KSLU hosts annual fund drive March 21-23
Contact: Christina Chapple
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s award winning public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host its sixth annual on-air spring fund drive March 21-23.
Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU is the north shore’s only public radio station and one of eight public radio stations statewide. The station provides a diverse range of music from adult rock and roll and blues to dinner jazz.
Proceeds from the fund drive will support KSLU’s new digital broadcast capability, which will enable digital radio listeners to hear two versions of KSLU. The first version will carry KSLU’s current programming, while a second station will broadcast non-stop blues programming.
“KSLU acquired the new digital-ready transmitter in an effort to meet the latest digital standards, enhance its programming, and train Southeastern’s communication majors with the latest equipment, production facilities and programming techniques,” said General Manager Todd Delaney.
The fund drive also benefits the KSLU scholarship, awarded during the fall and spring semesters to a current or previous KSLU student employee. Donors can choose to contribute to the scholarship through the “Add a Dollar for a Scholar” option. All donations are tax deductible.
KSLU supporters can make a pledge or request a pledge form by phone (985) 549-2330 or online at www.selu.edu/kslu/support.
Suggested fund drive pledge levels include Day Patrons, $35; Green, $50; and Gold, $100. Donations may be made by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa).
KSLU’s program line up includes “World Café” with David Dye, weekdays 9-11 a.m.; “Dinner Jazz with Zia the Cat,” Sunday, 6-7 p.m.; “The Bag of Blues,” weekdays, 6-7 p.m.; “12 Spot Drop” hip-hop show, Wednesdays 10 p.m.-midnight; “Point of View” with Rosa Dunn, Thursdays and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m.; and Public Radio Sunday featuring “Whad’Ya Know?,” “American Routes,” “Putamayo,” “World Music Hour,” “Afropop.”
KSLU also serves as the voice of Southeastern basketball and baseball and is the flagship station of the Lion Sports Radio Network. Lion and Lady Lion games can be heard live and on the Internet at www.kslu.orgFor additional information about the annual fund drive, contact KSLU underwriting/development representative Chad Pierce at (985) 549-2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.