KSLU makes 'record' donation to OPTIONS
Contact: Christina Chapple
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“RECORD” DONATION FROM KSLU – Members of the KSLU staff present a check to Mary Pirosko, Options Development Director, from the proceeds of the Southeastern Louisiana University public radio station’s “CD and Record Extravaganza” fundraiser during Hammond’s Starry November Night. From left, are Chief Engineer Steve Portier, General Manager Todd Delaney, Pirosko, Program Director Terry Havel, and Business Manager Tiffany Lambert.
“It was a huge success,” said KSLU general manager Todd Delaney. “We asked listeners to donate their old records and CDs and they came through in truck loads – literally.”
KSLU split the proceeds from the event with OPTIONS, a local, private non-profit agency that helps people with developmental disabilities live and work in the community.
Delaney said hundreds of Starry Night patrons browsed the more than 3,000 CDs and LPs that KSLU collected, boxed and alphabetized prior to the event. Single CDs and records were offered for a $3 donation and boxed sets for $5.
“One guy spent an hour and a half sorting through the merchandise and walked away with a hundred records,” said KSLU Program Director Terry Havel.
“The price was right and it was great to have so much hard-to-find music to sort through.” said KSLU underwriting representative Chad Pierce. “In fact, we brought out several CDs and LPs that were originally only sent to radio stations, and those went very fast.”
KSLU and OPTIONS plan to team up for another Record and CD Extravaganza in early April. To donate CDs or LPs, call KSLU at (985) 549-2330.