The Kansas Audio-Reader Network at Kansas University will hold its annual on-air fund drive June 27, 28 and 29.
The event gives Audio-Reader's listeners a chance to contribute to the radio network, which is non-profit and relies heavily on private contributions to continue its service.
Audio-Reader Network provides 24-hour radio programming to blind and elderly Kansans. Broadcasting is received through a special receiver, sent free to qualified listeners.
"We hope to raise $3,500 from our listeners," Janet Campbell, Audio-Reader director, said. "This fund drive is especially important because of Audio-Reader's recent expansions."
Expansions include broadcasting in southeast Kansas via KRPS-FM in Pittsburg, in Clay Center on its cable system and in the Kansas City area via KCUR-FM. In southwest Kansas, the signal provided via KANZ-FM was improved recently by a satellite linkup.
During the fund drive, several media personalities and Audio-Reader staff members and volunteers will join the broadcasts during program breaks. Every listener who calls will be eligible for the grand prize drawing: a round-trip plane ticket anywhere TWA flies, including Nassau, Hawaii and Europe, provided by the Lawrence Travel Center.
Listeners, volunteers and friends of Audio-Reader are invited to stop by Audio-Reader during the fund drive for refreshments, a tour and registration for the grand prize drawing.
For more information, call Campbell at 864-4600.