During my past three years working at WPRB, I’ve met DJs with extraordinary record collections, dizzying knowledge of arcane culture, and an inspiring devotion to the station’s listeners. These are the folks who’ve pioneered WPRB’s thoroughly unconventional programming and helped our station wield influence far beyond our broadcast range.
Do you crave an unabridged aural history of underground rock? How about jazz that you won’t hear on an elevator? Want to hear classical DJs who deftly connect the genre’s past with its exciting future? WPRB’s got it all, and listeners are at the core of our operation. Your donations are WPRB’s bread and butter, and your commitment to the station has inspired generations of student and community DJs when curating our left-of-center programming. On October 8th, we’re kicking off our 6th Annual Membership Drive to celebrate another year of invading your hearts and minds, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.
Last Spring’s silent fundraiser energized station staffers like never before, and that outpouring of listener love has emboldened us to continue pushing the boundaries of independent radio. For this year’s Membership Drive, we’re aiming to raise $40,000 in one week, which will not only keep the records spinning and internet streams chirping, but also bridge the gap between listeners and DJs. At WPRB, we believe radio should always be a social experience, and technology is constantly revealing new ways for dedicated listeners to connect with music. But we can only take advantage of them with your help.
In a brazen attempt to fire up your generosity, we’re offering a brand new selection of WPRB swag. Front and center, we’ve got two new t-shirts for your pleasure. You can also pledge at a higher level and not only receive the new shirts, but also WPRB Personal Hydration Assistant (it’s a water bottle!). You can also stay toasty and fashionably edgy all winter long with the first-ever WPRB Scarf.
You can make your tax-deductible pledge right now by clicking here, or by calling (609) 258-1033. Remember, your contribution goes directly to help WPRB maintain its own unique programming on the airwaves.
WPRB Station Manager