A luncheon for the community marks a historic landmark in KACU history; a celebration of 25 years of public radio in Abilene and the Big Country of West Texas. KACU serves one of the smallest markets in the U.S. and it has been said the area population is too small to support a public radio station. But, with typical West Texas style, the community defied the odds and has maintained 89.7 KACU, AbilenePublicRadio, for 25 years.
Event Chair, Billye Proctor-Shaw announced a luncheon will replace the traditional Spring Membership drive and will honor Dr. William J. Teague and the other visionaries who brought public radio to the Big Country. Honorary Chairs for the event are Dr. Jess Fletcher, Dr. Thomas Kim and Dr. Royce Money.
KACU’s mission is to train broadcast students from area colleges and universities while entertaining, educating and enriching Abilene and the Big Country of West Texas.
The luncheon will be held in the Conference Center at the Abilene Civic Center, Thursday, March 8th. It will begin at 11:45 a.m. and an old time radio program will provide a fun look back into KACU history. Tables, tickets and information are all available by calling KACU-FM at 674-2441. Ask for Sandy.