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91.3 KVLU kicks off ‘Jump Right In’ fall fund drive

Lamar University public radio 91.3 KVLU will begin its annual fall fund drive Tuesday, Oct. 4, with a scheduled end date of Friday, Oct. 14. A goal of $50,000 has been set for the 10-day campaign, themed “Jump Right In.”

“Now, more than ever, it is important to the financial health of local public radio for anyone and everyone who listens to KVLU to jump into this fund drive,” said Stacey Haynes, membership coordinator.

The station depends on its listener contributions for a third of its operating budget. The funds raised during membership campaigns offset the cost of programs such as NPR’s award-winning news shows “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” as well as cultural and entertainment programs like “Car Talk” and “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me.”

“We are thrilled to provide the popular shows,” said Haynes. “But listeners may not realize that in addition to the cost of the program itself, network-produced programs such as these involve extra costs in satellite connection fees, licensing fees and network affiliation dues.”

“KVLU is fortunate to have the loyal support from a membership that understands we value their opinions about programming,” Haynes continued. “That’s why they come forward every year and make their pledges of support so that the programs they enjoy and depend on from KVLU for will continue uninterrupted.”

Those wishing to make a pledge prior to the start of the campaign or inquire about campaign sponsorships may call (409) 880-8164 or visit

91.3 KVLU is affiliated with National Public Radio and American Public Media. It is in its 39th year of broadcasting to Southeast Texas and is licensed to Lamar University with studios on the main campus.