We recently received an email from a loyal WDAV listener and member who asked some great questions about WDAV’s budget and financial priorities. WDAV General Manager Ben Roe thought other listeners might be interested in the answers to these questions, and so we post their Q&A below!
I am more excited about WDAV than ever before. Let me tell you why:
I joined the board of WDAV around 1998. During my early years on the board, I had no idea how radio in general or our station in particular worked. I had been a WDAV listener (and I think a WDAV member) since around 1983.
Thank you to the hundreds of listeners who answered WDAV”s call to end our fiscal year “out of the red, into the black, and onward to the future.” You responded by contributing $50,880 to WDAV”s cause in three whirlwind days!
At many stations, an end-of-year fund drive can sound like pure drudgery. But you heard – and responded – to something different on WDAV. Our staff, our wonderful volunteers and our listeners share a passion for the music. And you heard that passion, that commitment to what we do, come through loud and clear. It”s in the voices of our hosts, the eyes of our volunteers, in the dollars – and in the remarkable, touching, meaningful comments from our listeners. Lots of first-time members commented with glee about helping us meet those hourly pledge goals. And many of you gave a second (or even third!) gift for this fiscal year, because you know how important it is for WDAV to finish the year on solid financial footing.
Thank you for making the community of WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio bigger and stronger than it has ever been. We are humbled by your generosity and inspired by your commitment to this great classical music of the Carolinas.
And remember: On-air campaigns account for just half of WDAV”s critical operating funds. So if you didn”t get a chance to contribute yet, you can still or call 877-333-8990 during business hours anytime before June 30th!
Support WDAV in its final push to the finish line. The station has now raised 90% of its $50,000 goal to meet the end of its fiscal year. Tune in to 89.9 or listen live to Joe Brant, Lauren Rico, Rachel Stewart and Jennifer Foster bring us to the finish line with special membership offers!
Haven’t made your pledge to ‘DAV yet? Click here!
New members to WDAV have pushed us over the half-way mark! On Day 2 of this abbreviated end-of-year fund-raising campaign, WDAV has already raised $25,000 — thank you!
And don”t forget: until 7 p.m. tonight, new members who give more than $35 receive a special gift CD from WDAV supporters and classical musicians Bob Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler.
If you haven”t already given a financial gift this year, make today the day. Regardless of the amount you give, please give to WDAV. Call us at 1-877-333-8990 or anytime. Do your part to support classical music in the Carolinas. Thank you!
If you have yet to make your first gift to WDAV, this is a bonus day for you!
Between noon and 7 p.m. this afternoon, new members who give more than $35 receive a special gift CD from WDAV supporters and classical musicians Bob Teixeira and Tanja Bechtler.
Bob and Tanja urge you to give today by calling WDAV at 1-877-333-8990 or at WDAV”s secure website.
Take this first, important step and do your part to assure that classical public radio stays strong in our community. Become a first-time donor to WDAV today!