Troy University Public Radio spring fund drive under way

Posted: Tuesday, 08 April 2014

TROY - "Communities Coming Together" is the theme for Troy University Public Radio's Spring Fund Drive, which helps support the programming offered by the network.

The drive, which is currently under way, encourages listeners to lend their support through financial gifts for the network that provides coverage in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

"This fund drive marks a year that we are carrying programs that have become very popular with our audience, such as 'Fresh Air' from WHYY in Philadelphia, the call-in show 'On Point', 'Travels with Rick Steves', 'TED Radio Hour' from National Public Radio and 'On Being' with Krista Tippett," said Kyle D. Gassiott, TROY Public Radio Operations Manager. "At TROY Public Radio, we are honored to provide a voice for people who live in our communities. Each week we speak with individuals from across Southeast Alabama, Northern Florida and Western Georgia, creating a place where their stories can be heard and connecting them to each other and the world."

Gassiott said the network will be profiling communities and projects throughout the fund drive, including Deli Days in Dothan, the Montgomery Chorale's performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, the EAT South Urban Agricultural Farm, the East Alabama Community Band in the Auburn/Opelika area, and the station's business partners within the communities it serves.

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

Listeners can contribute to Troy University Public Radio by calling 1-800-800-6616 or online at www.troypublicradio.org. Contributions may also be sent by mail to Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082. All contributions are tax deductible.