TROY Public Radio to launch Fall membership drive Oct. 14, debut new shows

Posted: Tuesday, 11 October 2011

TROY – Troy University Public Radio's annual "Fall Membership Campaign" will be held Oct. 14-21 and will feature the debut of two new programs in the station's weekday line-up, Marketplace Tech Report and Marketplace Index.

The campaign aims to recruit new member-supporters for the network and raise funds to pay for programming.

"Our Fall Membership Campaign is held to acquire new friends of Troy University Public Radio and acknowledge their tax-deductible financial support," said Buddy Johnson, director of Troy University's Broadcast and Digital Network. "As a non-commercial, non-profit entity Troy University Public Radio depends on contributions from our listeners, businesses and organizational friends to help meet the ever rising costs of programming."

Guests from within the local listening area will be on the air in the network's Troy and Montgomery studios during the campaign to voice their support for TROY Public Radio, Johnson said.

The campaign will also mark the debut of two new financial news programs on the network. Marketplace Tech Report will air weekdays at 6:35 a.m. and Marketplace Index will air at 4:45 p.m.

Troy University Public Radio offers world, national and regional news, arts and cultural programming on 89.9 FM Montgomery/Troy, 88.7 FM Dothan and 91.7 FM Columbus/Phenix City. Hybrid Digital service, available free to listeners with HD radios, also includes HD Channel 2 Classical 24 and HD Channel 3 BBC World News along with the network's regular programming on HD Channel 1. All of the Troy University Public Radio stations and HD channels offer listeners a commercial-free radio experience.

The contributions from listeners, businesses and organizations are used by TROY Public Radio to purchase Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Performance Today, Car Talk, A Prairie Home Companion, Marketplace Money and other programming. Challengers invite listeners to join the membership campaign by matching their pledge amount dollar-for-dollar. Day- and week-sponsors choose their appreciation day or week on the radio, in recognition for their support of public radio.

Listeners can contribute to Troy University Public Radio by calling 1-800-800-6616 or visit the website at www.troy.edu and use "Quick Links" to select "Public Radio." All contributions are tax deductible. Contributions may also be sent by mail at Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082.