September 30, 2013 / 8:19 pm

WIUX KICKS OFF ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE

Contact: Milana Katic

Tel. 812.855.7862

Cell: 219.789.6320

Email: mkatic@wiux.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2013

WIUX KICKS OFF ANNUAL PLEDGE DRIVE

Student radio volunteers begin their biggest week of fundraising

BLOOMINGTON, In.– WIUX is hosting Pledge Drive, its annual fundraising week, from October 7-13. Pledge Drive money helps to update the station throughout the year and maintain its progressive outlook on media.

This year’s Pledge Drive goal is $5,000. To reach this amount, WIUX is increasing its fundraising efforts by having daily events both on and off campus, not only to reach out to the student body, but also to the entire Bloomington community.

On Tuesday, Buffa Louie’s is sponsoring a split profits day and remote sports talk show broadcast from open to close. On Wednesday, students and community members are invited to play board games and purchase $5 food vouchers from Sweet Claire’s food truck at the station starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, WIUX will be releasing its first-ever album that was produced and recorded solely by its engineering committee (details to follow). Starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Rachael’s Café, WIUX will host a concert and split profits night featuring the local bands The Pirate Flags, Escher and The Bonesetters.

At various events throughout the week, guests can also enter to win prizes such as local restaurant gift cards, Secretly Canadian CDs, and University Theater tickets.

Along with Pledge Drive events, WIUX will be offering special programming throughout the week, including remote broadcasts and a compilation of the history of WIUX made by station alumni. WIUX encourages the entire Bloomington community to please come support student-run programming during Pledge Drive and build community fellowship in the process.

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For more information about this topic or to set up an interview, please email WIUX Special Events Director, Jen Samson at jsamson@wiux.org or Sales Director, Carolyn Suna at csuna@wiux.org.