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November 09, 2012

MISSOULA ―

Montana Public Radio’s Go Public campaign is happening now through the end of the year. The station will host an on-air fundraising drive beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, and continuing until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

“This campaign is aimed at attracting new members and encouraging special year-end donations,” said Linda Talbott, Montana Public Radio fundraising director. “Listeners can also give MTPR gift memberships as a way to share something they love with the people on their holiday list. There are a variety of ways people can get involved and support MTPR.”

Another unique aspect of this campaign is the Food Bank Network Challenge. Instead of donors receiving a thank-you gift, all pledges received by Nov. 16 automatically will generate a 5 percent cash match to benefit food banks and feeding programs in Montana.

“We are happy to partner again with the Missoula Federal Credit Union, which is offering matching funds, and with the Montana Food Bank Network, which acquire and distribute the food through their partner agencies,” Talbott said. “This way our donors are able to support Montana Public Radio while also keeping the shelves in their local food banks full this holiday season.”

People can make donations anytime by calling 800-325-1565 or going online to http://www.mtpr.org. For more information call Talbott at 406-243-4215 or email linda.talbott@umontana.edu.

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Contact: William Marcus, director, UM Broadcast Media Center, 406-243-4931, william.marcus@umontana.edu; Linda Talbott, Montana Public Radio development director, 406-243-4931, linda.talbott@umontana.edu.