KDNK begins fall membership drive
The Roaring Fork Valley’s community radio station, KDNK in Carbondale, has set out to raise $35,000 through its fall membership drive and fund raiser, which begins tomorrow.
“We have lots of fun stuff, with special guests coming in,” said Mary Suma, the station’s executive director.
The fund raiser involves the station’s regular DJs and their guests, and special hosts reminding listeners of the importance of community radio in general and KDNK in particular, and asking for a little of their money.
Supporters can call up during their favorite program and pledge at one of several different levels of membership. Students can join the 1,200 or so KDNK members with a $20 donation. The basic membership can be had for $35, while couples can join for between $60 and $75, depending on how generous they are feeling. The “Deadhead” level of membership can be had for $85. A supporting member is one who donates $120, and the KDNK Addict level of membership costs a dollar a day ? $365.
“The fact is, community radio stations are national treasures,” Suma said, parroting Amy Goodman from Democracy Now, a recent guest on KDNK.
The station relies on membership dues and other listener donations for about a third of its annual budget. Another third comes from underwriting sponsors (local businesses who sponsor particular shows), and the last third of the budget is raised through grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and other sources.
Supporters can make their contributions either by calling 963-0139 or logging on to http://www.kdnk.org and clicking on the JOIN button.
“I think it’s important that we encourage people who listen to the station to become members ? after all, KDNK is listener supported,” Suma said.
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