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Sun Radio Foundation donates $10K to flood relief

Sun Radio, a small non-commercial radio group, announced the distribution of more than $10,000 in collected donations to be split equally between four central Texas charities, all involved in the flood relief efforts along the Blanco River.

Through its fundraising efforts June 8-14, Sun Radio will donate $2,555.97 each to:

  • The American Red Cross Central Texas Chapter
  • Barnabas Connection of Wimberley
  • United Way of Hays County
  • The Hays County Food Bank

The Federal Communications Commission bans all non-commercial radio stations from on-air fundraising to benefit any entity other than the station itself. 

Due to the extreme nature of the situation, including loss of life and property, Sun Radio successfully petitioned the FCC to waive the commission’s rules, thereby allowing the Sun Radio Foundation to help these specific charities.

On June 10, Sun Radio collected donations during an all-day live broadcast from Cypress Creek Café in Wimberley.

The event included interviews with local residents and officials, and live performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines, Kelley Mickwee, Wood & Wire, Robyn Ludwick, Susan Gibson, Billy Bright and Alan Munde.

Per the FCC waiver request, The Sun Radio Foundation added to these contributions an amount equal to one-half of the weekly donations made to Sun Radio June 8-14.

Sun Radio is the only non-commercial broadcaster in Austin or San Antonio to seek relief from the FCC in order to help the victims of the unprecedented Memorial Day floods.

About Sun Radio

The Sun Radio Network creates and distributes solar-powered radio programming to help non-commercial member stations in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

The Sun Radio Network – 100.1 Austin, 107.1 HD3 Bastrop, 103.1 Dripping Springs, 99.1 Fredericksburg, 88.9 Johnson City

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