KMST to hold spring membership drive April 15-23

Public radio station KMST’s spring membership drive starts Saturday, April 15, and concludes on Sunday, April 23.

“As we welcome spring, we want to thank KMST’s community of listeners, volunteers and donors for their support,” says Joel Goodridge, marketing manager at KMST. “The broadcast excellence that informs, inspires and energizes us all is not possible without you. Our spring drive is just around the corner and we have some exciting items being given away including a Kindle Fire, Bose Wave Radio and IPads.”

KMST is offering new and renewing members a choice of premiums at the $70 level and above, including a classical music bundle, a Harmonic Vibrations CD selection titled “Joy Comes Back” by Ruthie Foster, a bluegrass CD titled “Unspoken Tradition” by Miles Between, a KMST ceramic travel coffee mug, and a KMST T-shirt. [Read more…]

Public radio KMST fall membership drive a success

Public radio station KMST finished its eight-day fall membership drive Saturday, Oct. 11, surpassing its monetary goal of $60,000 and adding more than 56 new members.

The station reached its goal during the 9 p.m. hour of popular public radio show “Bluegrass for a Saturday Night” hosted by Jerry Rosa. KMST’s new and renewing members from south-central Missouri as well as Internet listeners from Bronx, N.Y., and Charlotte, N.C., were included among this year’s investors.

“These are listeners and members who appreciate the important role they play as partners in public radio, a partnership essential to KMST’s ability to serve listeners in our region and all over the world with the best public radio possible,” says Jim Sigler, KMST general manager. “Exceeding the drive’s monetary goal indicates KMST’s base of member support continues to grow. It also celebrates the station’s commitment to diverse programming that reflects the varied tastes of KMST listeners.”

In addition to financial support, KMST gained valuable information from its members about their programming preferences, suggestions and constructive criticism. “The input is vital to the station’s ongoing effort to fine tune its broadcast schedule to serve the diverse tastes of KMST listeners,” Sigler adds.

KMST relies on strong listener financial support to cover the cost of its programming. Member support and underwriting makes up more than 30 percent of the station’s budget. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Missouri S&T are the other two largest supporters of the station.

In addition, KMST receives support from more than 50 businesses that underwrite programming and dozens of volunteers who answer phones during the drive.

KMST is a 100,000-watt non-commercial public radio station. Licensed to the Curators of the University of Missouri, KMST offers a mixed format of news from National Public Radio, nationally and locally produced talk shows, and a wide range of music, including classical, jazz, adult acoustic alternative, folk, blues, big band, Celtic, bluegrass and Caribbean. KMST is located at 88.5 FM in and around the Rolla area (96.3 FM in Lebanon) and streams its programs online at

KMST fall membership drive a success

Public radio station KMST finished its eight-day fall membership drive
Saturday, Oct. 13, surpassing its monetary goal of $60,000 and adding more than
72 new members.

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KMST hopes to raise $60K during fall membership drive

Public radio station KMST at the University of Missouri-Rolla begins its
Fall Membership Drive at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with its popular bluegrass
program, “Bluegrass for a Saturday Night.” The drive runs through the following
Sunday, Oct. 14.

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