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Morehead State Public Radio Spring Fundraiser is March 27-31 

Morehead State Public Radio’s (MSPR's) 2023 Spring Fundraiser and Membership Drive is scheduled for March 27-31. New listeners of MSPR are invited to become members and current members are asked to renew their spring or yearly membership during the drive. 

"The number of members who support MSPR help to maintain our grant funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)," said Paul Hitchcock, MSPR general manager. "Our ability to raise funds and increase our membership are important to meet criteria in receiving grants to purchase national programming such as All Things Considered, Morning Edition, The World, and World Café." 

The CPB provides Community Service Grants to non-commercial radio and television stations with significant public service programming to their communities. The grants help stations expand their work in education, news, public affairs, or other programming. Qualified stations must meet the criteria for grant funding, including local fundraising and membership. 

"An important part of our mission is to provide hands-on student learning opportunities, award-winning local news, and to preserve this region's cultural heritage with programming that is educational, informative and entertaining,” said Hitchcock. 

An emphasis on local and regional news continues to be an important function of MSPR. Equally important is MSPR’s commitment to providing hands-on training and learning opportunities to Morehead State University work-study students year-round. 

Financial gifts to MSPR will support student work studies, programming and operations. An option is also available on the online form to designate gifts to MSPR’s Enhancement Fund, providing scholarships to qualified students studying at Morehead State University. 

“MSPR’s Enhancement Fund was established by a longtime supporter of WMKY. Listeners can choose to contribute to the MSPR Fund for student work studies and local programming, or to the MSPR Enhancement Fund for student scholarships,” noted Hitchcock. 

Supporters of MSPR who make a gift of $60 or more can choose to receive a microphone-design, short sleeve T-shirt. 

MSPR-WMKY serves more than 20 counties throughout eastern Kentucky from the campus of Morehead State University. Listeners can enjoy WMKY at 90.3FM, online, by phone app, or smart speaker (“Play WMKY”). 

To make an online gift, visit

For more information about MSPR, email Hitchcock at or call 606-783-2334