June 14th, 2013 | Staff News
Greg Keener of WFDD (88.5) was elected to a three-year term of the Public Radio Association of Development Officer’s (PRADO) board of directors.
Keener has worked for WFDD since 2004. He coordinates individual giving efforts and education programs at the station. Keener’s work includes planning and execution of development efforts, including on-air pledge drives, and community education programs such as Radio Camp, a summer day camp for middle school students, and Radio 101, an afterschool program for high school students.
PRADO is a membership organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals. Through PRADO activities, newcomers are welcomed and oriented to public radio, members are recognized for their achievements, provided with mentoring and idea sharing opportunities, and have ongoing peer-to-peer communication with colleagues. The organization’s goal is to retain and advance the careers of those dedicated to public broadcasting development. The volunteer PRADO Board is elected by the membership.
June 7th, 2013 | Events
The American Singers’ Opera Project (ASOP) is underway at Wake Forest, and fans can get a local taste of what’s going on there on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Arbor Acres Retirement Community during ASOP’s first Aria Evening.
The High School Art Song Matinee is June 13 at 3 p.m. and that evening at 7 p.m.. it’s the first of three performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with chamber orchestra in Brendle Recital Hall in Scales Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 ($7 for students).
Artistic Director and American soprano Barbara DeMaio Caprilli and Director and associate professor of music and lyric tenor Richard Heard joined David Ford on WFDD.
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May 14th, 2013 | Hot Topics, University Announcement
The following is a message from President Nathan Hatch:
While commencement season always brings about a sense of new beginnings and opportunities, it’s also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have called Wake Forest University home.
Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are grateful for the many contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 800 years of service to the University: Continue reading »
April 30th, 2013 | University Announcement
WFDD (88.5 FM), the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest, raised $262,902 during its spring fundraising campaign, exceeding its goal. The drive took place Thursday, April 18, through Thursday, April 25, with 2,524 listeners making donations to the station; 30% of that total were first-time gifts.
WFDD’s general manager, Tom Dollenmayer, said that meeting the goal this early in the fiscal year is an unprecedented success, and attributed the success to a number of factors, including the fact that WFDD is fortunate to have a truly dedicated and passionate audience, which has grown to twice the size it was a year ago.
On Earth Day, April 22, the stationed partnered with the National Forest Foundation to have a tree planted for every gift of $50 or higher. The trees will be planted in a single project in spring 2014 to help with a major reforestation effort. WFDD listeners generated more than 200 trees with their gifts.
According to membership manager Greg Keener, the goal for the spring campaign encompassed money received via direct mail, online giving, and telephone pledges called in during the on-air campaign. This year, the station continued its commitment to reducing the number of on-air fundraising days, with only 10 pledge drive days so far this fiscal year. Continue reading »
April 15th, 2013 | Staff News
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June 25th, 2012 | Events
WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest, raised $54,133 in one day of on-air fundraising on Thursday, June 14.
For the past several years, the station, which serves 32 counties in northwest North Carolina and southern Virginia, has held a short on-air fundraising campaign in June to close out its fiscal year. This June’s total is the largest amount the station has raised during an end-of-year campaign.
WFDD’s fiscal year runs through June 30. With the success of the June pledge drive, the station is poised to meet its individual giving goal for this fiscal year, according to membership manager Greg Keener. Throughout the fiscal year, the station raises funds through direct mail, email and on-air appeals. This year, the station continued its commitment to reducing the number of on-air fundraising days, finishing with a total of 10 pledge drive days. Continue reading »
June 14th, 2012 | Events
Thursday, June 14, will be a big day for your campus public radio station, 88.5 WFDD. Each year, the station holds an end-of-fiscal-year fundraiser. This year, WFDD is keeping the June pledge drive to just one day — and if history is any indicator, it will be fun-filled, busy day at “the little yellow farm house.”
If you want to join in the fun and get a behind-the-scenes look at a public radio pledge drive, drop by the WFDD studios, located next to Kentner Stadium, anytime from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. If you’d like to volunteer to answer some phones or stuff some receipts in envelopes, get in touch with WFDD’s volunteer coordinator, ShaDonna Crosby, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh, and we hear they always have a good supply of chocolate on hand, in case you need a mid-day or afternoon pick-me-up!
If you can’t drop by, make sure to tune in to WFDD to track their progress, or check for updates on the WFDD website, wfdd.org, or their Facebook page. They’ll also give away three Apple iPads — at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. You can learn more about the one-day pledge drive and the giveaways here: http://wfdd.org/mship/2012june.php.
If you count on WFDD for Morning Edition each day on your drive to work, Triad Arts Up Close for coverage of local music, theater, art and film, or tune in each Saturday for a laugh on Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!, you can make a pledge of support to help cover the costs of running the station.