Troy University Public Radio spring membership drive under way

Posted: Friday, 08 April 2011

TROY—Troy University Public Radio’s “Spring Membership Drive” is being conducted through April 16 to help support the programming offered by the network.

“Our Spring Membership Drive 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,” he said. “Due to their generosity we can continue to air popular programs. Guests from within our listening area will be on the air in our Troy and Montgomery studios in support of Troy University Public Radio.”

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.

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, Markplace 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 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.