Friday, January 31, 2014

WAMC’S MILLION DOLLAR WINTER FUND DRIVE BEGINS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD



(ALBANY, JANUARY 30, 2014)WAMC Northeast Public Radio will begin its first fund drive of the year on Monday, February 3rd with a record breaking amount in the “locked box” of over $400,000. 

“Everyone at WAMC is feeling the love of our community,” says  WAMC’S President and CEO Alan Chartock.  “If we all work hard at this, we can set an all time record for a million dollar fund drive.  We hope everyone will join us because they know what the station means to them.”

The money raised will support the station’s award-winning programming and the day-to-day operations of the station.
The fund drive will begin on Monday, February 3rd and run from 6 a.m. through 9 p.m. every day until the goal is reached.  Listeners may also make contributions before, during and after the fund drive at WAMC’s secure website, http://www.wamc.org/.  Beginning at 6 a.m. on February 3, listeners can phone in at 800-323-9262.

Many local, regional and national businesses and individuals help the station raise their funds and show their continued support of WAMC by generously donating items, food and services for on-air giveaways and drawings.  Plus a fund drive would not be complete without mention of the hundreds of wonderful volunteers who will once again donate their time to answer telephones during the drive.  WAMC is always looking for volunteers and donators.  If you would like to volunteer your time or if your business would like to make a donation for the station to use as a pledge incentive during the fund drives, please contact Fund Drive Director Felicia Berke at (x171), fberke@wamc.org or Assistant Fund Drive Coordinator Keren Carmeli at (X189), kcarmeli@wamc.org.

Money raised during the fund drive will support the following WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s station network:  WAMC-FM 90.3 FM, Albany, NY; WAMC, 1400 AM, Albany, NY; WAMK 90.9 FM, Kingston, NY; WOSR, 91.7 FM, Middletown, NY; WCEL, 91.9 FM, Plattsburgh, NY; WCAN, 93.3 FM, Canajoharie, NY; WANC, 103.9 FM, Ticonderoga, NY; WRUN, 90.3 FM, Remsen-Utica, NY; WAMQ 105.1 FM, Great Barrington, MA; WWES 88.9 FM, Mt. Kisco, NY; WANZ 90.1 FM, Stamford, NY; WANR 88.5 FM, Brewster, NY; 103.9 FM, Beacon, NY; 97.3 FM, Cooperstown, NY; 96.5 FM, Ellenville, NY; 102.1 FM, Highland, NY; 97.1 FM, Hudson, NY; 106.3 FM, Middletown, NY; 90.9 FM, Milford, PA; 107.7 FM, Newburgh, NY; 99.3 FM, Oneonta, NY; 93.1 FM, Rensselaer-Troy, NY; 107.1 FM, Warwick, NY; 88.7 FM, Lake Placid, NY; 90.1 FM Oneonta, NY and on-line at www.wamc.org; www.facebook.com/wamcradio; www.twitter.com/wamcradio

Member-supported WAMC Northeast Public Radio broadcasts news, informational and cultural programming to listeners in portions of seven northeastern states.  WAMC is an award winning producer of regionally based programming and an affiliate of National Public Radio, American Public Media, and Public Radio International.  To become a member go to: http://wamc.org/support-wamc