KWSO end of year pledge drive

KWSO radio is holding an end of the year “sustaining membership” pledge drive through December 31.

The public radio station, owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, has been on the air since 1986. Programming serves the Warm Springs Reservation as well as surrounding Central Oregon Communities.

KWSO was recognized last year by the National Association of Broadcasters with the Golden Torchlight Award for Programming Excellence.

KWSO has also been recognized by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters six times as Non Commercial Station of the Year.

“We are a little station, doing big things,” says station manager Sue Matters.

Funding for KWSO comes from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribes, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant program, local businesses with program underwriting, and listeners who are KWSO members.

“Individuals can really make a difference by supporting our work with the purchase of a KWSO membership,” Ms. Matters said.

“Our year end pledge drive is focused on increasing the number of sustaining memberships, which means folks can give $10 or $20 a month, and set it up for recurring payments off their credit card.”

Currently KWSO has only four sustaining members with a goal of 50 before the end of 2017.

To encourage people to sign up now, new sustaining members will have their names put into a drawing on New Year’s Eve for prizes that include a night’s stay at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and one night accommodation at Sunriver Resort’s Lodge Village.

KWSO is asking listeners and community members to visit their website:

Click on the ‘contribute now’ button to become a KWSO sustaining member.