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WNUR Listeners!

2013 Phoneathon t-shirt

Our 2013 Phoneathon phone-drive fundraiser is officially over, but it’s not too late to donate! If you were planning to donate this past week but didn’t get the opportunity, you still have a chance to support independent radio! We’re extending our online donation system through this Sunday, February 17th at midnight.

That means you still have a chance to show your support for your favourite WNUR programming. And we still have a few of our awesome 2013 WNUR t-shirts available! They were designed by Julia, our awesome creative director, and they’re printed on American-made American Apparel T-shirts. Every donation of $35 or more can get a shirt, just be sure to make note what size you would like in the comments section of the donation page (part of “Step 2″). Donate here! No donation is too small to help.

As a non-commercial, all volunteer-run station, it is solely through listener support that WNUR has the resources to continue to expand as a station. For 63 years, WNUR has been dedicated to giving a voice to under-represented talent and artists. In the last year alone, we’ve used money raised through past Phoneathons to acquire professional-quality recording equipment for live performances, put on several shows in the Chicago area, and redesigned our website.

We’re doing more and more at the station, and it’s because of Phoneathon and the support of our listeners.

Thanks for your continued support,

Ryan Lafferty,
WNUR DJ/Phoneathon Director

Donate now!
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(Editor’s Note (2/17): Even though this year’s Phoneathon is over, we’re gonna leave this letter up for a day or two, since we think it’s really important.)

WNUR Community,

This week, February 7 – 14, we here at WNUR are having our annual Phoneathon fundraiser. As a noncommercial, independent, volunteer- and student-run radio station, we rely solely on listener support. With your donation, we can ensure that WNUR has the resources to continue the mission it established 63 years ago: to give voice to underrepresented artists and talents. In the last year, we have used funds from Phoneathon to put on two concerts in the Chicagoland area, launch an entirely new website with original content and an extensive archive of recorded programs, and purchase cameras to record our live Airplay sets.

As our entire operating budget consists of money earned through Phoneathon, your donation ensures that WNUR will not just survive, but continue to expand.

We have an exciting list of premiums as gifts for your donation, including CDs, LPs, and our newly designed 2013 WNUR T-shirt, printed on American Apparel shirts.

You can donate right here from our Web site, or call (847) 491-3655 (UPDATE 2/15: Don’t call the phone number).

We sincerely appreciate every donation. Support local radio!

~Ryan Lafferty
WNUR DJ and Phoneathon Director