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HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University's public radio station, KSLU 90.9fm, will host a four-day fundraising drive Oct. 14-17.
"Last year the KSLU fund drive helped offset the costs of producing programs like "Rock School" and our blues programming. It also helped fund the KSLU scholarship and allowed us to repair our transmitter's cooling system," said KSLU General Manager Todd Delaney.
"This year we're hoping to put the funds raised toward increasing the amount of the KSLU scholarship and producing more community-oriented programs," he added.
Delaney said KSLU is a community supported radio station that teaches its students the importance of giving back through partnerships with community organizations and fundraising campaigns.
"We also serve as an important media outlet for Southeastern, broadcasting campus events such as Southeastern athletics, Rock 'n Roar, Strawberry Jubilee and other events," he added.
KSLU serves as a training ground for Southeastern students interested in broadcasting careers. Students develop a variety of marketable skills including digital audio editing, programming, public speaking, and on-air presentation. Several KSLU graduates have become broadcast leaders in their respective fields including radio management, media sales, and music promotion. All credit their experience at KSLU with growing their success, Delaney explained.
"We're hoping this year's campaign will be one of the most successful ever," said Monique Gregoire, KSLU's underwriting and development representative. "Donors can pledge over the phone or they can visit www.kslu.org/support to request that we bill them. Either way, they're supporting a valuable teaching tool which most of them listen to every day."
Contributions may be made by cash, check, or credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Credit card donations must be made over the phone at (985) 549-2330. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Gregoire at (985) 549-2327 or at Monique.Gregoire@southeastern.edu.