KSLU announces 2011 annual fund drive
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s award winning public radio station, 90.9 KSLU, will host its 10th annual On-Air Fund Drive from September 26 – 30 to raise scholarship dollars and donations.
Licensed to Southeastern, KSLU is the north shore’s only public radio station and one of only eight public radio stations statewide. KSLU provides diverse music ranging from adult rock & roll and blues to soothing jazz. The station also features unique programs such as “The Dirt Road Blues Show,” “The Bluegrass Hour,” “Dinner Jazz with Zia the Cat,” “Retro Reality 80’s music” and “Rock School.”
General Manager Todd Delaney said KSLU moved the fund drive from March to September, a time when there are generally fewer competing fund raising causes.
“We decided to change things up a little bit to help fund the KSLU scholarship that is awarded each semester to an outstanding broadcast student,” he said. “The KSLU scholarship helps lift some of the financial roadblocks for the students who are passionate about pursuing careers in radio.”
Chili’s Restaurant in Hammond is assisting with KSLU’s fundraising efforts. On Tuesday, September 27, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Chili’s will donate 10% of all food sales from that day to the fund drive. Customers must mention “Dining for KSLU” for the donation to be applied.
Funds raised from the annual Fund Drive will also allow the station to continue assisting other local non-profits and charity organizations including Options, TARC, Hammond Rotary Club, CASA, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and many others.
Donations may be made by cash, check or credit card (Mastercard and Visa). Southeastern employees can contribute through payroll deduction.
To pledge, call 985-549-5758, or donate online at www.kslu.org/support. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information, please contact Chad Pierce at 985-549-2327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.