Public Radio Spring Fundraiser Exceeds Half Million Dollar Goal
Louisville Public Media (LPM) is celebrating another successful membership drive, exceeding its pre-set goal to raise $501,206. The Spring campaign raised more than half a million dollars to support Louisville's three public radio stations, 89.3 WFPL News, Classical 90.5, and 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville.
Louisville Public Media offers broad, 24- hour access to news and cultural programming that is free from corporate, commercial and political influence. Strong, consistent community funding has made it possible for WFPL to add reporters and strengthen independent journalism in Metro Louisville, to expand public outreach on WFPK through new programs such as the Winter Wednesday concert series, and to continue WUOL initiatives such as the Instrumental Partners program, which provides musical instruments to local schools.
"We would like to thank every member, volunteer, and business who donated their time and financial support. The continued vibrancy of public radio in this community is a direct result of their generosity," said Donovan Reynolds, president of Louisville Public Media.
LPM added a total of 900 Sustainers during the spring campaign. Sustained donations provide a steady, reliable income stream. Every month, a specified contribution is deducted automatically from a member's bank account or credit card. The membership renews automatically every year. This allows the stations to focus more resources on programming and community service and less time and expense on direct mail efforts and on-air campaigning.