Save KPLU Campaign Update: February 11

Dear Friends,
With your help, we have raised close to $1.3 million and our campaign is in full swing. The Friends of 88-5 FM group is meeting with individual donors, planning community meetings and working with volunteers to make our goal: $7 million by June 30th.

We are now able to take credit cards! If you pledged your support, but have been waiting for the credit card option, please go to KPLU.ORG and fulfill your pledge today! If you have not donated yet, please consider a donation to help save an independent newsroom, a voice for regional news and music, and a professionally curated jazz and blues service.We are also able to take stock gifts. If you are interested, please contact Director of Development, Mary Dunaway, at 1-800-677-5758 during regular business hours.
Our first community meeting is Thursday February 18th at The Old Post Office Building in downtown Tacoma, 1102 A St , from 7:00 to 8:30p. KPLU’s General Manager Joey Cohn and Director of Content Matt Martinez will be there to update you on the campaign, and to answer your questions. Midday jazz hosts Dick Stein and Robin Lloyd will be there, along with KPLU’s Business and Labor reporter Ashley Gross. We’re excited to talk with you about the campaign, we hope you’ll join us.
Our next events will be in Seattle and Bellingham. We will have details soon.ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN PLU AND UW
The Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) between PLU and UW has been finalized and submitted to the FCC. Included in the agreement is an amended section that allows a community group to match the offer by the UW. If Friends of 88-5 FM is able to raise the funds, the UW will stand down and PLU will enter into an APA with Friends of 88-5 FM. The entire agreement is available at KPLU.ORG, or by clicking here:
If you missed it, check out this great story KOMO News did on the Save KPLU campaign here.And read this interview with KPLU General Manager Joey Cohn in the industry newspaper RadioInk here.
You need $7 million in six months. That’s a lot of money. How are you going to make that happen?“It’s going to be a combination of support, including small gifts from thousands of listeners, as well as some significant gifts from major donors. Besides our on-air and online fundraising, we have a number of community events that are being planned that will highlight our news, jazz, and blues programming.”
We’ll be in touch soon! Thanks for your support!– Friends of 88-5 FM