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Wyoming Public Radio reached its $250,000 Spring Membership Drive goal Friday after only 56 hours of on-air fund raising.
WPR's membership drives continue to be among the shortest in public broadcasting across the country, reflecting the strong statewide support for public radio in Wyoming, says Jon Schwartz, general manager. He says the funding pays for much of WPR's programming and its statewide network costs.
"The brief time on-air time is made possible in large part due to the generosity of those thousands of contributing listeners who renewed their annual gifts by mail and online, and who contributed additional gifts," Schwartz says.
A service of the University of Wyoming, WPR can be heard at 91.9 FM in Laramie. The station is part of Wyoming Public Media that also offers classical music on stations that reach listeners in the Casper, Cheyenne/ Laramie, Jackson and Sweetwater county areas, and Jazz Laramie KUWL 90.1 FM. The stations feature Laramie weather forecasts and WPR news.
For a complete list of stations, programs and other information about WPR, visit the Web site at www.wyomingpublicradio.net. To listen online, go to "WPR Streams" on the home page.