Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Support Community Radio - 8 days to go

$4k match in effect - Double the impact of your donation to WESU Radio today!!

With the end of WESU’s 75th anniversary year and their annual winter holiday pledge drive in sight, Wesleyan University’s Office of Academic Affairs is currently offering a dollar for dollar match of donations up to a total of $4,000. With your help, WESU can take full advantage of this opportunity and thrust their pledge drive into the end zone! 

General Manager Ben Michael says “The matching gift from Wesleyan’s Office of academic affairs is unprecedented for WESU, and is a huge help as we bring our most challenging fundraising effort, ever, to a successful end.” “Meeting our goal for this year’s winter pledge drive will enable WESU to replace the 17 year old audio mixing console in our air studio, after nearly half a million hours of continuous service.” said Michael, the station’s only full time employee. 

 Community support is essential to covering daily operations at WESU. Donations can be made online at www.wesufm.org/pledge where you can also view examples of limited edition WESU 75th anniversary thank you gifts. Donations can also be sent directly to: WESU Radio 45 Broad St 2nd floor Middletown, CT 06457.

Established in 1939, WESU is the second oldest student owned and operated college radio station in the US and operates as a community service of Wesleyan University. With one full time employee and a staff of over 150 student and community volunteers, WESU broadcasts 6,000 watts at the frequency 88.1FM throughout central CT and southern MA. The station streams live audio and offers audio archives from their website, www.wesufm.org where you also can find historical articles, photos, and audio including interviews with past station staff, going back to 1939.

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