Dear friends of WHUP,
In the shrinking world of truly independent broadcasting, WHUP has stood as a beacon of community radio since 2015. We need your support during our spring Begathon fundraiser to continue providing our locally produced programming that spotlights the good works and creative talent in the greater Triangle area and beyond. At last count, we’ve had more than 900 guests in the WHUP studios representing local non-profits, small businesses, government agencies, the local music scene and much more. Our unique music and talk shows are curated and produced entirely by our small army of skilled volunteers, but we have fixed costs we need to meet and we are now at a critical time in WHUP’s evolution – we also need upgraded technology and equipment to meet current demands, so we’re asking everyone who believes in what we’re doing to make a tax-deductible donation in any amount small, medium or large to help us reach our goal of $10,000. That’s a pittance for most public stations, but it’s huge for us because, simply put, we do more with less.
We rely primarily on our listeners to provide the funding necessary to maintain and expand our programming and services, and while we know the needs in the community are great – we spend a lot of our time stumping for other non-profits filling critical holes in the social safety net – we hope you’ll see our role as a hub for information and a catalyst for action as worth of your contribution.
WHUP’s operations are a group effort that depends on our 100+ core volunteers and the more than 200 other folks who have donated their time and skills to making WHUP the force that it has become. Please do your part today and help keep us going. Thanks from all of us at WHUP!