MISSOULA – This fall, Montana Public Radio’s pledge drive raised $276,000 for local news, entertainment and music programming. The pledge drive, which ran Oct. 9-15, had a goal of $250,000.
“We are incredibly grateful for all the support during our fall pledge drive,” said MTPR Director of Membership Anne Hosler. “These funds will go directly to producing the radio service our listeners love and rely on – an important source for trusted news, hand-picked music and children’s programming.”
Listener contributions make up a vital 75% of MTPR’s budget annually.
“We know our listeners are passionate about our Montana-made news and programs, but it takes financial support to make those programs a reality,” MTPR General Manager Ray Ekness said. “Thank you so much for your support.”
Listeners can continue to add to the total by donating online at http://mtpr.org or by mailing in pledges to MTPR at 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, Montana, 59812. The pledge drive and MTPR are made possible by the involvement of thousands of people making their voices heard for public broadcasting in Montana.
MTPR is a service of the University of Montana. Its FM broadcast stations include 89.1 Missoula (KUFM); 91.5 Missoula, city (K218AI); 91.9 Hamilton (KUFN); 89.5 Polson (KPJH); 90.1 Kalispell, Whitefish, North Valley (KUKL); 90.5 Libby (KUFL); 91.7 Kalispell, city (K219BN); 101.3 Swan Lake (K267BJ); 91.3 Butte (KAPC); 91.7 Helena (KUHM); 91.7 Dillon (K219DN); and 89.9 Great Falls (KGPR).