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MSPR fundraiser, membership drive April 9-13

Morehead State Public Radio’s 2018 Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive will be held during the week of April 9 through 13.

“We hope to build on the success of our fall fundraiser by returning to a telethon-style event,” 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. The station continues to be a voice for the community with programming that is locally hosted and produced.

“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.

A recent addition to WMKY’s programming is Latino USA, a weekly, one-hour program providing a platform for Latino voices and perspectives in the radio news landscape. Distributed by NPR, Latino USA airs Saturday mornings at 7 a.m.

“We have a long history of serving this community, but we need support from our listeners to maintain our operations,” said Hitchcock. “Financial gifts to MSPR will help cover daily operating expenses, such as student work-studies and programming fees.”

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.”

WMKY has set a goal of $12,000 and 200 members (contributors) during the week-long fundraiser.

Financial gifts to Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY) are tax deductible and may be made online at Listeners also may make a pledge from April 9-13 by calling 606-783-2001 during the fundraiser.

Businesses or individuals wishing to offer a Challenge Pledge should contact Hitchcock at 606-783-2334 or email at