Re: [JPL] Average length of pledge drives at your station?

Ray Cruz rcruz at
Tue Apr 26 13:52:00 EDT 2011

Aloha Ed,

Here at Hawaii Public Radio we offer two streams. We have drives twice a year. Our recently concluded drive made its goal of $831K + in 9 days. A tribute to our programming and how we do our business.

We are seeing gradual growth in our membership while our numbers indicate that only 8 out of 100 listeners are members.

We are in the process of getting statewide coverage on both streams which should (hopefully) increase our membership.

Not too shabby for a station in the middle of the Pacific.

Hope this is the info you needed.

Take care...Aloha!

Ray Cruz
Asst. Director of Operations
Hawaii Public Radio
Honolulu, Hawaii
808-792-8232 (Direct)
808-955-8821 (Office)
808-226-1221 (Cell)

From: Ed Trefzger [mailto:ed.trefzger at]
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Sent: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:21:32 -1000
Subject: [JPL] Average length of pledge drives at your station?

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  What is the typical or average length of pledge drives/membership campaigns at your station? A week, a few days?
  Second question: how many times a year do you do them?
  We've seen some success stories on the list in the past. I'm interested in a wider range of responses. I've heard some stations need only for a few days while others go on for weeks and weeks.
  If there's interest, I'd like to follow up with a more in-depth study and see if we can do some benchmarking on the topic and perhaps share some best practices and/or things to avoid.
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