Listeners of community radio station, Curtin FM, have once again rallied together to raise more than $145,000 during the station’s annual Radiothon.
A total of 2,100 donations were received as part of Curtin FM’s 46th fundraiser with all proceeds going towards the running of the station.
Curtin FM Station Manager Mr Quinn Glasson said he was grateful to the community for their generous support.
“The amount raised is a testament to the loyalty of our listeners and we are so thankful for their generosity, especially when we are all feeling the effects of a tough post-pandemic economy,” Mr Glasson said.
“Curtin FM wouldn’t be the station it is without the support of our volunteers who offer their time to provide listeners with thoughtful content and entertainment each week.”
“70 volunteers lent a hand during our five-day Radiothon event by taking calls and collating pledges and I thank each and every one of them for their help.”
Curtin University Vice-President of Corporate Relations, Ms Valerie Raubenheimer, said community donations would help the volunteer-driven radio station continue to flourish.
“Year on year Radiothon delivers an outstanding result which highlights the incredible support Curtin FM has not only attracted, but also maintained, over the years,” Ms Raubenheimer said.
“Radiothon would not exist without its dedicated listeners and of course the volunteers who graciously give up their time to run the station.”
Curtin FM is Western Australia’s largest community radio station with 180,000 weekly listeners.
Based at Curtin University’s Perth Campus, Curtin FM is a not-for-profit enterprise completely funded by community support and sponsorships.
For more information about Curtin FM, visit here.