TROY Public Radio has Spring Friendraiser activities

Posted: Tuesday, 23 March 2009

TROY – Troy University Public Radio will host a series of “Ambassadors of the Airwaves” March 25 – April 3 as community guests take to their airwaves during the Spring Friendraiser.

This year’s fund drive aims to raise some $50,000 to provide favorite radio programs like “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Performance Today,” “Car Talk,” “On Point,” “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Dick Estell’s Radio Reader,” “From the Top,” “Thistle and Shamrock” and “Marketplace Money.”

In addition to pledges from individuals, corporate challengers add their own special incentive to the event by matching dollar-for-dollar pledged by individuals. Many supporters become day and week sponsors and are acknowledged on the radio during their chosen day or week.

“This is a time when we salute our members and listeners in central and southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle,” said Buddy Johnson, director of radio and television for the University.

TROY Public Radio, which operates FM stations at 89.9 Troy/Montgomery, 88.7 Dothan and 91.7 Phenix City/Columbus, GA, also set a standard for digital broadcasting with the institution of HD hybrid digital radio technology, offering listeners three clear-signal HD channels with round-the-clock British Broadcasting Company’s World News Service, classical music and its regular station programming.

Listeners may send tax-deductible contributions to Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082, call toll-free at 800-800-6616 or pledge online at www.troy.edu and clicking on Public Radio under Quick Links.