WMUK sets $164,000 pledge goal for spring drive

Contact: Kim Willis
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—WMUK, Western Michigan University's public radio station, will begin its annual spring membership drive Monday, March 27.

Make a gift

WMUK has set a pledge goal of $164,000 over the course of the weeklong spring campaign. Listener contributions financially support the production of award-winning local news and arts content, as well as popular National Public Radio programs such as "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered."

"With the growing uncertainty in Washington regarding funding of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the rising demand for high-quality journalism for southwest Michigan and beyond, the need for every WMUK listener to support this public service is as great as ever," Stephen Williams, the station's general manager, says.

Win tickets

The spring campaign also marks the 40th anniversary of WMUK's local bluegrass show, "Grassroots." To celebrate, contributors to the campaign will be entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to see Belá Fleck and Abigail Washburn Thursday, May 11, at the Kalamazoo State Theatre.


Licensed to WMU, WMUK has been a broadcasting service to southwest Michigan and northern Indiana for more than 65 years. Part of the station's legacy includes being one of the founding member stations of National Public Radio, which began service in 1971.

To make a financial gift or obtain more information, visit wmuk.org.

For more WMU news, arts and events, visit wmich.edu/news.