KCR membership drive wraps up this week

The radio station still needs help to reach its fundraising target

Kootenay Co-op Radio is nearing the end of its annual fall membership drive but is only two-fifths of the way to meeting its fundraising goal.

The campaign has raised $6,000 to date. The goal is to raise $15,000.

As a member-owned cooperative, KCR’s membership drives account for over a third of the station’s operating costs. The biannual drives are a way for the radio to reach out to new members, and to remind current members that their memberships need to renewed once per year.

Holding an active membership lets you participate in the governance of KCR. Some memberships also come with a Friends of KCR card for discounts at lots of local businesses. Simply by using the Friends of KCR card, your membership will pay for itself.

The fee for membership is either a $30 flat fee or a monthly payments of $4 or $5, which totals $48 or $60 over the course of the year. Only members making monthly payments get the discount card.

Memberships are available for purchase online at kootenaycoopradio.com, at the station (308A Hall Street), or at various booths set up around the community until November 9. Booth locations include Kootenay Coop, Nelson Library, Save On Foods and the Nelson Trading Co. We will also have a booth at the last Saturday Market.

Kootenay Co-op Radio is also fundraising $10,000 for a new transmitter. A donor program called “the $100 club” to support this effort. Any individual or group that donates $100 becomes part of the club.

This week KCR radio show hosts will have special guests and great prizes for listeners who buy or renew a memberships or donate to the $100 club.

See a list of special programming and guests at kootenaycoopradio.com.

This story will appear in the West Kootenay Advertiser.