Dear Radio Catskill community,
Most of you reading this letter have surely appreciated the tremendous community service Radio Catskill provides to residents, businesses, nonprofits and local government in The Catskills & Northeast Pennsylvania. Especially in the last year when we have had to rely on news and information unlike any year in recent memory, Radio Catskill has come through in an important way. And now we, its supporters, need to help our public radio station move forward to become an even more important resource than ever before. Radio Catskill will move its studios and offices to a spacious facility on Route 52 in the town of Liberty, NY.
With a donated property (valued at $200,000) closer to the center of the listening area, more easily accessible to more diverse communities, the new home of Radio Catskill is under construction. The new facility will be modern and house digital studios, a community room and adequate office space. But funds are needed to make the move.
To complete the project, we have launched a capital campaign to raise the $300,000 needed for building and equipment.
To date, we have received donations and pledges for nearly $150,000, including lead gifts from current and former members of Radio Catskill’s Board of Trustees and supporters. Now, we need to raise the second half of our goal and are looking to the entire Radio Catskill community.
We are grateful for whatever you can do to help complete construction and open the doors to a new, more accessible station for all.
Barbara Martinsons and James Lomax
WJFF Radio Catskill Capital Campaign