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Yellowstone Public Radio staff and volunteers are readying themselves for the Spring 2011 Fund Drive, one of two weeks each year set aside for on-air fundraising. YPR, heard locally on KEMC (91.7 FM) and on a series of translator stations throughout Eastern Montana and Northern Wyoming, receives more than 65 percent of its annual funding from individual listener support and business underwriting.

“We wouldn’t be here without generous financial support from our listeners,” says YPR general manager Ken Siebert. “These on-air fundraising events are the best way to reach out and make the case for that support.”

On-air fundraising begins early Monday morning, April 11, and ends Sunday afternoon, April 17. The minimum fundraising goal for the week is $180,000. YPR is currently accepting pledges of support online at ypradio.org and through the mail to: Friends of Public Radio, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101.

Pledges submitted before the start of the on-air fund drive will count toward the minimum fundraising goal.

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