WMU News

WMUK surpasses $158,000 spring fund goal

May 19, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- WMUK, the public radio station at Western Michigan University, successfully completed it's spring fund drive on Friday, May 16, with a total of $158,244 in gifts and pledges.

"All of us at WMUK are sincerely grateful to the many listeners who helped us reach our spring goal despite a stressed economy and delays caused by Iraqi War coverage," says Floyd Pientka, station manager. "Donations made through WMUK's Web site increased significantly, reducing our need to rely on traditional on-air phone pledges this time."

The spring drive was concluded as soon as the original goal of $158,000 was surpassed. There were 1,962 contributors to the effort, 305 or 15 percent of whom were first-time donors to WMUK.

WMUK, 102.1 FM, is undergoing a major renovation of its studios and recently installed a new transmitter. As soon as the renovations are complete, Pientka says the station will be able to provide an enhanced level of local coverage to our community.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

WMU News
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
269 387-8400