It's finally complete. Our big Spring on-air fund drive came to a close at 7pm on Friday, April 11.
Perhaps complete isn't the correct word; we truly do need to raise a full $258,000 before our fiscal year comes to a close. Thanks to the 1,400 dedicated listeners who donated during our fundraiser, we raised a remarkable $183,915. That leaves $74,085 yet to earn before the fund drive is truly complete.
And the winner of the final WCBE iPad Giveaway sponored by Rife's Auto Body is...WCBE member Robert Marx! Congratulations! His name was randomly selected from all of the registrations for the giveaway. From Robert:
I'm very excited to be able to donate to WCBE. It's my source for good, unbiased reporting and news, and it's my source for new music and genres. That's how I get new music - by searching for new works by the artists I hear.
And the winner of our final Nelsonville Festival Giveaway is...Calvin Tribby! His name was selected at random from everyone who registered for the giveaway. From Calvin:
I think its important to support local broadcast radio. I'm very excited about Nelsonville!
Make a donation today by phone at (614) 365-5711 between 9am-3pm and you'll automatically be entered into our Festival Ticket Giveaway, which includes a pair of tickets to the Nelsonville Music Festival!
Today (April 8th) during All Things Considered, an anonymous family foundation will MATCH your donation! The foundation will give WCBE 1 dollar for every dollar you pledge IF we're able to reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 before 7pm. Call (614) 365-5711!
The winner of the iPad air is...WCBE member Laura Wies! Congratulations, Laura! Her name was selected at random for the giveaway. Here's what Laura said when she found out she won:
I'm proud to giveto WCBE because I know I'm giving an amazing gift to the community that we can all enjoy every hour of every day! It is so wonderful to have community businesses like Rife's Auto Body supporting the work that WCBE does.
Make a donation today (April 7th) between 9am - 8pm and you’ll automatically be entered into our iPad Air Giveaway, sponsored by Rife's Auto Body!
Today (April 3rd) during Morning Edition, an anonymous family foundation will MATCH your donation! The foundation will give WCBE 50 cents for every dollar you pledge IF we're able to reach our fundraising goal of $2,500 before 9am.
The winner of this giveaway is Matthew Warner! Congratulations! His name was selected at random for the giveaway. From Matthew:
I usually listen to NPR in my car just because it always has news I'm interested in, and music to discover. I really like world music, and jazz - I listen to NPR quite a bit. I'm really excited to win these tickets!
Today (April 3rd) during Morning Edition, an anonymous family foundation will MATCH your donation! The foundation will give WCBE 1 dollar for every dollar you pledge IF we're able to reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 before 9am.
That means $50 turns into $100; $100 turns into $200. We have a limited number of matching offers throughout the drive, so if you're considering a donation to WCBE don't wait! Your donation this morning will help us earn an extra $5,000 - that's an additional dollar for each dollar given to WCBE over the next two hours!