Save KPLU Campaign Update: March 31

Dear Friends,

A group of generous listeners has pooled together a $500K challenge! Your contribution to the Save KPLU campaign will be matched dollar for dollar — but only through April 15th! The response to this challenge has been extraordinary. In just the first four days half the challenge money has already been matched.

If you want to have your donation doubled, make sure to send in your contribution as soon as possible. With this challenge and your generosity, we will be halfway to our $7 million goal by early next week! And now that we have 501(c)(3) status, you can be assured that your gift will be tax deductible. Now is the time to donate at


Our next community meeting is tonight at the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle, from 7 to 8:30 in the Legacy Hall. Come a little early and check out the exhibits. Address and other info is at the KPLU Calendar . We hope to see you there.

And for South Sounders, we have a meeting in Olympia scheduled for April 13th, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Put it on your calendar! Details here.

Please keep an eye on the KPLU Calendar, as well as the KPLU website, for all upcoming events. It’s a long list! We’ll also announce events on the air as they get closer.


From the very beginning, we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of public support, especially from our media colleagues.

The Seattle Times Editorial Board wrote that, “A robust, diverse media is an essential element of a strong democracy. The region should ensure KPLU stays on air.”

The News Tribune and The Everett Herald also wrote editorials in support of an independent KPLU.

We also wanted to share another stunning letter of support from the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra:

“KPLU is the nerve center for jazz and blues in our community. We don’t want to lose it! We hope you will join SRJO in taking a stand for jazz and blues in the Puget Sound region.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and KPLU are a part of the jazz community in the Puget Sound Region. All of us at SRJO urge jazz lovers throughout the region to immediately make a donation to the fund drive so together we can keep KPLU a vital and independent part of our jazz community.”


Read the entire letter of support, and share it with friends. A heartfelt thanks to the board of the SRJO for this wonderful show of public support.

And thank YOU for your support. With your help, this is going to happen.

— Friends of 88-5 FM