UA Little Rock Public Radio, home of KUAR and KLRE, surpassed its fall drive fundraising goal of $100,000, earning $113,657 throughout its one-week 2018 Fall Fund Drive.
Throughout the drive that ran Oct. 6-12, UA Little Rock Public Radio received donations from 620 people. Proceeds will go to support bringing news, culture, and powerful radio to central Arkansas.
“Fund drives are essential to funding the news and programming that UA Little Rock Public Radio stations KUAR and KLRE provide to central Arkansans,” Development Director Vanessa McKuin said. “Over half of the Fall Fund Drive donations came from new or lapsed members. We are thrilled that so many listeners were moved to contribute and help surpass the goal for this drive. Listeners are truly the heart of public radio.”
UA Little Rock Public Radio is currently in its 45th year of existence. In 1973, KLRE FM 90.5 signed on the air at 3,600 watts mono. The station originally broadcast only on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students in the Metropolitan Vocational Education Center’s radio classes ran most of the operations.