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MSPR fundraiser, membership drive Oct. 16-20

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2017 Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive is scheduled from Oct. 16-20.

“This is our first live, on-air fundraiser in several years, returning to a telethon-style method of raising funds,” said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. “We’ll be asking listeners to step-forward with a financial gift to support our local programming and operations.”

Since 1965, WMKY has served Eastern Kentucky with regional news and cultural programming from the campus of Morehead State University.

“An important part of our mission is to preserve and promote this region’s cultural heritage with programming that is informative and entertaining,” added Hitchcock.

In April, MSPR earned 11 awards from the 2017 Kentucky Associated Press, recognizing quality in news reporting, editing and production. Weeknight adult alternative music programming also has been added including World Café and Audio Visions, hosted locally by MSU students Arlo Barnette and Jacob Lindberg.

MSPR will host an Open House on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. WMKY alumni visiting MSU for Homecoming Weekend are invited to the studios at 132 Breckinridge Hall.

“We have a long history of serving this community, but we need support from our listeners to maintain our operations,” said Hitchcock. “Morehead State University has faced significant budget struggles in recent years and financial gifts to MSPR will help offset some of the cuts to our University budget.”

MSPR serves more than 20 counties throughout Eastern Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. MSPR broadcasts 24 hours a day on WMKY at 90.3FM. In addition, MSPR’s website provides regional news, live web streams, archived audio and community events.

“This is a critical time for public radio,” added Hitchcock. “The money we raise helps maintain our grant funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Financial gifts of any size are most appreciated.”

Financial gifts to Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) are tax deductible and may be made online at Listeners also may make a pledge from Oct. 16-20 by calling 606-783-2001.

Pictured above: McKenzie Thompson of South Portsmouth is one of the student workers at MSPR.