SuccessFest held March 22-28

Melba Smith
March 20, 2009

WRVS-FM, 89.9, Elizabeth City State University's public radio station, will hold its annual pledge drive "SuccessFest 2009" March 22 -28. The week of events also includes a gospel concert and a play. This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Community." March 22 - 27 Radio Pledge Drive from Williams Hall: WRVS-FM, 89.9 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Telethon from ECSU's Telecommunications Building March 22 - 26 W18BB-TV, Channel 18 LPTV/ Channel 22 Time Warner Cable 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Please call (252) 335-3515 or (800) 868-4491 to make your tax-deductible donation. To make your contribution, checks and money orders can be made payable to: ECSU Foundation (and write "WRVS" in the memo section), P.O. Box 1467, Elizabeth City, NC 27906. Cash donations are also accepted. March 27, 6 p.m.,a concert in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center "Worship Weekend Celebration," will feature national recording artists Norman Hutchins, Rihki Kennebrew as well as "The Virginia Aires" of Chesapeake, Va., Doris Gramby and Sojourners Quartet of Elizabeth City, NC and others. Entry fee is $15 "Morning Joy" radio host, Sheila Lee, will host the concert. March 28, 6 p.m., a play in the auditorium of the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center "Heart's Cry," a gospel inspired play presented by Powerhouse Productions of Chesapeake, Va. Entry fee is $10 Patrons can purchase tickets for the play and concert for a $20 fee. Proceeds will support daily operations of the radio station. For tickets and ticket information please contact Sheila Lee at (252) 335-3458. WRVS-FM, 89.9, a public radio station, is funded by grants as well as the gracious contributions from our listeners, underwriters, and private supporters. SuccessFest is the station's annual pledge drive and was created to raise funds to offset the expenses of daily operations, quality programming, staffing, and equipment upgrades. Because of our listener support, WRVS is able to provide professional training facilities and meaningful experiences in media for Elizabeth City State University students, community volunteers, and local area high school students. For more information on SuccessFest 2009, please contact Melba Smith, station general manager, (252) 335-3985, mybrown@mail.ecsu.edu. WRVS is a National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI) affiliate, servicing Northeastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia.