FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 21, 2007
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Keith Palmer, 615-898-2800
GET JAZZED UP! SUPPORT WMOT-FM’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
MTSU’s Public Radio Station Celebrating 39 Years of Service
(MURFREESBORO)—WMOT-JAZZ89’s annual membership appeal and on-air fundraising drive gets under way Oct. 3 to help the station bolster its budget and continue providing its award-winning local news, features, commentary and, of course, great jazz.
The campaign, which runs through Oct. 18, will benefit MTSU’s nonprofit public broadcasting radio station. This year also marks the station’s 39th anniversary—and its 25th year as an all-jazz format station. In addition, this is the first fundraiser under the direction of John Egly, longtime staffer and new general manager and director of broadcasting for WMOT-JAZZ89.
”The station also has paid student workers on- and off- air, as well as scholarship students,” said Keith Palmer, WMOT director of development. “Some of WMOT’s professional staff teaches classes in the College of Mass Communication.
“Those who listen to and enjoy WMOT must support it financially. Pledge so that radio in Middle Tennessee keeps swinging.”
WMOT-JAZZ89, a National Public Radio affiliate, is located on the FM dial at 89.5 and online at www.wmot.org. It also now simulcasts on HD Radio, which provides better fidelity via digital technology. As a public broadcasting station and a public service of MTSU and its College of Mass Communication, WMOT relies on funding through federal government, MTSU and the public through membership dollars, business support underwriting and fundraising ventures.
For information on how you can help, visit www.wmot.org anytime or contact 615-898-2800 or 615-255-9071.
ATTENTION, MEDIA: For a color TIFF of the WMOT-JAZZ89 logo, please contact Gina E. Fann in the Office of News and Public Affairs via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615-898-5385. Thanks!