Curtin FM’s wide show of sup­port

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

CURTIN FM staff were all smiles af­ter the public showed their con­tin­ued sup­port for the sta­tion by do­nat­ing more than $102,000 dur­ing the an­nual Ra­dio­thon.

The amount was raised from more than 1900 in­di­vid­ual dona­tions, rang­ing from $2 to $1000 and in­cluded a num­ber of raf­fled items 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 co-or­di­nate the event and the to­tal is tes­ta­ment to this ef­fort.”

More than 50 sta­tion volun- teers took calls, col­lated pledges and as­sisted with the five-day event.

Curtin Uni­ver­sity Vice-Pres­i­dent, Cor­po­rate Re­la­tions and Devel­op­ment 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.”

Curtin FM is West­ern Australia’s largest com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion with more than 200,000 lis­ten­ers weekly.

Curtin FM staff cel­e­brate af­ter re­ceiv­ing more than $100,000 in dona­tions.

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