WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) –- WHQR Public Radio's spring fund drive will begin March 21 with a focus on community and sweepstakes drawings for an iPad and vacation getaways. This 7-day campaign is one of the on-air fundraising efforts that make up the largest single part of WHQR's funding.
The goal of this pledge drive is to raise $180,000 to continue providing the thoughtful and award-winning news coverage and music and emergency broadcasting that is only found on WHQR. As a non-profit independent radio station, WHQR counts on the support of its members to provide the high quality radio listeners have come to expect.
"Last spring, with the help of our dedicated supporters, we took four days off our fundraiser. We know we can do it again and raise our goal of $180,000 in just seven days. We want to give our listeners the most uninterrupted programming we can," says Cleve Callison, WHQR Station Manager.
This Spring 2012 Pledge Drive will celebrate public radio and the community that WHQR serves by featuring community voices on the air during the pledge drive. Listeners will also have opportunities to win an iPad, a fantastic Long Weekend Package on Bald Head Island or a Deluxe Getaway at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary.
WHQR's Spring Pledge Drive would not be possible without the help of more than 100 volunteers who answer our phones during each pledge drive. This community support, along with financial donations, is vital to the station’s survival. WHQR also thanks the many area restaurants who donate food to feed the volunteers.
WHQR 91.3fm, broadcasting from Wilmington, is the only public radio station serving southeastern North Carolina.