The community has once again shown generous support for radio station Curtin FM by donating more than $102,000 during the annual Radiothon.
The amount was raised from more than 1,900 individual donations, ranging from $2 to $1,000 and also included a number of raffled items that were donated by station sponsors.
Station Manager Quinn Glasson thanked all those who donated to the Radiothon and said the total was evidence of the loyalty of Curtin FM’s listeners and volunteers.
“The continued success of Radiothon is proof of the strength of Curtin FM as a community network,” Mr Glasson said.
“Each year the Curtin FM staff and volunteers work tirelessly to coordinate the event and the total is testament to this effort.”
More than 50 station volunteers helped by taking calls, collating pledges and assisting with the five-day event.
Curtin University Vice-President, Corporate Relations and Development, Ms Valerie Raubeheimer said the money raised from Radiothon goes straight back into running the station, including the cadet journalism program for Curtin students.
“The donations that come in year after year demonstrate how much the community appreciates Curtin FM and wants it to continue its great work,” Ms Raubenheimer said.
“The money raised also supports the cadet journalism program which offers a unique training experience for students who often go on to find jobs in the broadcasting industry.”
Curtin FM is Western Australia’s largest community radio station with more than 200,000 listeners weekly. It is based at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus and is a not-for-profit enterprise completely self-funded from community support and corporate sponsorship.