Update: We did it! Thanks to all of your generous contributions, we've reached and exceeded our original membership goal. It's a record-breaking year at WRVO. Thanks for getting us to a new high!

Kids across central and northern New York are closing their books for the summer, and so are we -- it's nearly the end of our fiscal year at WRVO. We did the math and we're only $6000 shy of reaching a new peak for membership contributions.

We need your help! Donate today.

Tom Magnarelli / WRVO News

The George and Rebecca Barnes Foundation is raising money to preserve the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. The foundation recently gave tours of the home in an effort to bring in enough money to qualify for matching funds.

When you step inside the dining room at the mansion, you’re transported back to the 1880's. Surrounded by mahogany woodwork, mosaic tiles, stained glass windows and murals, one piece of artwork is particularly striking -- a mural that depicts a young black boy with a young white girl.

Our short spring fundraiser was a success -- thanks to everyone who donated to help make our programming possible. Remember, you put the public in public radio and we couldn't do it without you!

If this was your first time donating, thank you for taking that additional step and becoming a member. New members truly are the future of public radio and WRVO Public Media. Welcome to the community!

It's our spring fundraiser, donate today

Mar 11, 2015

Donate today, online, to support the public radio station you rely on every day.

WRVO Public Media is here for you every day -- in  your car, at the gym, in your kitchen and online. Our website not only provides news from reporters across central and northern New York, but also archived audio from our own programs, information about upcoming events, school closings, podcasts and more. One of the easiest ways to support us is by using our online form -- another perk of our website!

Our spring fundraiser is just one day away

Mar 10, 2015

You come to WRVO Public Media for in-depth coverage of the news of the day and unexpected stories that expand your knowledge of the world and satisfy your curiosity.

Think about just a few of the stories you’ve heard recently on WRVO:

  • Daniel Zwerdling’s series on nursing and workplace injury: Zwerdling investigated what kind of injuries (and how many) nurses sustain on the job, proper techniques, how hospitals handle nurse injuries and new developments which hope to reduce injury.
  • Ryan Delaney’s reporting on inaccessible Syracuse homes and the struggle some have to cope with aging homes and the hardships that come with physical disability
  • Susan Stamberg’s coverage of fine art: Stamberg has been traveling across the country (and the world) bringing famed masterpieces to the ears of NPR listeners. Most recently with the story of an art dealer who sold European masterpieces, or with an esteemed Edouard Manet exhibit in Los Angeles.

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We're "foneless" this February, ahead of our spring on-air pledge drive. That means we're keeping the phones quiet -- for now!

This February, WRVO Public Media is making a silent request for contributions. Your favorite programs won't be interrupted and you won't hear any ringing phones. We call it "Foneless February," and it helps make our spring fundraiser shorter. You can reduce on-air fundraising hours by donating today.

Thank you for making our fall fundraiser a success

Oct 24, 2014
Leah Landry / WRVO

Because of our generous listeners, we were able to raise more than $170,000 during our eight-day on-air fall fundraiser. Many of you made your donations through the mail before the start of the on-air drive, adding an additional $90,000+ to the total. Thank you.

The drive got off to a good start the first Thursday, when we tried to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour of Morning Edition. We underestimated the response, and were able to raise just over $24,000 in only 60 minutes! Thanks for helping us bring you more programming with less on-air fundraising.

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring this fall

Oct 17, 2014

As a true Equal Opportunity Employer, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring. They're looking for qualified candidates with many years of experience in public radio, a good attitude, teamwork skills and all required rabies vaccinations.

Show your support of WRVO, literally

Oct 17, 2014

It's called S.W.A.G. -- as in stuff we all get, but only if you donate to WRVO Public Media during the fall fundaiser.  Here's a look at some of the premiums we're offering this year. You can select each premium on our online web form, or let our volunteers know that you're interested on the phone when you call (800) 341-3690.

The New WRVO Baseball Cap

For a contribution of $150, we can thank you by sending one of our brand new WRVO Public Media hats.

Thank you to everyone who made today a success. WRVO started a special challenge this morning, to raise $15,000 (an entire day's worth of donations) in just one hour -- and we exceeded that goal! That means that we'll be fundraiser free for the rest of the day.

Our final tally for this morning is about $24,000 and we couldn't have done it without our listeners. Whether you're a brand new member, a renewing friend or a long-time contributor, we appreciate your contribution.

Answer: you (and everyone else).

WRVO will try to make that happen tomorrow at 7 a.m., when we try to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour. By 8 a.m. we'll be done, and you'll have the rest of the day fundraising-free.

A successful public radio fundraiser depends on the help of staff, community members, listeners, volunteers and donors; and making a donation isn't the only way to support us. A donation of your time is just as important.

We're looking for phone bank volunteers during our fall fundraiser. It starts on Thursday, October 16 and ends on the following Thursday, October 23. Shifts vary in length, but most are around two hours. Can't make it for two hours? No problem. Any amount of time helps us meet our goal.

You can help WRVO Public Media bring you more news with less on-air fundraising by giving before the fall fundraiser begins. By giving early to the member matching fund, your contribution will be used to encourage other listeners to do their part to keep NPR News and programming, regional news and local content on the radio.

Leah Landry / WRVO

First, we want to thank everyone who donated during Foneless February and during the first weeks of March. Thanks to these generous contributions, we were able to cut down our spring on-air fundraising to just over two and a half days. You'll only be hearing from us through this Saturday at noon.

If you've already donated, thank you so much, but if you haven't yet please take the time to make a difference today. Here are just a few reasons to donate:

Leah Landry / WRVO

It may not be February any more, but we're still keeping it 'foneless'- for now. You still have time to donate before our spring fundraiser, which starts Thursday, March 13. Here are a few incentives that you shouldn't forget about:

Foneless February

Feb 1, 2013

This month, WRVO Public Media is making a silent request for a contribution to keep the phones quiet. We call it 'Foneless February.'

Honoring Veterans

Dec 10, 2012
Leigh Rusyn / WRVO