Northeast Ohio is your community. WKSU is your station. Be part of the 2% Solution!
If you're a member of WKSU, thank you! You are part of an exclusive group that has recognized the important role WKSU plays in your day-to-day life and you have chosen to support it with a financial donation.
A few years back, Ira Glass conducted some funny interviews to prove a point about the importance of community support to public radio. He said that only 10% of listeners actually make that annual membership call. But that was then. Now, that number has drifted down to 7%. In a time when more and more people are discovering quality news, music and entertainment on WKSU, listeners who use the station's service are being asked for help to keep it strong and vital.
There is an easy answer to WKSU's current budget crunch. It is not money from federal or state governments — or even Kent State University. With only a 2% increase in WKSU's member rolls, the station should be able to weather this financial storm.
Donations from listeners are used for WKSU's operating funds covering everything from tower maintenance and the massive amounts of electricity it takes to broadcast to 22 counties to staff salaries and programming costs. Not only does WKSU not get operating funds from NPR, APM or PRI, the station must pay annual membership fees to each network along with purchasing specific shows. And, as a non-profit organization, all money that comes to WKSU from listeners and other community sources goes to pay for the quality public radio on which you have come to rely.
Please, step up and say, "This is my community and WKSU is my station!" Be part of the 2% Solution!
Make your pledge of support today!