Loyal listeners of local community radio station, Curtin FM have generously donated $142,000 towards the station’s annual Radiothon.
A total of 2,180 individual donations were received during the station’s week-long fundraising event, which ran from June 19 to 25, with all proceeds going towards the running of the station.
Curtin FM Station Manager Quinn Glasson said he was overwhelmed by the result of this year’s call out and the ongoing support from the local community.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have an amazing community of loyal listeners who have generously donated to the station, particularly at a time when the high cost of living means many are doing it tough,” Mr Glasson said.
Mr Glasson said the event’s success was a team effort, with the station relying on dozens of volunteers who gave up their time and energy to ensure a fantastic result.
“Radiothon would not be possible without our incredible volunteers who have helped us in countless ways, whether that be on air, counting donations, taking calls, updating our social media or just assisting around the station,” Mr Glasson said.
“Reaching a total of $142,000 in donations is a brilliant result and I feel so proud of the impact that the station has had on so many people across the Perth community.
“Curtin FM is self-funding and would not exist without its listeners and volunteers and we would like to thank each and every person who donated or gave up their time to support the station.”
Curtin FM is Western Australia’s largest community radio station with more than 200,000 weekly listeners.
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