University of Iowa News Release
May 8, 2003
WSUI/KSUI Raises $184,000 During Spring Fund Drive
Public radio stations WSUI-AM 910 and KSUI-FM 91.7, listener-supported services of the University of Iowa, raised $184,000 through the generous contributions of its listeners.
"The drive is an opportunity to connect with our listeners," said John Monick, director. "It's a time to celebrate what we do here, and how important our listeners are to our team. They make our radio stations thrive."
The spring fund drive culminated in a weeklong on-air campaign April 26 through May 2 where listeners call in and pledge their annual support of the stations. Over 100 volunteers worked throughout the week to answer phones. WSUI/KSUI relies on the semi-annual drives to support almost a third of their annual operating budget.
"We depend on the support of our listeners. Our focus this drive was to reach out to new potential contributors while celebrating the impact of our current donors. They really do make a difference, and showed us again, that they believe in public radio," said Monick.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.