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3:22 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Goal! WKU Public Radio Ends Fall Fundraiser Early After Hitting $50,000 Mark Saturday!

Credit WKU Public Radio

Thanks to the tremendous support of our listeners, WKU Public Radio was able to wrap up our annual fall fundraising campaign early Saturday afternoon!

We raised a little over $50,000 in pledges this week that came in over the phone, online, and in the mail!

We promised you we would stop the fundraiser as soon as we hit our goal, and we kept our word at 2:45 p.m.

We can't thank our members enough for their generous support. We mean it when we say we couldn't bring you public radio without the amazing financial contributions we witnessed this week.

From everybody here at WKU Public Radio: THANKS!

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Station Events
11:57 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Thanks to All Who Helped Us Hit our Wednesday Morning Challenge!

Thanks to listener support Wednesday morning, we were able to meet the challenge grant given to us by Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green!

We want to thank everybody who pledged their support to WKU Public Radio Wednesday morning over the phone and online! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise about $3,800 and meet the challenge goal given to us by Dr. Charles and Susan Webb of Bowling Green!

Check out the nearby picture that shows the board where we keep track of our daily pledge numbers. As you can see, the morning started off slow, but WKU Public Radio listeners really responded in the final hour of Morning Edition!

The money committed to us Wednesday morning is a big piece of the overall weekly goal of $50,000 that we need to raise by Saturday evening.

Remember: the sooner we get to that goal, the sooner we end this fall fundraiser!

You can call us anytime with your new or renewing membership at 1-800-599-5958, and you can pledge online here.

Thanks so much for your support!

Station Events
12:01 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Supporting WKU Public Radio Has Never Been Easier

Click here to support WKU Public Radio!

You know those awesome programs you hear each day on WKU Public Radio?

All of them are on the air because of financial support by individuals like you!

During our 2013 fall fundraiser, you can call in your pledge at 1-800-599-9598.

You can also give online, by clicking on the picture to the right!

However you choose to give, we thank you so much for your support!

Station Events
7:51 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio, Enter to Win One Night's Stay at Holiday Inn-University Plaza

Joe Corcoran and Barb Deeb are working to bring in the money needed to support the programs on WKU Public Radio!

It's day three of WKU Public Radio's fall membership campaign, and we're asking you to call us with your financial support!

This is a very important week when we raise a lot of the money necessary to pay for the news, interview, music, and entertainment programs we all enjoy when we listen to WKU Public Radio.

We need to raise $50,000 by Saturday evening to stay on place. As soon as we get to that number, we'll stop the fundraiser! That's why every single call of support really matters!

In addition to supporting your local public radio service, everybody who calls us Tuesday is entered to win a free night's stay at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza in Bowling Green. The package includes breakfast for two, and a $50 gift card that could be used for lunch or dinner at three nearby restaurants.

While you don't have to pledge to enter this drawing, we hope you'll become a new or renewing member when you call us at 1-800-599-9598! You can also pledge online.

Thanks!

Station Events
6:52 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Support WKU Public Radio During our Fall Membership Campaign

Credit WKU Public Radio

Sunday is the first day of our 2013 fall membership drive! This is the time of year when we ask you to become a new or renewing supporter of WKU Public Radio.

We're looking to raise $50,000 by Saturday evening, and your role is critical!

How does it work? All it takes is a few minutes on the phone and pledge of your financial support. It's how public radio works. You depend on us to bring you outstanding programs like Weekend Edition, Fresh Air, Barren River Breakdown, and All Things Considered when you tune into WKU Public Radio.

Likewise, we depend on you to help us pay for those programs! When everybody who benefits from listening to WKU Public Radio contributes a bit of their resources, it makes this service possible for you, your family, and your community.

You can sign up as a new or renewing members right now by calling 1-800-599-9598, or by pledging online.

We have a great set of thank-you gifts, including a brand-new WKU Public Radio sweatshirt (sizes S-2XL), the WKU Public Radio baseball cap, and the NPR "Eyemax" coffee mug.

Thanks for your membership support of WKU Public Radio!

Station Events
2:53 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Volunteer to Help During WKU Public Radio's Fall Fundraiser

We'd love to see you during our 2013 fall fundraiser!
Credit WKU Public Radio

WKU Public Radio's fall fundraiser is set to run Oct. 20-26, and we're looking for volunteers to help us out!

Volunteers help answer phones and assist in other ways behind the scenes to make our fundraisers a success. It's another way in which we depend on the support of our loyal listeners to make sure we have the resources necessary to pay for all of the wonderful programs on WKU Public Radio.

If you're interested in volunteering for a shift, send Jean Secrest an email here. Jean will get back with you ASAP with information on which shifts are still unfilled.

Thanks for your support!

Station Events
2:51 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Peter Bryant Leaving WKU Public Radio for Job at Wisconsin Public Radio

Peter Bryant

This is a very bittersweet week for us here at WKU Public Radio. We're saying good-bye to someone who has been, in many ways, the heart and soul of our operation.

Station Manager Peter Bryant is leaving us to become the program director at Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison. His final day here is Friday.

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Station Events
2:20 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Emil Moffatt to Host All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio

Emil Moffatt

WKU Public Radio would like to introduce you to our newest news reporter, Emil Moffatt!

Emil joined us this week, and is quickly learning the ropes. He came to Bowling Green after working as a news anchor and feature reporter at WBAP radio in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX.

Emil will become the full-time local voice during All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio, anchoring our local newscasts and breaks, and producing feature stories that will air during ATC and Morning Edition. He will also contribute to our online and social media efforts.

In addition to his work on the air and online, Emil instantly becomes the go-to expert for baseball knowledge at WKU Public Radio. Before taking the job at WBAP, Emil was the play-by-play broadcaster for the minor-league Ft. Worth Cats baseball team.

Listen out for Emil's voice in the coming days and weeks, and help us welcome him to Kentucky!

Station Events
3:25 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Thanks For Making This Our Best-Ever Fiscal Year

Pledge $75 or more and enjoy the new WKU Public Radio t-shirt as our thank-you gift.

Membership support makes the programs possible on WKU Public Radio.  The news, interviews, and entertainment shows you enjoy are all here thanks to listeners who become members. 

Thanks to our members, underwriters, and great volunteers for helping us reach our fundraising goals, and for making this our best-ever fiscal year!

It's never to late to  join with us. You can learn more about how membership works, and check out our thank-you gifts here.

Support WKU Public Radio today by calling 800-599-9598, or by pledging online by clicking the Donate Now button at the top of the page. 

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Station Events
2:30 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

New Programs Join The WKU Public Radio Lineup This Month

Some great new shows have joined the WKU Public Radio schedule this month.

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