August was a month of highs and lows here at Kansas Public Radio. Our station was recognized with Station of the Year awards from both the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and JazzWeek magazine, and, conversely, we received news of an unprecedented $100,000 budget cut. This is the largest budget cut in the station’s 64-year history and represents about 20 percent of the annual funding KPR receives from the University of Kansas.
Fortunately, we have more than 100,000 weekly listeners, so we are turning to YOU to help us become a more community-supported station. We’re in this together, so please consider making a pledge today. Tax-deductible membership gifts are the key to KPR’s ability to provide the high-quality music, news and entertainment that you expect. Whether it’s our locally produced classical and jazz shows or our award-winning news coverage, you can count on KPR for 8,760 hours of high-quality programming each year.
As KPR addresses budget cuts during this month of fundraising, we’ve set a goal of 1,000 new and upgrading donors. Follow along as we make daily updates to reach our goal, and become a part of the KPR crew by donating now. Or join in during the upcoming on-air membership drive, beginning Tuesday, September 20.
Here’s another great reason to be a KPR member—the KPR MemberCard. When you give $120 or more, you’ll be able to take advantage of hundreds of dining and entertainment opportunities throughout the Kansas City area and across northeast Kansas, giving you “2-for-1 entrees” or other savings at your favorite restaurants and museums. Click HERE for more information.