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This week: Support BPR and enter to win a trip to Italy and more

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UPDATE 9/26/23: Congratulations to Alexander Krebs of Asheville, winner of the Private Italy Tours trip, and to Marc Eden and Chrysse Everheart of Swannanoa and Melanie Miller of Candler, winners of the AIR packages.

UPDATE 9/22/23: Congratulations to Judy and Susan Wilson of Weaverville, winners of Wednesday's special LEAF Global Arts Festival prize drawing. They and two guests will enjoy music and cultural celebration at LEAF on Sunday, October 22.

You still have time, however, to donate now on the final day of BPR's Fall Fund Drive and help us close a gap of $150,000 by midnight tonight! Your contribution now will also put you in the running for the prizes detailed below—the Private Italy Tour and the Asheville Independent Restaurants Association prize package.

While BPR News, BPR Classic, and everything you appreciate here at bpr.org are free for you to access, they are not free to produce. They require dedicated staffing, operations, and technical support. Unlike other public radio stations in the U.S., there is no university or larger institution to fund BPR.

BPR’s Fall Fund Drive, today, September 18, through Friday, September 22, is your chance to ensure BPR’s independent and nonprofit journalism and cultural connections continue for our region. As both Western North Carolinians and global citizens, it’s never been more vital for you and all the members of our communities to have freely available fact-based information and cultural inspiration.

Create a world of possibilities and give what you can to support BPR. Your donation today of any amount, whether it’s $5 or $5,000, will bring fact-based news, musical delight, and so much more to you and everyone in our region – and it puts you in the running for a trip to Italy!

Grand Prize Drawing: A 12-Day trip to Italy's Puglia region
Enjoy 12 days in Italy's Puglia region with Private Italy Tour, enjoying all private transportation, private tours with guides where available, lodging, and in-country transportation all provided.

Community Partner Drawing: Asheville Independent Restaurant Association package (2)
Explore all the global culinary possibilities in Asheville, with two VIP tickets to Taste of Asheville in February 2024, and two AIR Passports with dining offers and discounts to Asheville’s eclectic independent restaurants. Two lucky donors will win this prize!

No contribution is necessary to enter the drawing and current Sustainers are automatically entered. However, your donation of any amount will ensure BPR can continue to keep you informed and in touch with what is happening here at home and around the world. See prize drawings rules for full details.

The most popular way to support BPR is to become a Sustainer. With monthly drafts of $5 or more per month taken out of your bank account or credit card, it’s economical and provides a steady, reliable stream of revenue for the station.

Blue Ridge Public Radio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible (Federal Tax ID #58-1445328).

Enjoy a fresh slate of donor thank you gifts and benefits

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New: The New York Times Digital Subscription
For sustaining gifts of $20 a month or more, or $240 or more
Get 12 months of all-device, digital access to the The New York Times. Your 1-year subscription allows simultaneous log-ins across devices, and you’ll no longer need to worry about exceeding the limit on free articles. You’ll also get discounts to The New York Times’ online story and wine club, as well as access to more than 40 newsletters.

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New: Babbel Digital Subscription
For sustaining gifts of $10 a month or more, or $120 or more
Get 12 months of all-device, digital access and ad-free subscription to the world’s first language learning app. This unique subscription provides access to all 14 languages that Babbel offers, not just one.

For a limited time: BPR Membercard
For Sustaining gifts of $10 a month or more, or $120 or more 
Enjoy 2-for-1 dining offers and special discounts in WNC and across the state, along with travel benefits, grocery coupons, and more. Note: The BPR MemberCard will be discontinued after September 30, 2023, but your card will be good through October 2024. 

BPR Day Sponsorship
For $365 ($1 A Day) or more 
Receive an on-air day sponsorship message to either donate to a regional nonprofit of your choice or use it to recognize a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday. Your message will air three times on a selected day on both BPR News and BPR Classic.

Have questions about supporting BPR? Contact membership@bpr.org or call (828) 210-4822.

Erin Adams served as BPR's first Director of Audience from August 2023 to February 2024.