Hey Wonderful Queery and WORT Supporters,
Here's the update on WORT's winter on-air drive...
At the end of the first week of the drive, we had pledges totaling $43,000--$12,000 short of our goal of $55,000 for the week. UNLESS WE CAN REVERSE THIS TREND DURING THE REMAINING 5 DAYS OF THE DRIVE, WE ARE LIKELY TO FINISH THE DRIVE IN EXCESS OF $24,000 SHORT OF OUR GOAL! ADDED TO THE $13,000 SHORTFALL FROM OUR FALL PLEDGE DRIVE, WE STAND TO BE $ $47,000 SHORT OF OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL FOR THE FIRST 8 MONTHS OF OUR FISCAL YEAR!
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!!!
1) If you haven't already, please pledge whatever you can afford--by phone: 608-256-2001, Toll Free: 1-866-899-9678 or on-line at: http://www.wort-fm.org
2) Please encourage all of your friends and family to listen and to pledge their support. Use the internet to promote the pledge drive by emailing friends, family and co-workers, and by posting bulletins to social networking sites you may use such as Facebook, Myspace, etc. Remind everyone that we are now streaming online and providing podcasts,audio archives and two HD radio signals as well as our original analog signal. The more people that are listening and giving to WORT,the less the burden is on each one of us. Please make sure that everyone you know is aware that their support RIGHT NOW, is crucial to maintaining this unique community resource during these challenging economic times.
3) If you have time you can always grab some pledge cards and carry them around with you and collect pledges while you're at a party, a show, or a gathering of like-minded folks who appreciate and support alternative music and news!
4) Programmers, remember that at listener-sponsored radio, on-air fundraising IS programming and if it's done well,over time you'll increase your base of support and be able to meet your goals. Being prepared goes a long way towards running a great pledge drive program. Please try to show up early to look at your list of special pledge premiums and address any questions you may have.
The theme for this drive (running through Sunday, February 22nd) "Keep WORT Wired", expresses a simple sentiment: without your support we won’t be able to exist, we won’t be able to maintain the equipment necessary to keep our wonderfully eclectic blend of volunteer-powered programming on the air. We know that economic times are tough—WORT is being affected by the economic downturn as well. Meanwhile, we’ve been here through the past, oh, 28 years of trickle-down economics, de-regulation, privatization, imperial wars, and tax breaks for the wealthy and corporate globalization: decrying such practices all along and calling for policies that put people before profits, peace instead of war. And we plan to continue to be here, but only with your generous support!
So call (608)256-2001, or toll-free (866)-899-WORT, or go on-line to http://www.wort-fm.org but do something TODAY to help keep community radio alive and vital in Madison, Wisconsin.