Local Radio Station Fund Drive

By: Sean Evans Email
By: Sean Evans Email

On the corner of Madison and 3rd Street in Whitesburg sits Appalshop, home to WMMT Radio.

WMMT has been serving up everything from old time Bluegrass music, to classic jazz to its listeners for years, and for the most part, without much government funding.

"The funding that we receive from the government is a small portion of what our budget is. Luckily we have very generous listeners," said WMMT General Manager Marcie Crim.

Crim says sometimes what money they do have to work with is not enough though, for things like new equipment in their studios.

"And with the cut-backs there is fear that we will never have the money to purchase that equipment," said Crim.

That's why, like many public stations across the nation, they rely on listeners to help out.

Crim says they get donations from listeners from here in Eastern Kentucky, whether listening at home, or driving down the road and listening to it on their car stereo...to listeners as far away as Scotland have donated their money to the various shows here at WMMT.

"MMT has a global impact, which you wouldn't expect," said Crim.

If you would like to donate to the radio station, the spring fund drive runs until April 29th.

Contact 606-633-1208.

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