KWSO radio will be holding their first ever pledge drive the week of the Solar Eclipse August 15 through August 22, 2017. The public radio station owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has been on the air for more than 30 years serving the reservation community and surrounding areas. The Warm Springs Tribes have long supported the local media outlet and in 2004 KWSO became part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant program which now funds close to 50% of the station’s operations annually.
“We have always been so fortunate to have budget support so we never ventured into some of the typical fundraising models of mainstream public radio entities” says KWSO station manager Sue Matters. “But now with our Tribal funding reduced and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in jeopardy at the federal level – it’s time for us to press harder on bringing in new revenue streams.”
The KWSO Solar Eclipse Pledge Drive will include on air and online appeals to purchase a KWSO membership. There is a one-time annual fee of $35. You can also choose a sustaining membership and give a specific amount of money monthly, having it automatically drawn from your bank account or credit card. The Pledge Drive will be a chance for the community, as well as visitors to Central Oregon, to show their appreciation and support for Warm Springs Community Radio. To learn more about KWSO watch our PLEDGE DRIVE VIDEO. To become a member – click HERE