Huntsville Public Radio

Posted Friday, October 2, 2015 by WLRH News

Dear Listener,

Thanks for all the time you spend with us. We are truly grateful to all the wonderful people who listen to WLRH 89.3-Huntsville Public Radio. By now, you likely know how public radio works. The news, music and community service you rely on do not exist without your help. For just $5 or more a month as a sustainer, or a one-time donation of any amount, you will make a difference as a supporting member. Currently, only 1 in 10 WLRH listeners ever make a financial contribution ... that's just barely enough to keep us going. Anything we receive beyond that makes it possible to do amazing things, like bring Science Friday to Huntsville for a national broadcast heard by more than 4 million people. If you aren't in a position to make a financial donation, that's OK. You can make an important contribution if you follow the WLRH Facebook page and follow the WLRH Twitter page. Also, please share a 'Thank You' with any of the businesses or non-profit agencies you hear on our airwaves.

Don't wait, contribute today and support Fall Fund Drive! We're trying to raise $110,000 by the end of October. On Tuesday, October 13th, stop by the  station on the UAH campus and celebrate our 39th birthday. Our amazing volunteer phone teams take your donations and comments at 1-888-330-8989 during Pledge Week Wednesday through Friday from 6am - 7pm, and Saturday from 7am to noon. , October 14th at 6am until Saturday, October 17th at noon. Every pledge we receive by mail, by phone, online or in person counts toward our monthly goal. 

During Fall Fund Drive, we promise not to trample our regular programming. As long as we stay on track to meet our goal, we promise you will hear all the news, music and entertainment programs you love without interruption. We promise to stay within the regular breaks as we remind you how important it is for you to get involved. We also promise to share lots of community voices, give you chances to win great prizes and offer you new opportunities to get involved. We promise to work hard to make this the best month of radio you've ever heard on WLRH. In exchange, we ask you to make a pledge of support now. Whether it's $5 or more per month, or a donation of any amount, please show you value the service WLRH provides by doing your part. We promise to use your good will to build a better connected community and higher quality of life for everyone. We promise to do these things, and we trust in your support to make it possible. 

Thank you.

the staff and volunteers of WLRH-Huntsville Public Radio



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