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Fall Membership Drive

September 6-15, 2017  – POWER TO THE PEOPLE

Ways to donate:              

  •           Call the Station 503.325.0010
  •          Mail a check to – Tillicum Foundation, P.O. Box 269, Astoria, OR 97103
  •          Hit the PayPal button on this page!

                                               

  •           Find the donate button on our Facebook page

Find out more about membership here!

Membership Drive FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about KMUN’s membership drives, but were afraid to ask!

Why does KMUN have membership drives?

On-air drives are one of the most effective ways to raise money for KMUN and to gauge the quality of our service. We know that KMUN has more than 15,000 listeners a week. However, we don’t know who many of those people are, or whether they like what we do. There’s no better way to reach our audience and ask for support and feedback than an on-air drive. Believe it or not, every day there are people who are listening to KMUN for the very first time; we need to explain to these new listeners how our business model works.

Why do you repeat the same thing over and over during membership drives?

If you’ve heard the same messages again and again, chances are you’re a pretty loyal listener. Which means we love you. But keep in mind that people who are less loyal may tune in and out to KMUN each day or week, so to them, the messages don’t sound so repetitive.

Can’t you do fewer membership drives?

It’s important to regularly remind listeners of how our unique business model works. In addition, membership drives are the best way to invite new members to the KMUN family. That being said, KMUN is committed to having as few on-air fundraising days as possible while still meeting our financial and membership goals. 

If you’d rather not listen to the membership drive, you can check out KCPB 90.9FM for classical music and news.

Can’t you raise money another way?

KMUN is a community licensee. That’s public media speak for the fact that we rely mostly on community funding to bring you the programs and services you enjoy. Individuals from across the region make gifts to Coast Community Radio and area businesses underwrite our programs, which add up to more than 65% of our overall support. About 35% of our funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

But, like any business, KMUN has fixed expenses, such as the costs of programming and maintaining our broadcast sites. We’re proud of our fiscal responsibility and we’re dedicated to setting financial goals based on real needs as well as to spending our members’ dollars prudently. Our goals are based on our annual operating budget, which is carefully vetted and approved by our Board of Directors.

Who’s taking my pledge on the phone?

A team a dedicated volunteers’ offer time and energy to come in for three hours to answer phones. It’s fun. If you want to volunteer, please call the station.

How do challenges work?

As we prepare for membership drives, we invite supporters to offer a challenge during membership drives. We then use this “community challenge pool” during the drive to inspire listener support at specific times. For example, we offer a dollar-for-dollar matching challenge during many of our programs. 

Okay, you’ve convinced me. What do I do now?

Giving is EASY. You can call us at 503.325.0010, or use one of the links below to support KMUN right now. And thank you!

Ways to donate:              

  •           Call the Station 503.325.0010
  •          Mail a check to – Tillicum Foundation, P.O. Box 269, Astoria, OR 97103
  •          Hit the PayPal button on this page!

                                               

  •           Find the donate button on our Facebook page

Find out more about membership here!