Tri States Public
Radio Fund Drive Postponed Until April 26
Tri States Public Radio has postponed its spring
fundraising campaign in order to focus on providing listeners
with in-depth public service programming on the war in Iraq, said
General Manager Dorie Vallillo. WIUM/WIUW has rescheduled
the drive to begin Saturday, April 26.
"We postponed after careful consideration,"
said Vallillo. "We count on listener support, but our first
priority is to provide listeners with the valuable local, national
and international coverage they expect from us and NPR News."
WIUM 91.3FM and WIUW 89.5FM have been airing
a modified program schedule that has included comprehensive and
ongoing coverage of the war in Iraq from NPR News. NPR journalists
are filing from Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel
and Egypt. Anne Garrels has been reporting from Baghdad; Eric
Westervelt and John Burnett are embedded with military units inside
Iraq; and Tom Gjelten has been reporting extensively from the
Pentagon. This essential coverage is made possible, in large part,
because of listener support for WIUM/WIUW and other NPR member
WIUM/WIUW's spring campaign goal is $43,000,
stated Development Director Sharon Faust.
"Even though we have postponed our
fund drive, listeners can show their support at any time by calling
309/298-1873 or 800/895-2912 or visiting our website (www.tristatesradio.com)
to renew their membership or make a pledge," Faust added.
Tri States Public Radio will continue to
provide live event coverage, news, and analysis on the war in
Iraq in addition to other news stories and features as events
warrant. Listeners can visit the website to get updates and read
in-depth information on all the coverage from NPR News. Tri States
Public Radio is a service of Western's School of Extended and