CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 28, 2002
UI public radio stations KSUI/WSUI raise $213,000 in fund drive
The University of Iowa's public radio stations, WSUI-AM and KSUI-FM, raised
$213,000 during their fall on-air fund drive Oct.19-25.
WSUI/KSUI listeners made 1,774 contributions and pledges during the drive,
exceeding the $210,000 goal, said John Monick, director of Broadcasting Services
at the UI.
"It's very comforting that people care about public radio and are willing
to support us during tough economic times," he said. Monick also thanked
a fund-raising team of WSUI/KSUI staff and volunteers for the their efforts.
Several area businesses and individuals also made challenge pledges, encouraging
listeners to match their donation during a specified time during the drive.
Special broadcasts of "Car Talk," "Fresh Air," "A
Prairie Home Companion," "St. Paul Sunday" and other popular
public radio programs were aired throughout the week in support of the drive.
The fund drive, which was held to raise money for the UI's public radio stations
that continue to feel the impact of state budget cuts and rising costs of
Contributions from listeners provide support for national programs like "Morning
Edition," "A Prairie Home Companion" and "Fresh Air,"
as well as locally-produced classical music and news programs such as "Iowa
Pledges can still be submitted on-line at http://ksui.uiowa.edu
or http://wsui.uiowa.edu; checks can also be sent to the Friends of WSUI/KSUI,
P.O. Box 4550, Iowa City, IA, 52244.
For more information, contact UI Broadcast Services at (319) 335-5750.