With the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) news affecting our community, our country, and our world, Aspen Public Radio has suspended the live, on-air component of our Spring 2020 Membership Drive so that we can continue to bring you the important coverage you rely on daily.
We will not be interrupting any programming during this time.
Instead, we will be sending letters and emails to our listeners and airing short pre-recorded messages. Please consider giving today to not just support our non-profit's important work, but also to assist other organizations in our community.
- Aspen Public Radio will be encouraging our members to donate free socks to homeless individuals as part of our station's Spring 2020 Membership Drive. Socks are among the most requested items for homeless individuals. This "give one and get one" opportunity is a local partnership with Aspen Homeless Shelter and is generously underwritten by Alpine Bank.
- We have also purchased gift cards to local restaurants to use as giveaway items. Restaurants have been hit especially hard during this time of uncertainty. Winners will be able to use their gift cards for to-go purchases, or, for in-person dining when available again. These local eateries include White House Pizza, 520 Grill, Mezzaluna, Thai House Co. & Sushi, Home Team BBQ, Aspen Tap, New York Pizza (El Jebel), and Capitol Creek Brewery.
- We will continue our longstanding partnership with the Aspen Music Festival and School by providing summer concert tickets for our Evergreen members at the $10 a month level. Should this event need to change, we will be sure to let you know.
Please be aware we have postponed our public events until further notice, including "High Risk at High Altitude: A Community Discussion on Mental Health." We are committed to hosting this important discussion and will reschedule it as soon as we can. We are thankful to the Third Street Center in Carbondale for their flexibility, as well as to our panelists, and to all who expressed interest in attending.
Lastly, we are working directly with Pitkin County to provide free announcements and updates about the coronavirus on the air as part of our station's commitment to informing the public. We will continue to provide updates on the air, as well as on our web site.
Our public service would not be possible without your support, and for that, we want to say: thank you. If you are able to give during our Spring 2020 Membership Drive, we would be honored to have your support.
We understand a lot of things are changing quickly now for so many in our valley, so we are sending our best wishes for you and your family's health during this time. We will keep providing reliable, fact-based news for our community.