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KPR to hold Seasonal Giving pledge morning

Tue, 11/19/2013

LAWRENCE – In the spirit of holiday giving, Kansas Public Radio hopes its listeners will consider a year-end gift of great radio.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, KPR will ask listeners to consider a year-end, tax-deductible pledge that helps fund the programming they enjoy year-round. The on-air appeals will be during NPR’s Morning Edition on KPR from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on KPR2.

Listeners can call 888-577-5268 (888-KPR-KANU) or can donate online anytime.

Calls during the first 90 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar from a pool of donor funds, doubling the value of the caller’s pledge.

“We have very generous listeners,” KPR Development Director Sheri Hamilton said. “During the season of giving, we’d really like to see many new members pledge to KPR. A lot of people are thinking of year-end giving and tax deductions at this time. This will also help us erase the small shortfall we had in our fall membership drive.”

KPR, a 15-time Kansas Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online. KPR also operates KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.



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