Sincere thanks to you, our 104,1 members, who are supporting NPR FM Berlin during the Winter Membership Drive.
It's listener support that pays for your programs. Since our debut in Berlin in 2006, we have not received any funding from the German government.
This is the 2nd ever NPR FM Berlin Member Drive. In June, 2010, our first, we broadcast appeals for 30 days. In our current drive, acknowledging your feedback, we shortened the campaign to only 12 days (February 7 - February 18).
We'll end the official Winter Membership Drive at 8:00 pm, Friday, February 18. The good news is 73% of contributors during this campaign are first time members. Thank you. We still have a way to go. As of late Thursday, February 17, we've reached 55% of our 7500 euro goal.
The next NPR FM Berlin Membership drive won't happen until late September 2011, so your support right now will help us meet our overall 2011 goal, while also sustaining the valuable news and information service you rely on.
We're negotiating right now to bring the most requested program you have asked for to 104,1 and we hope to be able to make an announcement in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, and please make a membership pledge to NPR FM Berlin. Thank you.
One new member during this drive says: "as a new listener of NPR Berlin I am truly delighted with your programming. As a born in Berlin but lived half my life in the US and having dual citizenship and traveling yearly to the US, I can fully appreciate your outstanding service."