Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WMUA 91.1 needs your help!

61st Annual Fund Drive

Once a year, WMUA invites listeners to contribute to their favorite show during our broadcast of public affairs, UMass Sports and a variety of great music. The drive begins with the traditional 14-hour Polkathon blowout on Saturday, Oct 24th (beginning at 6:00am). This year’s goal is to raise $35,000 during the week.

WMUA, licensed to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is a student and community radio station, in continuous operation on campus for 61 years! WMUA employs 15 student department directors and relies on approximately 75 volunteers to produce programming and support the administrative effort. We broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to an audience within 25 miles of Amherst, as well as over the Internet via our live stream and podcasts. WMUA is one of the largest student organizations on campus, with an annual budget in excess of $100,000. Around $50,000 generated through individual donations, business underwriting and other fundraising.

All (tax-deductible) pledges of support will be thanked with t-shirts, concert tickets, CD’s and other gifts.

The special Fund Drive phone number is 413-577-3000.

Contact: Yoni Glaser,, 413-545-2876

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