d also love for you to tune in; connect with us at any of the links below!
Mobile Site: m.coogradio.com
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Tagged college, coog, coog radio, cougars, dj, facebook, houston, live, radio, station, streaming, student, twitter, university of houston
i’m excited to announce that i’ve recently accepted an offer to head the PR + Marketing department of the soon-to-be launched Coog Radio.
Coog Radio is the long awaited, student-founded and student-run radio station for the University of Houston. the brainchild of UH students and co-founders conner clifton, markley rogers, and matt womack, the station will initially be launched online this summer. ideas in the works include playing lesser known tunes, supporting local acts, showcasing the artistic talents of UH students, and even having “professor’s picks”. Coog Radio also plans to be in attendance at Free Press Houston‘s Summerfest 2011. finally, i’m very proud to have designed and debuted our new logo today.
conner, markley and i have started conducting interviews this week with the many UH students that have applied to get involved – we’re very excited with the results thus far.
naturally, this is a non-profit organization, and we are all working hard as this project gears up for launch – current UH students, alumni, grad students, and faculty (and of course, fellow Houstonians), please support us by following our Facebook page HERE and/or following our Twitter account (@coogradio) HERE. we’d love to hear your ideas for the future and get your feedback on things we’re already doing.
behold. our new logo.
*This image is the original work of its author, Gloria P. Cheng (created & copyrighted 5/17/11). Unauthorized use and/or reproduction is strictly prohibited and may lead to legal action. “Coog” and hand signal trademarks of The University of Houston.
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Tagged 2011, college, conner clifton, coog radio, facebook, free press houston, houston, logo, marketing, markley rogers, matt womack, music, public relations, radio, students, summerfest, texas, twitter, university of houston