KLCC hits fundraising goal with 5 minutes to spare

This is a press release courtesy of KLCC radio

KLCC reached its Fall Radiothon goal with five minutes to spare! The goal of $290,000 was surpassed at 11:55 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9.

When the phones stopped ringing, a total of $290,180 had been pledged -- the largest amount raised in KLCC history! Radiothon was scheduled to run until noon, ending 5 minutes early when the goal was reached.

More than 3,500 Oregon households contributed to KLCC during the Fall fundraising campaign. Contributions also came from listeners enjoying KLCC on the web -- including Alaska, Missouri, and one from Spain.

Radiothon began with $162,550 in the bank, thanks to 2,026 "Thon Busters" who contributed in the weeks before Radiothon. Every dollar that came in from Thon Busters reduced the onair goal of Radiothon. The remaining $127,630 came from 1,526 listeners who phoned in a pledge or contributed online during the 7 days of Radiothon.

KLCC member contributions help cover the cost of NPR news, nationally syndicated programs, locally programmed music, community information, live broadcasts of special events, and intelligent entertainment all year long. Two-thirds of KLCC's budget comes from listeners and local businesses.

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