Oct. 24, 2012 — Morehead State Public Radio’s 2012 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive will be held Oct. 27 through Nov. 2. The goal is to raise $33,000 through listener gifts and business challenges with additional goals of 100 new members and 600 total members.
During this time, listeners are asked to support MSPR’s award-winning regional news, educational and entertainment programming. In addition, member gifts enhance the professional learning environment for MSU students. Gifts at any level are welcome.
MSPR brings listeners in touch with your community and the world, MSPR (WMKY at 90.3 FM) provides more than nine hours of news each weekday. Earlier this year, MSPR was recognized with numerous honors from the 2012 Kentucky Associated Press Awards including Best News Feature and Best Sports Feature.
“Regional news and locally-hosted music programs make MSPR a vital part of the community. Since our first broadcasts in 1965, we’ve offered a variety of diverse, local programming with an emphasis on preserving and promoting the region’s cultural heritage,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager.
“This is a critical time for public radio,” said Hitchcock. “The money we raise locally helps maintain grant funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CPB grants we receive help pay for popular national programs such as Morning Edition, Car Talk, A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life and All Things Considered.”
MSPR serves more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky and parts of Ohio and West Virginia. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from MSU’s campus. In addition, MSPR’s website offers a listing of community events, live audio Web streams, archived audio, podcasts and videos.
Gifts to Morehead State Public Radio are tax deductible and may be made online at www.msuradio.com or by calling 1-800-286-9659 during the fundraiser. MSPR is especially seeking new listeners and first-time supporters during this membership drive.
Additional information is available by calling MSPR at 606-783-2001 or 1-800-286-9659.