WPPB Year End Appeal

Nov 18, 2015

WPPB Year End Appeal -- It's the No Fund Drive Fund Drive!

Dear Listener, 

WPPB, Long Island’s Only NPR Station, needs your support this Holiday Season. In the spirit of giving, we have a gift for you. It’s A No Fund Drive, Fund Drive! We have eliminated our last 2015 On Air fund drive and are relying on you to help us make up the difference during this year end appeal. Imagine that, no Holiday Fund drive, just uninterrupted programming that makes a difference! As with year’s past, we will be providing you with special programming that has something for everyone including a live radio stage production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Suffolk Theater as well as other Holiday/Seasonal programs. This is just one example of how this NPR Member Station is here for you with programs that matter and enhance your life. We are here for you during the holidays and everyday 24/7. Won’t you add us to your gift list this year? 

WPPB has had a great year which included remote broadcasts from the Village of Southampton Fourth of July Parade followed by a well attended public event at the Southampton Arts Center, the East Hampton Library Author’s Night, Dan’s Papers Taste of Two Forks and Coverage of the Hampton’s Classic. 

We are also very proud of our strong collaboration with NPR this year. WPPB welcomed NPR’s David Greene to the Stony Brook University on November 12th with his special Morning Edition Series, Family Matters–which puts financial experts in touch with people to have their financial questions answered. We also finished up strong by winning awards in three categories of Dan’s Best of the Best. 

The staff, local hosts, and I have worked hard to build informative and entertaining local programs that complement NPR’s National shows as well as partnerships which make WPPB a vital community component on the Eastern End of Long Island and the Connecticut shoreline. Our commitment to the community is evident in our public service announcements and daily interviews with government officials, writers, local business owners, and non profits. 

How much more do you need to hear? It’s time to donate to WPPB Long Island’s Only LOCAL NPR Station. WPPB brings you 8,760 hours each year of the best local and national public radio programs, including 70 hours a week of locally produced music, news and community interest programming, and 50 hours of special interest programs from independent national producers. We welcome your donation via mail, online at 883wppb.org or on the phone. You can contact Susan Hanley, Director of Development and Marketing at: susanh@883wppb.org or Phone (631) 591-7003. Happy Holidays! 

– Wally Smith, WPPB, President and General Manager