KUMR, the public radio station at the University of Missouri-Rolla, concluded its fall membership drive ahead of schedule Saturday by surpassing a monetary goal of $65,000 during the program “Bluegrass for a Saturday Night.” KUMR also gained more than 80 new members.
Jim Sigler, KUMR’s general manager, says members offer valuable information about programming and help the station customize its scheduled to reflect the varied tastes of listeners.
“Growth in membership and revenue during these drives is essential to the station’s continued success and its ability to provide great public radio to people in south-central Missouri,” Sigler adds.
Businesses that underwrite KUMR programming provided food and beverages for volunteers who answered phones during the drive.
Public Radio KUMR is a 100,000-watt station that has served the area for 32 years. KUMR programming is broadcast on 88.5 FM in Rolla and 96.3 FM in Lebanon, Mo. Audio streaming is available at www.kumr.org.