WMMT FALL FUND DRIVE October 16-26

WMMT 88.7 FM is Mountain Community Radio,

ran by real people, like YOU!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for real people radio.

OCTOBER 16-26, 2017

Pre-Fund Drive

ONLINE ONLY OFFER

Give online BEFORE October 16, get your premium AND be entered to WIN 

Tell It On the Mountain

an out of circulation audio treasure of the life of 15 women writers with roots in the Appalachian Mountains… as told in their own words through interviews and readings. Hosted by renowned poet, Nikki Giovanni.

Released 20 years ago, Tell It On the Mountain won the 1997 Golden Reel Award; Best National Documentary. Contributing artists are Nikki Giovanni, Marilou Awiakta, Lee Smith, Mary Lee Settle, Barbara Kingsolver, George Ella Lyon, Michelle Y. Green, Jo Carson, Bobbie Ann Mason, Sharyn McCrumb, Wilma Dykeman, Lou Crabtree, Rita Quillen, Anne Shelby, and Denise Giardina.

 

All donations are tax deductible. Please take advantage of these premiums, listing your preferences in notes for the donor roll.

Gift of $200: Dedication Day
(A day of broadcast dedicated to the person or group of your choice. Ie. Coal miners, teachers, mothers, foster parents, etc)
Gift of $88.70: WMMT T-shirt & WMMT Tote (Please indicate size S – XXL)
Gift of $60: WMMT T-shirt (Please indicate size S – XXL)
Gift of $50: WMMT Tote Bag OR Hat

“Mighty fine, mighty fine.” Old Red’s oft heard turn of phrase on First Generation Bluegrass is a pretty fitting descriptor as the leaves begin to change and give us what is always a beautiful Appalachian fall. With the changing of the leaves, comes the need for another kind of change – the kind that keeps Mountain Community Radio on-air and in our lives.

WMMT’s Fall Fund Drive is October 16th – 26th! Our goal is to raise $20,000 for real people radio.

Whether you tune in for the rock or the bluegrass, the country or hip hop, or all of the above plus everything in between, we are so thankful you do. Beyond our music programming, WMMT highlights the voices, stories, and news of communities here and across the region.

In recent months, WMMT’s reporting on the rise of black lung cases throughout Appalachia, in partnership with National Public Radio and the Ohio Valley ReSource, won three national media awards. Working with regional clinics, WMMT reporter/producer Benny Becker, uncovered black lung rates 20 times higher than federal reports, and in younger miners. Your support today will ensure WMMT’s continued ability to surface critical issues like these.

This fund drive also brings the premiere of our new youth designed and produced program, Appalachian Angst: Putting the You in Youth Radio. Also on the youth front, our Passing the Pick and Bow program provides traditional music to students in local public schools for low to no cost every week during the school year. To expand our after school programming, we are planning a Girls Rock Camp for next summer.

Listeners like YOU make all of this possible. Thank you for keeping mountain community radio alive!

All donations are tax deductible. Please take advantage of these premiums, listing your preferences in notes for the donor roll. You can also call and make a pledge to your favorite programmers during this fund drive by calling 1-888-396-1208.

  • Gift of $200: Dedication Day

    • (A day of broadcast dedicated to the person or group of your choice. Ie. Coal miners, teachers, mothers, foster parents, etc)

  • Gift of $88.70: WMMT T-shirt & WMMT Tote (Please indicate size S – XXL)

  • Gift of $60: WMMT T-shirt (Please indicate size S – XXL)

  • Gift of $50: WMMT Tote Bag OR Hat

ONLINE ONLY OFFER

  • Give ONLINE before OCTOBER 16, get your premium AND be entered to WIN

Thanks for supporting the greatest little radio station in the whole wide w-h-i-r-l-e-d world (as Wiley Quixote would say)!