St. Louis Public Radio sets revenue record, wins awards
St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 KWMU keeps breaking records and winning awards. The station’s recent spring membership campaign raised a record $437,000 from a record 3,500 pledges. Combine that total with the money raised during the fall 2009 membership campaign, and it registers 12 percent more revenue than three membership campaigns in the previous fiscal year. Station management credits the station’s listeners, especially new members who totaled 1,300 for this drive.
“Considering that we eliminated our For the Love of KWMU campaign in February and still raised substantially more money with two drives than we did previously with three drives, it is remarkable,” said General Manager Tim Eby. “Our listeners have proven, once again, how much they value St. Louis Public Radio’s service to the community.”
On the heels of this news comes the announcement that St. Louis Public Radio has won two 2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association. News producer Adam Allington was honored in the Audio Sports Reporting category for his story, “Big Business in Midsummer Classic,” and Madalyn Painter, director of interactive media, earned recognition in the Web Site category for the station’s site, stlpublicradio.org.
The awards recognize excellence in radio production for large market stations in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
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