The Public Radio Society

88.5 WFDD has a long and distinguished history in the Piedmont Triad and High Country. In the fall of 2016, we celebrated our 70th birthday. We’re proud to be North Carolina’s longest continuously-broadcasting public radio station, and the state’s charter NPR member station. 

It takes contributions of all sizes for us to fulfill our mission. Our Public Radio Society members take the lead and provide an essential base of support, making certain that we can continue to serve our community.

Public Radio Society member benefits include:

  • Five Day Sponsor days (A Day Sponsorship is a personal celebratory or honorary message read on the air five times over the course of a day)
  • VIP tour of the station
  • Name recognition in any Public Radio Society acknowledgements
  • Advanced invitation to WFDD events, and discounted tickets to WFDD events (as available)
  • Complimentary tickets to Piedmont and High Country events (as available)

Join the Public Radio Society with a gift of $1,000 or more.

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Thank You to these Current Public Radio Society Members

  • Dale and Nancy Allison
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Babcock
  • John M. Barcus and William W. Crone
  • Dick and Alison Barron
  • Seamus and Josephine Bateson
  • Beth and Bert Bennett
  • Anne Boyle and Mark Espeland
  • Wendy and Mike Brenner
  • Dr. Amy Bronson
  • Claudia Cannady
  • Karen and Gordon Carey
  • Chip and Joan Celestino
  • Piper Chamel
  • Woody Clinard
  • Bob Conn
  • Traci Connor
  • Joel and Beth Edwards
  • Steve Feldman and Leora Henkin
  • Josh and Leslie Grab
  • Dr. Caryl J. Guth
  • Pricey Harrison
  • Linda Hylander
  • David and Catherine Hurd
  • Cor and Constance Jacobs
  • Alan Kirby
  • Adrienne Amos Livengood
  • Kent and Tonya Manning
  • Jack and Jan McManus
  • Robert and Cama Merritt
  • Patti and Mike Moran
  • Christine and Michael Morykwas
  • Nancy Shannon Porter
  • David and Ann Raper
  • Allen Shaw
  • Karen D. Shearin
  • Kelly Sigle and George Marple
  • Ron and Becky Sigrist
  • Sandy and Bill Steele
  • Claire and Randall Tuttle
  • Howard Upchurch and John Hoemann
  • Laura and Tom Von Ahn
  • William W. Wilson
  • Charles Winfree
  • Joan Wright
  • Dick and Lisa Yeomans additional members who remain anonymous.