Notes From the Spring Membership Campaign

Our Spring 2012 Membership Campaign ended on Friday with more 3,250 pledges from listeners supporting the programming on the station.

The Spring Campaign will mark the final on-air drive from our current studios in Lucas Hall on the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus.  We’re moving this summer to a new facility that we will share with UMSL in the Grand Center arts & entertainment district in midtown St. Louis.

We’ve looked through our records over the nearly 40 years of broadcasting from this location to estimate that this most recent campaign was the 97th pledge drive from this facility and that we have raised more than $12.5 million in pledges from those drives over the years.

We were also the recipient of a “love letter” (so to speak) during the membership campaign from our friends at the Riverfront Times last week.

The RFT ‘s Kristie McClanahan penned an ode to the campaign titled Drinking With St. Louis Public Radio’s Pledge Drive  offering a valuable public service to help its readers achieve the most enjoyment possible from our on-air fundraising campaigns.

And if that’s not enough, just as our campaign was ending, a guy by the name of Greg Studley released a video using a parady of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” using the names of NPR and public radio reporters and personalities.

Check out the NPR Name song below … and thanks to everyone for their support!


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About Tim Eby

General Manager of St. Louis Public Radio.

4 responses to “Notes From the Spring Membership Campaign”

  1. Emma says :

    Hmmmm, wouldn’t one expect that “more information” about the fund drive would include the total raised (which was in the email, but not here) and the goal?

  2. Steve says :

    Hi, my name is Steve, and I’m canceling my membership and withholding any future donations because of the aggressive telemarketing campaign by this station and Phone Bank Services.

    • Tim Eby says :

      Steve – We will gladly put you on a do not call list if it would help. Please call the station at 314.516.5968 and ask to speak to someone in membership. Thanks.

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