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Fall pledge drive puts CPR on track to achieve annual financial goals

Organization Received More Than $900,000 in Annual Fall Membership Campaign

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Oct. 20, 2010 – From Oct. 6-14, more than 7,400 Colorado Public Radio (CPR) listeners came together to support statewide in-depth news and classical music during the organization's fall membership campaign.

“We're heartened by the generous support we received from listeners during this pledge drive, especially considering current economic conditions,” said Max Wycisk, president of CPR. “Each donation helps to maintain CPR's financial stability and allows us to continue providing in-depth news and classical music statewide.”

Colorado Public Radio entered into the fall 2010 pledge drive with two goals: to obtain 7,300 pledges and raise $840,000. CPR exceeded both goals and completed another successful fund drive with 7,417 people pledging a total of $909,757.

“Listener engagement and support is essential to CPR's mission and long-term success,” said Jim East, CPR's director of membership. “We're grateful to the thousands of people who pledged their support in this drive, and to the individuals, businesses, and foundations that provided incentives for listeners to participate.”

More than half of CPR's annual budget comes from individual donations. Other major sources of funding are businesses, corporations, foundations, and nonprofit groups. CPR receives no financial support from local or state governments. Federal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting accounts for less than six percent of the organization's budget.

Colorado Public Radio's next membership drive will take place during the first and second weeks of February 2011. CPR's fiscal year ends June 30, 2011.

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and classical music to nearly 470,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2009). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses, and foundations.

Colorado Public Radio In-Depth News: Denver 90.1 FM and 1340 AM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

Colorado Public Radio Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

View a map of CPR's in-depth news and classical music stations statewide.