Club supports Hawai'i Public Radio
by Phil M. Nufer
|On April 3, 12 members of the Press
Club at HPU participated in a successful Hawai‘i Public
Radio spring fund drive, “Challenge 2005: It’s All
About The Air!”
HPR raised $521,000 by April 16 and exceeded its overall goal,
Helping Hawai‘i Public Radio achieve its goal was a rich
experience,” said Saida Oliver, Press Club secretary. HPR’s
mission is to educate, inform, and entertain by providing services
to Hawai‘i, the nation, and the international community
that would not otherwise be available. Hawai‘i Public Radio
is fully funded by listeners. Every six months, a fund drive
takes place in which listeners give donations to keep the station
Every semester, for the last five years, the HPU Press Club has
lent HPR a helping hand in its fund drives. The students answer
phones and take listener pledges for approximately three to four
The Press Club was founded in 1996 to provide students, faculty,
and staff of Hawai‘i Pacific University with a forum to
express their awareness and interest in journalism.
The 2005 Press Club officers include: Loren Moreno, president;
Shavae’cha Lee, vice president; and Saida Oliver, secretary.
All of the officers were in attendance and gave the event rave
Hawai‘i Public Radio needs to exist. It is one of the few
radio news sources that are unbiased, and not mainstream,” said
Press Club President, Loren Moreno.
All membership pledges of $50 or more include a one-year subscription
to Honolulu magazine and discounts to HPR-sponsored events. In
addition, logo gifts ranging from coffee mugs and CDs to concert
tickets are also available as premiums to people that donate.
Even though the fund drive is technically over, individuals wishing
to make donations can do so at anytime by logging on to www.hawaiipublicradio.com
or by calling (808) 955-8821.