UA’s Radio station raises over $3,000 during 72 hour fundraiser

ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - KRUA, the University of Alaska’s radio station in Anchorage just wrapped up its 72-hour fundraiser with collecting over $3,000.

The student-run, non-profit radio station began the fundraising effort Friday at midnight.

They hope with the money raised, they'll be able to move their antenna from its current location on Mt. Baldy to a location better suited to boost their signal.

The cost to relocate the antenna is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.

Station manager James Kendall says funding for KRUA is paid for by student fees, so how much money they get each year depends on student enrollment which is uncertain amidst budget cuts.

"We’re indirectly affected because if programs get cut, and degree programs and students start having to transfer elsewhere, enrollment goes down, and therefore we don't receive as much funding,” Kendall said, “This is where we're trying to join with the community and help get outreach from alumni, people that just love the station, any grant organizations that want to help us out to really keep this pillar of the community going."

If you'd like to help out, visit their website at KRUA or text KRUA to 71777.

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