WORT 89.9 FM celebrates its 36th on-air anniversary with their “BIRTHDAY BOOST” ONE DAY ON-AIR PLEDGE DRIVE on December 1, 2011.
On December 1st, 1975, Madison’s beloved WORT went on the air for the first time. On Thursday December 1st 2011 they will be celebrating 36 years of outstanding community radio with their BIRTHDAY BOOST one day pledge drive.
The goal of this pledge drive (as well as their birthday party at the High Noon on December 3rd) is to address a projected fiscal year 2012 budget shortfall of around $23,000. A successful Birthday Boost coupled with the success of their fall pledge drive will cut into the projected deficit.
WORT’s Birthday Boost is inspired by the one day pledge drive concept that has proven to be a very successful fundraising vehicle for community and public radio stations in recent years. The staff feels that WORT’s birthday is the perfect day to have it and they hope to build upon the success of the first Birthday Boost that was held a year ago.
The Birthday Boost will begin with the classical program Anything Goes at 5:00am on Thursday morning and end with the rock program Kosmik Radiation at 5:00am on Friday morning.
What better way to celebrate the birthday station than to give WORT a generous pledge? With your help they can and will carry the promise of a better future into 2012 and beyond.
TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE:
BY PHONE: Call 256-2001 or 1-866-899-WORT (9678)
BY WEB: Make your pledge securely online at www.wort-fm.org
For more information about WORT’s birthday and fundraising efforts, you can contact their Listener Sponsor Development Director Jim Goronson via phone at (608) 256-2001 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to pledge on December 1st, remember you can try your luck again by attending their “WORT Birthday Party” fundraiser at the High Noon Saloon on December 3, 2011.