KERA: News Release

THIS IS NOT ACTUAL KERA MATERIAL.

This is an assignment I completed in the Spring of 2011 for a Journalism class.

KERA Radio Annual Fund Raiser to raise $50,000 in five days

April 30, 2011 in KERA radio

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April 30, 2011

 

KERA Annual Fund Raiser to raise $50,000 in five days

First week of May, KERA Radio tries to raise $50,000

KERA Radio will host one of its biggest fund raisers next week.

The local publically funded radio station will try to raise $50,000 from its listeners in a short five days.

The money donated will go to fund:

  • A new emergency generator to keep it from be bumped from the airwaves during power outages
  • New and updated computer systems
  • To fund many of its program due to the sharp increase in costs last year

Advisory Board Chairman Leland Hunt III is hoping that KERA’s loyal listener base will rise to the occasion and bring in more than the needed money.

“Our listeners have been so supportive in the past,” said Hunt, “and I have no doubt that they will donate more than the needed funds.

“This year’s fund raiser is so important due to the almost 30 percent increases in costs. I don’t want our listeners to lose some of their favorite segments just because of the lack of money.”

Hunt said that If KERA is unable to raise the needed money it will be cutting at least one show from its afternoon line up.

KERA is offering a free advanced copy of the new Wayne Dryer novel “Say No Without Feeling Guilty,” which they say will be featured in many upcoming shows.

 

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. KXT 91.7 FM, KERA’s new music station, KXT 91.7, is streamed online at www.kxt.org.

CONTACT:

Christopher Wagley

Director, Marketing & Communications

KERA, KXT and Art&Seek

cwagley@kera.org

214-740-9377

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