Wyoming Public Media is a public broadcasting state network licensed to the Trustees of the University of Wyoming.
Wyoming Public Media is made up of five services:
- Wyoming Public Radio
- Classical Wyoming
- Jazz Wyoming
- Wyoming Sounds
Wyoming Public Media's Current Fundraising Goal
Wyoming Public Media believes that keeping the public informed is more important now than ever before and is dedicated to in-depth journalism and community engagement. Wyoming Public Media also provides cultural and entertaining programing which lets you escape from the current times. It is important to invest in public radio, especially now, as we witness the role strong media plays in our lives. We cannot give up. Wyoming Public Media needs to remain at the forefront of every issue that arises within our community and our nation. This commitment requires your support today not only for yourself but for the benefit of the thousands of listeners who rely on strong media.
We scaled back our spring drive to dedicate all on-air time to breaking news. So many listeners responded not only for themselves, but for others whose situation precluded pledging this time. We are now only $200,000 short of the dollar goal we need to operate. If you pledged, thank you! If not, then take this moment to help WPM bridge the gap.
How much money does WPM need to operate the station?
Our total operating budget is approximately $3.4 million, coming from a variety of sources, individual members being the largest source of funding. In 2019-2020 we need to raise $1,900,000 from individual members to meet our operating obligations.
How does WPM raise the $1,900,000 from individuals?
Fundraising is a year-long ongoing activity. WPM fundraising begins July 1 at the start of every fiscal year, and ends June 30 at its close. Money is collected from sustaining and installment members, one-time donors, donors to specific local programs, and many who give outside of fund drives. Then, we add the Fall and Spring funds drives, which produce a heightened level of excitement and remind many people to renew their pledge, increase it, or join WPM for the first time.
In addition, there are numerous "reminder" opportunities throughout the year, such as year-end drives, one-day drives, drives to increase new members, and others. The overall goal is to beat the clock and reach $1.9 million in contributions by June 30.
And then, we say "thank you" to our donors, and produce great public radio!