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WOUB Radio Network completes successful membership campaign

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 26, 2004) -- The WOUB Radio Network successfully completed its annual Fall Radio Membership Campaign, raising nearly $64,000, with the final day bringing in over $11,000 in pledges. The goal for the drive was $61,500. Programs raising the most money during the membership campaign included "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," "The Diane Rhem Show," "Crossing Boundaries" and "Below the Salt."

Close to 850 pledges contributed to the success of the fall drive, with over 330 of those pledges being new members to WOUB. High volumes of calls and online pledges came from the Portsmouth and Zanesville areas as well as the Ashland, Ky. area. "The format change certainly contributed to the large amount of new members this year. Also, "The Diane Rhem Show" performed very well with new and renewing members, as part of the new day time line-up on WOUB-FM," said Doug Partusch, WOUB associate director for Development and Communications.

WOUB Radio would like to thank the many community organizations volunteering their time and energy to answer listener calls, including: Alpha Lambda Delta Fraternity, American Cancer Society, Athens AM Rotary, Athens Noon Rotary, Athens Rotaract Club, Denise Harter Advertising, ETSEO, Friends of the Libraries at Ohio University, The Gathering Place, HAPCA 317 Board, Jukebox Student Television Show, Kiwanis Club of Downtown Athens, Railroad Model and Historical Society of SE Ohio, Returned Peace Corp Volunteers, River Valley Community School, Southeast Regional Food Center and the Twisted Dimentions Car Club. WOUB Radio would also like to thank the numerous local restaurants for their continued support, including: Athens' Own, Burger King, Casa Nueva Restaurant, The Corner Café, The Farmacy Natural Foods Deli, Frog Ranch Foods, Mr. Robert Lewis, Pepsi of Athens, Purple Chopstix, Wendy's and ZOE.

Listeners interested in pledging their support can still do so online at: www.woub.org/membership.  

The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations: WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM.

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Media Contact: Woub Public Information Coordinator Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-4944 or olivea_oldham@woub.pbs.org

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