Fall Campaign Challenge Grants

Sep 9, 2015

WKAR Volunteers Answering Phones during a recent Pledge Drive.

One of the largest and most reliable sources of operating revenue for WKAR Radio is individual donors – thousands of members who give year after year to support their favorite programs.

WKAR Radio has three on-air fundraising campaigns each year. They are unique opportunities to use our broadcast signal to reach out and directly ask our listeners for support. Each campaign is vital to our overall funding and the most efficient way to gain new supporters. Our next campaign will be held on October 20-25, 2015.


Your Corporate Challenge Grant will be leveraged to obtain matching gifts from new and current donors. WKAR receives 30-40% more pledges with a Challenge Grant, helping us to keep our campaigns short while increasing the number of supporters like you.


Your company will generate philanthropic goodwill while having your name associated with well-known and much listened-to station programs. Your company will be mentioned a minimum of eight times per hour during your corporate challenge. You will also be invited to “co-host” on air during your challenge as well as supply phone bank volunteers from your company.

WKAR 90.5 FM benefits with increased public support. Your challenge grant will help keep shows on the air such as Morning Edition with Melissa Benmark, All Things Considered with Brad Walker, Current State with Mark Bashore, classical music with Jody Knol & Jamie Paisley and much much more.

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