Public Information Office
SLU 10880 Hammond,
LA 70402 phone:
Chapple, Public Information, 985-549-2341 or Liz
Black, KSLU, 985-549-2330
|KSLU PLANS THIRD ANNUAL ON-AIR FUND DRIVE
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University's public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host a three-day on-air
fund drive, March 11-13.
Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU
is the region's only public radio station and one of only eight public
radio stations statewide. In addition to airing programming from Public
Radio International such as "A Prairie Home Companion" and "World Café
and Marketplace," KSLU also features local news and interviews with radio
veteran Mary Pirosko, "Point of View" with local personality Rosa Dunn,
and an eclectic blend of music including blues, adult alternative and college
"Our previous fund drives raised
approximately $6,000 each year, which allowed us to bring our listeners
‘A Prairie Home Companion,' which aired for the first time on KSLU during
last year's fund drive," said general manager Wayne Cain "With federal
cutbacks in funding for public broadcasting looming, support from our community
is more important than ever. If you believe in non-commercial public radio,
we ask you to show your support for KSLU by calling in your pledge during
our Fund Drive, March 11-13."
Cain said the fund drive will
have a new feature this year designed to benefit students. "We are instituting
a KSLU scholarship which will be awarded each semester to a communication
major who is a current or previous student employee of KSLU," Cain said.
"The Annual Fund Drive will help fund scholarship by including a ‘Add a
Dollar for a Scholar' as a donation option."
Southeastern President Randy
Moffett heads the list of local celebrities and members of the community
and campus who will again participate in the fund drive. He will be joined
by Hammond Chamber of Commerce executive director Kathy Stuart, Southeastern
alumni and award winning broadcasters Rod Starns and Steve Bellas, and
many more guests, Cain said.
For more information, or to make
a pledge, call 985-549-2330 or pledge online at www.selu.edu/kslu.