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Kootenay Co-op Radio begins spring membership drive

By Contributor
May 13th, 2012

Why do you listen to the radio?

To hear music?

To learn what’s happening in the world?

To share ideas and events? 

Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR), is entering its 13th year on the air of local music, local news and local support, entirely supported by the love of its listeners.

Radio isn’t cheap. KCR’s annual budget is over $130 000—money that goes to staff salaries, signal maintenance and day-to-day operations.  To stay on the air, KCR hosts membership drives to meet a third of its yearly budget.

More than ever, the “little station that could” needs you. Interior Health requires Kootenay Coop Radio needs to move its radio tower from its home on the Kootenay Lake Hospital roof in Nelson.

This major move will cost the station at least $10,000. Staff and volunteers at KCR are researching the most feasible option,  but the move and investment are inevitable.

Ensure we stay on the air.

Become a member during this year’s drive, May 19-26.

Start or continue your membership with as little as $5 per month with safe, secure monthly account withdrawals—so you can donate easily to support local radio’s critical community service all year long.  Cheque, cash, VISA and Paypal are also payment options.

Your membership ensures KCR continues providing non-profit radio: unbiased news, local and emerging artist promotion and cultural support in your community. As a member, you have a hand in promoting the ideas and art that are important to you.

Look for Kootenay Co-op Radio at membership booths during the entire month of May in your community—we’ll be at popular local businesses and venues to make your membership easy to activate.

Need a further incentive?

The popular Friends of KCR incentive card provides discounts at KCR’s sponsors—community partners who love community radio. The price of your membership is quickly paid off when you support local businesses who support KCR.

You can also show your support for KCR by wearing a limited edition tee shirt or hoodie with a $10 or $20 per month membership.

You could even win a weekend passe to Starbelly Jam, Kaslo Jazz Etc and Shambala music festival.

There are many reasons to love radio from your community, about your community.

Don’t forget Kootenay Co-op Radio.

It’s radio from the heart.

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