One of the great things about Louisville is that the community really knows how to come together in support of local good things.
Take, for instance, Louisville Public Media and its recently completed fund drive. Literally its most successful ever. The organization – home to WFPL, everybody’s favorite classical station WUOL and WFPK – raised $615,015 from more than 3,500 people. That’s a 22% increase over last year’s best of $502,000.
More than 1,300 new members came into the fray as a result of this year’s drive – sticking it to the anti-NPR types. And Friday broke LPM’s single day fundraising record with $149,552. We’d say that’s kind of a big deal.
“We are grateful that so many people in our community made the decision to stand up for public radio,” said Donovan Reynolds, LPM’s president and general manager. “Many callers said they were alarmed by recent attempts to cut public radio’s federal funding, and contributed to make sure that we continue to have stable funding.”
This is why Louisville can have nice things.