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KVLU celebrates successful completion of spring campaign

Lamar University public radio KVLU (91.3 FM) has successfully completed its recent spring fund drive and exceeded the goal by $250 for a total of $50,250. The spring campaign was April 5-15 – and finished on time.

“We’re very encouraged by this result,” said Byron Balentine, co-manager for operations. “Our listeners have let us know with this show of support that they count on KVLU for great public radio programming and want it to continue.”

With threatened reduction of state and federal funding for public broadcasting, Balentine said, it is more important than ever that users of these mediums rally to support what they enjoy.

“The funds from our pledge drives go directly into programming,” said Melanie Dishman, co-manager for advancement.

KVLU is affiliated with National Public Radio and American Public Media.

“KVLU carries NPR news programs as well as classical, jazz and alternative music not viable to commercial radio broadcast,” explained Dishman.

KVLU is in its 38th year of broadcasting to Southeast Texas and is licensed to Lamar University with studios on the main campus.