KACU-FM's fall pledge drive begins Monday, October 1 and finishes on Friday afternoon, October 5. This intensive one-week drive will provide operating funds for Abilene's only public radio station. The station has two drives each year, fall and spring, that provide operational funding for national and international programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Performance Today, the BBC World Service as well as many other programs.
Additionally, funds provide employment for professional staff and student announcer staff. The station is part of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at Abilene Christian University. KACU has been supported by member donations from its beginning in 1986. This fall, the station is providing "thank you coffee mugs" sponsored by the ACU College of Arts and Sciences and native Texas tree seedlings ready for planting for windbreaks or other uses.
Finally, as an incentive for all the supporters of KACU pledging this fall, we are putting your name in a drawing for a new iPad 3 provided by Pura Vida Salon and Spa. Everyone is eligible except KACU and ACU employees and their families (see rules below). Please renew your membership or become a new member during this fall pledge drive.