People are often surprised by how critical membership is to WOSU’s bottom line. Despite what you might hear about federal, state or University funding, over a third of the budget comes from individual members and private support makes up the majority of the annual $9.6 million WOSU budget.
So please support WOSU radio programming by becoming a new member or renewing starting as the WOSU Radio Fall Fund Drive kicks off. You can call in or just go online at wosu.org and choose to support 89.7 NPR News or Classical 101 or both. Your contribution directly impacts the future of the national and local programming we air on our radio service.
Due to the pledge drive, there will be some minor interruption in programming through October 18th , but know this is an important way to bring new members into the fold. It’s also been successful at building “sustainer” giving of $10, $20 or more a month. A growing group of these sustained givers have allowed us to reduce the number of days of radio pledge over the past year.
Thanks for listening and for making NPR News and Classical 101 possible in central Ohio!