When the numbers on the clock changed to 12:00 and our calendars switched from Monday the 14th to Tuesday the 15th, WVKR’s 2015 Pledge Drive officially came to a close. The students and faculty that make up WVKR’s executive staff just wanted to issue to our listeners an enormous thank you, for all the loyalty you’ve shown this station, through your financial contributions, through your patronage. Your support for WVKR, Poughkeepsie’s commercial-free and fiercely independent radio station, helps fuel us through these bitter Hudson Valley winters and your pledges are the reason we can remain free from the grips of commercial radio. Thank you. We can’t thank you enough.
Luke Dowker (promotions director) and the rest of WVKR executive staff
The most important week of the year is almost here! Pledge Drive 2015 is from Tuesday, September 8th until Monday, September 14th. To make a donation, you may call us at (845) 437-7178, or print out a mail-in form (click here!).
Donating to WVKR helps us continue our mission to provide the community with quality, independent programming. As a non-commercial station, we depend on our listeners to keep us running. Your pledge allows us to make necessary repairs and upgrades to station equipment, as well as pay for various licenses and fees required to broadcast. Additionally, if you elect to take no premiums, your entire pledge is tax deductible! If you do receive premiums, the surplus of your pledge is tax-deductible. It is also a great opportunity to take advantage of your employing company’s matching grant program.
Below is the premium grid for this year’s Pledge Drive. Your contribution to the station is greatly appreciated, and as a token of thanks, we send back merchandise with every pledge.
For $1.00 – $24.99, you will receive a vintage sticker (designs will vary).
For $25.00 – $49.99, you will receive a vintage sticker and 2015 bookbag.
For $50.00 – $74.99, you will receive a vintage sticker and 2015 t-shirt.
For $75.00 – $99.99, you will receive a vintage sticker, 2015 t-shirt, and 2015 bookbag.
For $100.00 – $149.99, you will receive all of the above AND a grab bag of vintage promotional items.
For $150.00+, you will receive all of the above AND an EXTENDED grab bag of vintage promotional items.
See our 2015 design, t-shirts, and book bags below (click the images to view them larger):
General Manager ’15-’16
Hello Loyal Listeners,
This is an exciting time for us at WVKR, since our annual Pledge Drive is in less than two weeks! Remember to mark your calendars from September 8th to September 14th. As a non-commercial, independent radio- we need support from our community to continue to provide listeners with unique, quality programming.
Stay tuned for further information about premiums (merchandise goodies we send back to those who donate!) and the different ways to make a pledge.
Any questions? Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS: peep our new logo!