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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 14, 2010

KXCV/KRNW kicks off annual fall fund drive

MARYVILLE, Mo. - KXCV/KRNW will launch its annual fall fund drive Saturday, Oct. 16 in an effort to boost support for the 100,000-watt FM public radio station at Northwest Missouri State University.

Anyone can show their support and become a member of KXCV/KRNW by going to the station's website at and clicking on the "Become a Member" button or the blinking "Fall Fund Drive" banner at the top right corner of the page. Contributions also may be submitted to KXCV/KRNW Public Radio, 800 University Drive, Wells Hall, Maryville, MO 64468.

The fund drive runs through Friday, Oct. 22. Memberships run Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.

Memberships begin at $52, and other levels of giving and benefits are available to those who wish to support public radio programming in the KXCV/KRNW listening area. Supporting Memberships are $250 and Sustaining Memberships are $500. Supporters who give $1,000 or more become members of the Millennium Club.

Members who contribute $250 or more are eligible to participate in "Northwest Nites." Each event includes a gourmet meal along with tickets to an Encore performance.

General Manager Rodney Harris said KXCV/KRNW relies heavily on membership support to fund programming costs and ensure public radio exists in northwest Missouri.

"It's a chance for not only our current members or lapsed members to renew their memberships but also for listeners to become new members," Harris said. "If you value NPR programs, if you value programming like 'Prairie Home Companion,' 'Morning Edition,' 'Car Talk' and 'Fresh Air,' it's important to give."

Located at 90.5 (KXCV in Maryville) and 88.9 (repeater station KRNW in Chillicothe) on the FM dial, the station provides streaming audio worldwide via its website and to iPhone and iPod Touch users who install the free Public Radio Tuner application on their hand-held devices. KXCV/KRNW transmits both analog and digital signals so that listeners with new-generation digital receivers can receive CD-quality sound.

Founded in 1971, KXCV/KRNW serves broadcast listeners in northwest and north central Missouri, southwest Iowa, southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas with around-the-clock news and information, classical music and jazz programming.

For more information about the KXCV/KRNW fall fund drive, or to make a pledge, call 660.562.1163 or 800.525.5928, or send an e-mail to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468