Sustaining Membership FAQs & Benefits

Sustaining Membership 

Blue Ridge Public Radio Sustainers make convenient ongoing contributions that are automatically drafted each month. It's an easy and efficient way to support all the NPR and BPR programs you rely on through secure, automatic monthly payments from your credit card, debit card or bank account. This means we'll deduct your designated contribution from your account until you decide to let us know you'd like to stop or change it. Sustaining Membership is budget friendly, easy, and it's made a world of difference to the financial health of the station, reducing our dependence on seasonal, traditional fund drives. Why not give it a try? Become a Sustaining Member right now. 

Sustaining Membership Benefits and Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Uninterrupted membership status with Blue Ridge Public Radio. Your monthly contribution will continue until you choose to make a change.
  • The knowledge that you are making Blue Ridge Public Radio more sustainable. The greater our Sustaining Membership base, the less reliant we are on-air pledge drives.
  • The satisfaction of making your contribution go further to support the services that you rely on.
  • The ease and convenience of automatic contributions with the flexibility of making changes any time.
  • Advance notice of special events and the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets to events.
  • The opportunity to request a thank-you gift of your choice each year.
  • Automatic entry in all drawings held during membership drives.

How do I make changes to my Sustaining Membership?
You can update your address or email, change your monthly contribution, switch to a direct withdrawal from your bank account, or change your credit card information by contacting our Membership Associate, at 828-210-4800 or To ensure the security of your information, please do not send credit card or bank account information via email.

Can I get a thank-you gift?
Absolutely! You are eligible to receive a thank-you gift each year. Please contact the membership department at 828-210-4800 to review the current choices and make your selection.

Are Sustaining Members included in prize drawings?
Sustaining Members are automatically included in every drawing held during our on-air membership drives, including pre-drive drawings. (This does not include paid games of chance such as the Ticket to Ride car raffle.)

What if I have a general question regarding my Sustaining Membership?
Please email us at or call 828-210-4800.