YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s public radio service, 88.5 WYSU-FM, is having a donor and membership awareness campaign throughout October.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WYSU will not conduct a traditional membership drive this fall. Instead, it is asking for listener support through online contributions.
The station’s goal is to hear from 1,000 donors by the end of the month, a news release states. Listeners can contribute to WYSU by going to the station’s website and clicking on the “Donate Now” button.
As part of the station’s monthlong fundraising efforts, listeners can contribute to WYSU by sponsoring station director Gary Sexton’s fund run. Sexton turned 65 this year, and on Oct. 25 he plans on running his age — 65 miles on the Greater Allegheny Passage — in support of local public radio. Listeners can sponsor his run by donating a dollar amount per mile that he runs. For details, click here.A new WYSU ceramic bistro mug is available as a thank-you gift this fall for a donation of $60 or more. For a contribution of $120 or more, donors can choose between a new WYSU ball cap or a new WYSU winter hat with pom pom. Information about the station’s fall thank-you gifts is available here.