Nov 24, 2009

WLIU breaks pledge record

Good news for Peconic Public Broadcasting, new owners of WLIU in Southampton, N.Y.: Listeners contributed a record total of more than $90,000 during its on-air fund drive Nov. 19-22. Nearly 700 supporters pledged almost three times the highest amount raised when the station was under Long Island University, according to "From Saturday afternoon, when we had received more than $50,000, we knew this was going to be a different fund drive," said General Manager Wally Smith.

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