KSYM pledge drive raises $40,000

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Donors can pick up premiums at Fredstock May 7.

By Ian Coleman


Pledges are still being tallied, but the annual pledge drive for campus radio station KSYM 90.1 FM raised about $40,000 in pledges.

The 21st annual pledge drive ended Sunday.

Program coordinator James “Hot Mustard” Velten said the station is still accepting donations online at ksym.org.

Those who pledged may bring  donations to the KSYM studio Monday through Saturday in Room 201 of Longwith Radio, Television and Film Building.

The KSYM studio hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, 7 a.m-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday.

Premiums vary with the amount of donation. A donation of $35 gets the donor a T-shirt, $45 for a hat and $5 for a Koozie.

“We had one student who came in and donated $1,” Velten said. “Most of our listeners donate without wanting premiums.”

KSYM 90.1 FM will have a table where people can pay their pledges and pick up premiums at Fredstock, a live music event produced by the music business program noon-6 p.m. May 3 in Lot 7 at Courtland Place and North Main Avenue.

Dallas Williams, assistant program director for KSYM, said funds from the pledge drive will go to annual expenses, such as licensing fees and the Radio Computing Service software, which allows the station to broadcast 24/7 and equipment for the station.

For information, call 210-486-1373.


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