WNSB 91.1 FM, Norfolk State University Radio, conducted its first-ever on-air membership drive “MemberFest 2016,” April 1-10. WNSB is in its 36th year of serving the community as a public radio station. WNSB signed on the air for the first time February 22, 1980, as a non-commercial radio station with an educational format. The station has since become one of the most-listened-to public radio stations with an urban format in Hampton Roads and the only public radio station with an urban alternative format in Virginia. “We understand fully that our listeners count on us. Now we are counting on our listeners. Their financial support enables the radio station to stay on the air and gives WNSB the financial boost needed to grow, improve and be there for our loyal listeners 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Edith Thorpe, general manager of WNSB 91.1 FM.
Since it is a public radio station, WNSB relies on the financial support of its listeners and program underwriters. Individual and corporate memberships at various levels were available and special incentives were also offered. Guest DJs and professional staff had loads of public radio fun during “MemberFest 2016.” The five-day silent campaign and five-day live campaign was informative and packed with lots of the unique programming. During the campaign, each day at noon the station featured artists and bands for an exclusive one-hour concert.
A big WNSB shout-out and heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered time, served as a guest DJ, etc. The WNSB 91.1 team thanks you all for your generosity.