One day. One purpose. Keep Michigan Radio strong.
For nearly three months, our team of reporters, producers, hosts, engineers, and more have been working to bring you the news you rely on without interruption. Keeping you informed during the COVID-19 pandemic by bringing you breaking news, thorough analysis, and stories from the frontline has been our number one priority during this challenging time.
Today we're asking you to help us meet our fundraising goal of $400,000. One day. One purpose. Keep Michigan Radio strong. To understand more about why we're doing this, read a message from Michigan Radio's Program Director, Zoe Clark:
"I wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that we’re doing something today that we’ve never done in my 13 years at Michigan Radio: trying to raise an entire week’s Membership goal in just one day.
Back in March, we were planning to have our usual weeklong on-air fundraiser. But when the Coronavirus hit Michigan, we postponed the drive. It was an easy decision because we know the most important use of our airwaves is for critical news and information for you.
Now we find ourselves with a budget deficit of about half a million dollars. Rather than interrupt vital newscasts and programs, we’re just coming to you today during our regularly scheduled breaks (where you might normally hear a weather forecast, for example) to ask for your support.
Many Michiganders are facing financial difficulty right now. It means not everyone can give. That is OK. Public radio is here for everyone. No matter what! But, if you are able to give today, know that your support is what keeps Michigan Radio going. It’s as simple as that. Give for yourself, give for someone who might not be able to donate, and give so that our community has strong, local not-for-profit news during these uncertain times."
Today we're asking our listeners and supporters to chip in what they can to support thorough, accurate reporting and local journalism. Thank you.