Troy University Public Radio ‘friendraiser’ begins Oct. 2-9

Posted: Tuesday, 22 September 2009

TROY—Troy University Public Radio’s “Fall Friendraiser” is being conducted Oct. 2-9 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“The Fall Friendraiser event is held to gain new friends of public radio and acknowledge their tax-deductible financial support,” said Buddy Johnson, director of the University’s Radio and Television Department. “As a commercial-free, nonprofit radio network, Troy University Public Radio depends on contributions from listeners, businesses and organizational friends to meet the cost of purchasing the radio programs carried on its twenty-four-hour schedule. Guests from communities across the coverage area will be on the air in the Troy and Montgomery studios, to recruit new members and build financial support.”

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.

This year, a “Symphony Salute” during Friendraiser Week will bring the music of several outstanding symphony orchestras to the airwaves – the Columbus Symphony, the Mobile Symphony and the Tallahassee Symphony. Symphony CDs will be available as pledge premiums for listeners, along with CDs from Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz, international pianists Seymour Lipkin and Ivan Ilic and flutist Linda Chatterton.

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