Troy University Public Radio ‘friendraiser’ begins Oct. 12

Posted: Tuesday, 10 October 2007

TROY – Troy University Public Radio’s “Fall Friendraiser” is being conducted Oct. 12 - 19 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“Our financial goal is $45,000, which will be used to cover the cost of purchasing programming such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk and A Prairie Home Companion,” said Fred Azbell, TROY Public Radio’s program director. “This week is dedicated to the listeners who inspire Troy University Public Radio’s celebration of community and the arts in southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.”

Corporate matching grants offer businesses an exciting opportunity to match pledges from listeners and increase support for public radio, Azbell added.

During the week, special on-air guests from communities across the coverage area will share their stories about the importance of public radio in their lives and encourage friends and listeners to join them as supporting contributors. Renowned flutist Sir James Galway and Alabama authors Kathryn Tucker Windham and Melinda Rainey Thompson are among the guests.

Based at Troy University, the Troy University Public Radio network serves listeners in central and east Alabama on WTSU 89.9 FM Troy/Montgomery, southeast Alabama and the north Florida Panhandle on WRWA 88.7 FM Dothan, and southwest Georgia on WTJB 91.7 FM Columbus/Phenix City. Troy University Public Radio is a public service of Troy University.

Listeners can contribute to listener-supported Troy University Public Radio by calling 1-800-800-6616 or may pledge online at All pledges are tax-deductible. Listeners who make a tax-deductible contribution or pledge of support to Troy University Public Radio receive a “pledge premium” as a thank-you gift. Callers may reach the station toll-free at 800-800-6616, online at “Dreamgirls.”, or by mail at Troy University Public Radio, Wallace Hall, Troy University, Troy, Alabama 36082. A unique pledge premium is the popular Day and Week Sponsorships, offering on-air recognition to businesses, groups and individuals on their chosen sponsor day or week.