Ben Brandow http://hppr.org en Thank you http://hppr.org/post/thank-you-2 <p>Thanks to the support of many HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise nearly $25,000 during our Summer Membership Campaign.&nbsp;<br /><br />Membership support is key to bringing public radio to the communities of the High Plains and makes up the largest percentage of HPPR's annual operating budget.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Jul 2014 01:16:05 +0000 Ben Brandow 33924 at http://hppr.org Thank you Help Close the Gap -- $10,740 remains ... http://hppr.org/post/help-close-gap-10740-remains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're down to the wire , having met&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">$25,260 of&nbsp;HPPR's June goal of $36,000.</strong></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">With only one day left in the month to close the gap, please take a moment to <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">pledge your support here&nbsp;now</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Your gift will help </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> keep its on-air fundraising to a minimum, and ensure that all your favorite programs are there for you each time you tune in.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a community licensed public radio station, </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; doesn't have any larger institution, such as a university to fall back on for support.&nbsp;</span><br /> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:02:37 +0000 Ben Brandow 33643 at http://hppr.org Help Close the Gap -- $10,740 remains ... HPPR's Silent Drive Underway http://hppr.org/post/hpprs-silent-drive-underway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around this time each summer,&nbsp;HPPR begins gearing-up for its summer membership &nbsp;campaign. This summer, while its still important for HPPR raise the funds necessary to maintain its service, we're trying something new.</span></p><p><br />If HPPR can reach its June goal of $36,000 before the end of the month, we'll be able to <strong><em>completely forgo the on-air portion of our traditional summer membership campaign.&nbsp;</em></strong><br /> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:05:04 +0000 Ben Brandow 33312 at http://hppr.org HPPR's Silent Drive Underway Thank you for your support! http://hppr.org/post/thank-you-your-support-0 <p><em><strong>Thank you</strong></em> to everyone who helped to make HPPR's Spring Membership Campaign a success. With the support of HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise <em><strong>$96,425</strong></em>&nbsp;and grow to 1,896 active contributors.&nbsp;<br /><br />Throughout the membership campaign we heard from nearly 100 new members, over 300 renewing members, and 214 members giving additional gifts of support.&nbsp;<br /> Thu, 01 May 2014 00:16:35 +0000 Ben Brandow 31192 at http://hppr.org Thank you for your support! HPPR's Spring Membership Campaign Underway http://hppr.org/post/hpprs-spring-membership-campaign-underway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our Spring Membership Campaign is underway. &nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:38:26 +0000 Ben Brandow 30102 at http://hppr.org HPPR's Spring Membership Campaign Underway Dollar for Dollar New Member Match http://hppr.org/post/dollar-dollar-new-member-match <p>Dr. Luther &amp; Ardis Fry of Garden City, KS have issued a dollar for dollar new member match to HPPR&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">listeners.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you've yet to become a member, help </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;take full advantage of this challenge, and have your gift doubled by making a <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain?__utma=38180346.1796594822.1384529359.1396449987.1396457236.349&amp;__utmb=38180346.15.10.1396457236&amp;__utmc=38180346&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=38180346.1390864075.215.4.utmcsr=facebook.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=262715150">pledge here</a>.</span><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New members are key to </span>HPPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;long term&nbsp;stability and growth. They help us to make up for members lost to attrition through relocation and they give us the added strength to take </span>HPPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> service to you and your community to the next level.&nbsp;</span><br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:08:44 +0000 Ben Brandow 29250 at http://hppr.org Dollar for Dollar New Member Match 5 minutes to close the gap -- $3,500 remaining http://hppr.org/post/5-minutes-close-gap-3500-remaining <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to the generous support of </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> member-listeners we’ve reached $96,500 of our $100,000 monetary goal and 1,893 of our 2,000 active member goal for our April Membership Campaign.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With only a few hours remaining before the month comes to an end, you can still help HPPR close the gap on its Spring Membership Campaign by clicking the red support button at the top right of the screen.</span><br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:08:13 +0000 Ben Brandow 29028 at http://hppr.org 5 minutes to close the gap -- $3,500 remaining Thank You for Contributing to HPPR at the Year's End http://hppr.org/post/thank-you-contributing-hppr-years-end <p>Thanks to generous support from our many member-listeners, HPPR was able to meet its year-end contribution drive goal of $50,000. Because of this community support, HPPR will begin 2014 with confidence and be better prepared for the year ahead.<br /><br />Private support like that which was raised last month, helps&nbsp;HPPR to lessen the gap left from steadily&nbsp;increasing cuts in funding from the state of Kansas and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.<br /> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 06:34:50 +0000 Ben Brandow 26245 at http://hppr.org Thank You for Contributing to HPPR at the Year's End Just minutes left to close the gap … end of year giving to HPPR http://hppr.org/post/just-minutes-left-close-gap-end-year-giving-hppr <p></p><p>Date your check today to make your tax deductible contribution to HPPR for 2013 and mail it to 210 N 7th Street, Garden City, KS, 67846.&nbsp; Or contribute now on-line by clicking the red “<a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank"><strong>SUPPORT</strong>&nbsp;</a><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank"><strong>HPPR</strong></a>” button above. &nbsp;Call 800-678-7444 with any questions or needed assistance.&nbsp; However you give, it will help meet HPPR’s goal of raising $50,000 in December in order to cover sharp cuts in government support and end this year without a deficit.&nbsp; Thank you for your action and support.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 05:29:31 +0000 Ben Brandow 26197 at http://hppr.org Just minutes left to close the gap … end of year giving to HPPR Year-End Giving to HPPR http://hppr.org/post/year-end-giving-hppr-0 <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">Whether it’s your first contribution, a membership renewal or an additional gift, your support now will help meet our December goal of raising $50,000 in private support from individuals in order to end this year without a deficit.&nbsp; You can contribute quickly and securely now by clicking the red “<strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank">SUPPORT </a></strong><strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain" target="_blank">HPPR</a></strong>” button above.&nbsp; Or mail your contribution to: HPPR, 210 N 7<sup>th</sup> Street, Garden City, KS, 67846.</span></p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:13:09 +0000 Ben Brandow 26042 at http://hppr.org Giving an extra share … making a real difference. http://hppr.org/post/giving-extra-share-making-real-difference <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are currently about 40 individuals who make annual contributions of $1,000 a year or more to HPPR – some as high as $10,000 in some years.&nbsp; These are individuals who give an “extra share” above and beyond supporting their own listening.&nbsp; They’re also supporting the educational, cultural and civic service HPPR provides in their community and across the wider High Plains region.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Ben Brandow 25704 at http://hppr.org Giving an extra share … making a real difference. Help close the gap by year’s end http://hppr.org/post/help-close-gap-year-s-end <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">Amid all the debate over shrinking government, cutting funding and reducing deficits, support for HPPR is one area where there’s been action and real consequences.&nbsp; HPPR’s funding from the State of Kansas has been cut by 78% from its peak level.&nbsp; And support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has declined 27% since 2010.&nbsp; That’s left a large budget gap that you can help cover with your end-of-year private contribution.&nbsp; Contribute now by clicking the red “SUPPORT HPPR” button above or respond by mail to a letter you may have received from HPPR by December </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;">31</span><sup style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 16.5pt;">st</sup><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 11.5pt; line-height: 16.5pt;"> to claim the tax deduction this year.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 03:53:39 +0000 Ben Brandow 25656 at http://hppr.org Help close the gap by year’s end HPPR's Year-End Giving Campaign Underway http://hppr.org/post/hpprs-year-end-giving-campaign-underway <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As you reflect on the services you’ve counted on most in 2013,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">consider the hours you've spent listening to </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and </span><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain?__utma=38180346.1796594822.1384529359.1386776252.1386795158.54&amp;__utmb=38180346.18.10.1386795158&amp;__utmc=38180346&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=38180346.1384819283.10.2.utmcsr=facebook.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=131961485" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><em><u>make a tax-deductible gift of support</u></em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">reaffirm the value of having public radio in your community. Or, if you prefer, you can call us now at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>800-678-7444</strong> to make your year-end contribution over the phone.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tax-deductible giving isn’t limited pledging. Giving a gift of stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares or other securities that have appreciated in value to </span>HPPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, can allow you to avoid capital gains taxes and also receive a tax-deduction for your gifts full fair market value. If you have questions about giving securities, speak with your financial advisor or give us a call at 800-678-7444 for more information. For transferring a gift of securities use&nbsp;</span>HPPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;federal tax ID (48-0859735) and legal name, </span>KANZA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Society Inc. </span><a href="http://hppr.org/securities" style="line-height: 1.5;">More on giving securities ...</a></p><p><a href="http://hppr.org/securities"> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 02:15:22 +0000 Ben Brandow 25449 at http://hppr.org HPPR's Year-End Giving Campaign Underway $2,930 remains to meet the goal... http://hppr.org/post/2930-remains-meet-goal <p>HPPR's&nbsp;year-end giving campaign is at $47,070 of its December goal of $50,000. With only today remaining before the end of 2013, your pledge is vital to keeping HPPR&nbsp;on top of its operating expenses.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:43:27 +0000 Ben Brandow 25456 at http://hppr.org $2,930 remains to meet the goal... Geography is “where it’s at”… Debra and Lynn spotlight geography through song and a trivia contest http://hppr.org/post/geography-where-it-s-debra-and-lynn-spotlight-geography-through-song-and-trivia-contest <p></p><p>Geography is “where it’s at”…and so much more.&nbsp; Join Debra and Lynn for a celebration of geography, in conjunction with Geography Awareness Week. It's songs about places, a trivia contest and prizes during <em>Silver Rails</em>, today at 1pm CST.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During this 2-hour special you'll hear a ton of great folk music from around the world, &nbsp;and get quizzed on your&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">geography knowledge!</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:10:12 +0000 Ben Brandow 24364 at http://hppr.org Geography is “where it’s at”… Debra and Lynn spotlight geography through song and a trivia contest Thank you! http://hppr.org/post/thank-you-0 <p>Thank you to all of our member-listeners who came together to raise over $75,000 for HPPR by calling,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">mailing and webbing-in support throughout October and the Turn-a-Page Pledge Drive!</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:39:17 +0000 Ben Brandow 23663 at http://hppr.org Thank you! Thanks HPPR Members! http://hppr.org/post/thanks-hppr-members <p>Thank you to all of our loyal member-listeners who called, webbed and mailed in their&nbsp;gifts of support. With your help, we were able to raise nearly $45,000 for High Plains Public Radio.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:19:33 +0000 Ben Brandow 19106 at http://hppr.org Thanks HPPR Members! All New Member Pledges Matched with $100 http://hppr.org/post/all-new-member-pledges-matched-100 <p>Thanks to our many generous member-listeners, we'll be able to match every new member's pledge of $75 or more, with an additional $100!&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:59:14 +0000 Ben Brandow 18947 at http://hppr.org All New Member Pledges Matched with $100 Help HPPR Close the Gap http://hppr.org/post/help-hppr-close-gap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR's&nbsp;summer mini drive has ended, but you can still help us close the gap on our July goal of $50,000 by &nbsp;making a pledge of support at our secure pledge page (<a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain?__utma=38180346.1103517414.1369240888.1371478397.1371486022.4">Pledge Here</a>). By pledging now,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;you'll help us cover the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;cost of bringing your favorite programs to the High Plains and help us to end our drive on a high note.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 01:55:56 +0000 Ben Brandow 18857 at http://hppr.org Help HPPR Close the Gap Last Chance to Win Two Round-Trip American Airlines Tickets! http://hppr.org/post/last-chance-win-two-round-trip-american-airlines-tickets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is your last chance to entered to win two round-trip</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aa.com/homePage.do">American&nbsp;</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.aa.com/homePage.do">Airlines</a>&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">tickets&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to anywhere in the United States, Mexico and Canada! While there's no pledge necessary&nbsp;to enter to win, why not <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain?__utma=38180346.1103517414.1369240888.1374344448.1374349646.159&amp;__utmb=38180346.51.9.1374351951209&amp;__utmc=38180346&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=38180346.1372813551.97.4.utmcsr=facebook.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=102809218">pledge now</a> and do your part to keep High Plains Public Radio strong!</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:01:54 +0000 Ben Brandow 18516 at http://hppr.org Last Chance to Win Two Round-Trip American Airlines Tickets! Help us get a head start on our summer mini drive! http://hppr.org/post/help-us-get-head-start-our-summer-mini-drive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR’s summer mini drive kicks off July </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">17</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but you don’t have to wait to renew your membership,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">help with an additional gift or become a new member. When you </span><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain?__utma=38180346.1103517414.1369240888.1373295097.1373300008.109&amp;__utmb=38180346.19.9.1373302276125&amp;__utmc=38180346&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=38180346.1372813551.97.4.utmcsr=facebook.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=139834161" style="line-height: 1.5;">pledge today</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, your gift will help us to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bring in the revenue needed to keep our diverse programming strong, well into the future.</span><br> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:00:13 +0000 Ben Brandow 18465 at http://hppr.org Help us get a head start on our summer mini drive! HPPR Live at Kansas Sampler Festival (5/4) http://hppr.org/post/hppr-live-kansas-sampler-festival-54 <p>HPPR broadcasts live from Light Park in Liberal, KS as a part of the <a href="https://kansassampler.org/festival/">Kansas Sampler Festival</a> on May 4th.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 15:22:40 +0000 Ben Brandow 15466 at http://hppr.org HPPR Live at Kansas Sampler Festival (5/4) Thanks, Members! http://hppr.org/post/thanks-members <p>Thank you, to all of our great members who have helped us to raise $84,171 during our Spring Membership Drive. You truly are the force that powers public radio across the High Plains.</p><p>Your support helps HPPR to provide the highest quality of public radio programming. Programs like <em>Morning Edition</em>, <em>All Things Considered</em>, <em>High Plains Morning</em> and <em>Car Talk</em>, are only available because of people like you, who have picked up the phone, went to our pledge page, or sent in their contribution through the mail.</p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:04:39 +0000 Ben Brandow 15243 at http://hppr.org Thanks, Members! Pet Challenge Day! http://hppr.org/post/pet-challenge-day <p>April 23rd is <em><strong>Pet Challenge Day</strong></em> at HPPR! Who will reign supreme? Cats? Dogs? Iguanas? Vote now and pledge your support for great public radio now! <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">(Pledge Here)</a></p><p>For every $100 pledged to HPPR today, we'll donate one underwriting announcement to benefit humane societies. For example, a goal of $7,500 for that day would net 75 announcements. That would be over 12 announcements per month to be aired during regular programming over the next six months.<br> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:59:05 +0000 Ben Brandow 15033 at http://hppr.org Pet Challenge Day! New Member Match http://hppr.org/post/new-member-match <p>Thanks to generous support from the Dr. Luther and Ardis Fry donor advised fund at the <a href="http://wkcf.org/">Western Kansas Community Foundation</a>, we'll be able to match every new member's pledge, made at any level,&nbsp; with an additional $50 contribution <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">(Pledge Here)</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>If there was ever a time to join the community of public radio supporters that make HPPR possible, that time is now!</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 03:14:53 +0000 Ben Brandow 14904 at http://hppr.org New Member Match Final Challenge Ends Soon! http://hppr.org/post/final-challenge-ends-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We've been issued a challenge from our current listener-members! Thanks to their generous support</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, every pledge made <em>A Prairie Home Companion</em>&nbsp;will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1,500</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; </span><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pledge Here&nbsp;</a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 15:45:50 +0000 Ben Brandow 14564 at http://hppr.org Final Challenge Ends Soon! Pledge Drive Tally http://hppr.org/post/pledge-drive-tally <p>We've reached $38,458 of our $50,000 Summer Mini Drive goal.</p><p>With your help, we'll be able to meet our $50,000 goal, but with only four days to make it, we must act quickly!</p><p>You can pledge your support by calling 800-678-7444 during our live on-air drive hours or anytime, day or night, at our <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">secure pledge page</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 01:39:39 +0000 Ben Brandow 14566 at http://hppr.org Pledge Drive Tally How does HPPR enrich, engage and empower you? http://hppr.org/post/how-does-hppr-enrich-engage-and-empower-you <p>We've asked our members to share how HPPR <em><strong>enriches, engages and empowers</strong></em> their lives and communities and&nbsp; compiled a list below.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:42:37 +0000 Ben Brandow 14565 at http://hppr.org How does HPPR enrich, engage and empower you? HPPR's Spring Drive continues (quietly) http://hppr.org/post/spring-drive-continues-quietly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR's Spring Membership Drive has ended, but if you didn't have a chance to pledge your support, you can still help&nbsp; close the gap! You can keep public radio on the High Plains strong by </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">pledging now</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>This spring HPPR also wants to know how public radio <em><strong>enriches, engages and empowers </strong></em>you and your community on the High Plains. (You can use the comment section at the end of this post.)</p><p>By selecting a new, additional or renewing membership level that’s comfortable for you (<strong><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/hppr/default/form.pledgemain">pledge here</a></strong>) you'll give a strong finish to our April goal of $110,000.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:48:52 +0000 Ben Brandow 14560 at http://hppr.org HPPR's Spring Drive continues (quietly) Thank you for your support! http://hppr.org/post/thank-you-your-support <p>Thank you, HPPR members! Your pledges of support have gone to keep great HPPR and NPR programming on the air throughout the High Plains. Your support during our mini-drive has helped HPPR to raise $16,045 towards quality news, music and entertainment.</p><p></p><p>Members are the most vital resource for HPPR. We truly depend on and appreciate the involvement of our members, and couldn’t make public radio available without you.</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:17:24 +0000 Ben Brandow 9434 at http://hppr.org Thank you for your support!