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Keep WRVO in mind for your end-of-year charitable giving

Jeff Windsor

What would 2014 have been like without Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Diane Rehm, or all your other favorites on WRVO?

Thanks for a great 2014! We're looking forward to an even better year ahead.

You did a lot of listening this past year, and we appreciate it. As you consider your end-of-year charitable giving, please keep WRVO Public Media in your plans. Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure the news and entertainment you depend on will be there for you in 2015. You can make your financial contribution here.

Other types of donations, like gifts of stock or a used vehicle, are also tax-deductible! For information about a non-traditional donation, please call us at (315) 312-3690.

Here are just a few things that WRVO was able to accomplish in 2014:

We began construction on a satellite studio in Syracuse. When the facility is completed, we will be able to better accommodate interviews with local and regional experts, to provide valuable space and resources for our freelance reporters, and to welcome members of the central New York community.

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Station Manager Bill Drake.

We hired a new station manager, Bill Drake, who is overseeing operations of the station on many fronts.

We increased regional news coverage with additional newscasts during Morning Edition, heard every Monday through Friday from 5-10 a.m.

We continued local production of Tuned to Yesterday, our flagship old time radio program; Take Care, our health and wellness show; and The Campbell Conversations, providing conversations with play makers and academics in the central New York area.

We received grants from the Shineman Foundation, the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, the New York State Education Department, the New York State Department of Tourism, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

We brought old time radio to a theater near you with our special Tuned to Yesterday "At the Movies" events.

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The WRVO news team received honors from the New York State Associated Press Association and the Syracuse Press Club, including the Steve Flanders award, given to the public radio and television station with the most awards in their class. Our documentary "New York in the World" also received a regional Edward R. Murrow award.

And did we mention, we visited with Al Roker?

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Members of the WRVO staff with Al Roker, alum of both SUNY Oswego and WRVO Public Media.

WRVO has been busy in 2014, but we need your help to make 2015 an even greater success.

We know that you're asked to support many worthy organizations at this time of year, and celebrating the holiday season with friends and family is first priority, but take a moment to reflect on the value WRVO adds to your life and the life of the community. Your tax-deductible year-end gift will go a long way to helping us achieve our goals in the coming year.

Donate today -- with a year-end gift. All donations charged to a credit card before the end of 2014 qualify. Questions? Call (315) 312-3690 any time.

Thank you for your support this year. We look forward to serving you in 2015 with great public radio content, local programs and more.