Pledges $60k record

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By Tim Hernandez

With more than $60,000, this year’s annual pledge drive in support of campus radio station KSYM 90.1 reached a record high.

The annual pledge drive, which ended Sunday, is the 23rd in the station’s 50 years.

While the final tally is yet to be determined, the KSYM staff is excited about the results. KSYM’s Program Director James “Hot Mustard” Velten said the annual goal has been $50,000 and this year’s donations have been exceptional.

“The staff and all the volunteers work more during the week of pledge drive because we all understand the importance of college radio,” Velten said.

Pledged donations can be brought to the KSYM studio Monday through Thursday in Room 201 of Longwith Radio, Television and Film Building.

The KSYM studio hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

On Friday morning, the station was visited by President Robert Vela, and former president Robert Ziegler, both of whom were guests on Velten’s show, “The Sauce,” and made donations to the radio station.

Funds from the pledge drive will be used to pay expenses, such as music licensing fees and equipment for the station.

For more information, call 210-486-1373.


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