WESU 88.1 FM is holding its annual Spring Pledge Drive to support another season of community-driven radio. The station aims to raise $20,000 this spring to close out a capital campaign that started at the beginning of 2014, when the station kicked off its 75th anniversary year.
Meeting its pledge goal this spring will allow WESU to complete some much-needed studio updates, including an audio mixing console in the air studio, as well as other technical improvements that will strengthen infrastructure and better accommodate live in-studio performances. These upgrades will also enable WESU to broadcast from remote locations.
Donate online at www.wesufm.org/pledge, or send a check to WESU Radio, 45 Broad St., 2nd floor, Middletown, Conn., 06457. Donors will receive thank you gifts including WESU bumper stickers, newly-designed T-shirts, and a hooded sweatshirt.
WESU is one of the oldest non-commercial radio stations in the country. On weekdays, it offers a diverse mix of news and public affairs from NPR, Pacifica, and independent and local media sources. Weeknights and weekends, Wesleyan students and community volunteers provide a freeform mix of creative music programming featuring music not readily available elsewhere on the radio. Learn more on WESU’s website.