WUSM-FM, Roots Radio 88.5 at The University of Southern Mississippi, will kick off its 2011 Membership Drive Saturday, April 16 at the Roots Reunion in the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown Hattiesburg.
The drive is part of a series of fundraising events aimed at raising awareness and funds for equipment and operation costs at the Southern Miss station. The membership drive will run through April 30, 2011, with members receiving a variety of benefits as part of a one-year membership.
In addition to the Roots Reunion, several other fundraising events are scheduled. “Painting with a Purpose” will take place Thursday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. at Painting with a Twist on Weathersby Road. The cost to participate is $50 per person, with each participant-artist creating his or her own custom piece of artwork. “Painting with a Purpose” is sponsored by The Keg and Barrel.
There is also “A Round for Roots Radio” Golf Tournament on Monday, April 25, at the Hattiesburg Country Club. Robert St. John, chef, author, restaurateur, Hattiesburg native, and fan of WUSM, is chair for this first-time event. The cost to play is $100 per person or $400 per team.
Hattiesburg Clinic, The University of Southern Mississippi School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Crescent City Grill, Ashley Furniture Home Store, and Budweiser are sponsors of the event. A variety of other sponsorship opportunities are available.
The voice of The University of Southern Mississippi since 1969, WUSM-FM 88.5 has a mission and legal responsibility to serve its community. The station was established to facilitate, support and enhance USM’s mission of teaching, training, and service. It is designed to support activities and programs within the University, local non-profits and the needs of listeners, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, and underwriters. It is a public radio station, organized to engage and include students in all areas of station operations.
For more information on becoming a member or to register for any of these events, please visit www.southernmissradio.com or call us at 601.266.5188.