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88.5 WFDD launches new fundraising strategy

WFDD.logo.forinside88.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, begins its spring pledge drive on April 6, but is attempting to reach its goal of $280,000 without the traditional interruptions to programming. The station is calling this effort a “Warp Drive,” and will be sharing fundraising messages in short on-air spots, live mentions during regular station breaks, via emails to its mailing list, and on social media.

Sara Chisesi, Membership Coordinator at 88.5 WFDD, said that the Warp Drive plan was inspired by other stations around the country that have found success with this type of effort. “We know that our listeners love the programming—that’s what they tune in to hear—so we always want to provide it with as few interruptions as possible. In the past several years, we’ve made a concerted effort to reduce the number of on-air pledge drives days we have, routinely coming in under the national average. But when we learned of other stations having success with a drive that didn’t interrupt programming at all, we knew we had to give it a try.”

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January 2015 goings

See a list of employees leaving the University in January 2015.

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January 2015 staff milestones

Lacy R. Watson, a maintenance technician at Graylyn, has been a part of the Wake Forest community for 25 years. Below is a list of other staff members celebrating milestones this month.

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Winter concerts: ‘Across the Blue Ridge: Old Sounds, New Trails’

blue.ridge.pkwy.winter.300x17588.5 WFDD, the public radio station licensed to Wake Forest University, and the Blue Ridge Music Center, operated by The National Park Service and in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, are presenting a winter concert tour, Across the Blue Ridge: Old Sounds, New Trails. The concert series is funded in part by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

The tour will include four music concerts in cities around the Piedmont and High Country (Mount Airy, West Jefferson, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem), each of which will be emceed by radio host Paul Brown and will include a variety of mountain music styles such as Old-Time Bluegrass, Country Blues, Americana, and Folk. Paul Brown & His Piedmont Pals (Terri McMurray and Craig Smith) will perform at all four of the shows in addition to musical guests.

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Wake Foresters attend international climate change conference

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Justin Catanoso

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An important international conference on climate change is taking place in Lima, Peru and Wake Forest University has three distinguished voices in attendance.

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) is taking place Dec. 1-12.

Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, is a freelance journalist who covers environmental and climate change issues. His reporting is sponsored in part by the Wake Forest Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C. He is producing stories for WFDD, National Geographic NewsWatch, BusinessInsider.com and the Pulitzer Center.

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November 2014 staff milestones

Elide Vargas, administrative coordinator in Politics and International Affairs, is celebrating her 30 year milestone this month. See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for November 2014.

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October 2014 faculty and staff milestones

Keith M. Wise, superintendent in Facilities & Campus Services, is celebrating 40 years at Wake Forest.

See the complete list of faculty and staff milestones for October 2014:

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September 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in September 2014:

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September 2014 staff miletsones

See a list of staff milestones for September 2014:

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July 2014 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining the University in July 2014.

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