Daily Drive Report: Not Your Typical Membership Drive

Sep 5, 2013

Founding VPR General Manager Ray Dilley, on the air during a membership drive (1980).

Today, we kick-off our September Membership Drive.

And although we are still on the air asking for your support, this is definitely not your typical drive.

You've asked for shorter membership drives. And we are giving it to you. (We are making even more changes to our drives in the coming year; if you are interested, you can get the full details in a recent blog post.)

Historically, our drives span 10 full days. This drive is just eight.

That might not sound like a lot. But here's the real catch: we still need to make our goal in order for VPR to remain on strong financial footing. The question is, can we do it in less time than usual?

So just like those that came before us (for example, Ray Dilley pictured here), we are going out on a limb and putting our faith and trust in you, the listener.

We anxiously sit by the phone (and now computers, too) hoping - knowing - that you will think about what VPR means to you and make a gift to support this important service.