Support KUGS Scholarship Project

Update #6 - Shout Out from Cumulus and Give Day is Coming!

May 16, 2019

Friends of KUGS:


Thank you to KUGS alumni and lead singer of Cumulus, Alexandra Niedzialkowski, who gave the scholarship a shout out on the radio! Check out her full interview and in studio performance on YouTube or below, or you can skip to the eighth minute to hear about the scholarship. More music by Cumulus is available on their website,


Mark your calendars for May 30, WWU's "Give Day." On Give Day, a percentage of every gift to WWU will be matched. And, the WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each! Please make a donation on May 30 - any amount will increase our chances to get another $1,000. The KUGS Scholarship page for Give Day is available at


Stay awesome!

Update #5 - Story from a former DJ

May 12, 2019

Donors and friends:


Thank you so much for your support so far. We appreciate it! To date, we have raised $11,081! GiveBIG has passed, but you can still give! We hope you will continue to support this fundraiser if you are able.


A past KUGS DJ recently wrote us her story and allowed us to share it anonymously. She volunteered for KUGS in the 1980s. "KUGS was a lifesaver to me," she explained. "That's where I found my tribe. And my voice." 


A scholarship would have helped her along her way: 

The musical options were incredible! A DJ on [another local station] heard one of my shows and encouraged me to apply for a paying job there, so I did and I got the job! I was 20 years old. I still volunteered at KUGS, in addition to my [other] job... What a blast!...


We were so poor back then! Even with a paying job, I qualified for food stamps. Having the opportunity to compete for a KUGS scholarship would have been wonderful. I'm grateful you're doing this.  

KUGS is holding an alumni reunion next Saturday, May 18. Information about the reunion is on the Facebook invite website. We hope to see many of you there!

Update #4 - See you tonight!

April 24, 2019

Thank you all so much for your support! We have reached 37% of our goal!  


If you have some time tonight, stop by our fundraising event at Coindexter's Bar in Greenwood between 7pm and 11pm. We'll be hosting a raffle, taking donations, and answering questions about the scholarship and the fundraiser. You can learn more about the event through our Facebook invitation

See you there! 


Update #3 - Join Us For KUGS 45th Anniversary Reunion!

April 23, 2019

When: Saturday, May 18, 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Where: Viking Union, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA


KUGS is celebrating 45 years of music, news, and interviews! A little band called The Ramones played their first gig at CBGB in New York, former waitress Debbie Harry started Blondie, and KUGS began to broadcast from a janitor’s closet under the dining hall in Kappa. Since then, we’ve been broadcasting and amplifying Western’s voice, supporting local bands and WWU talent including Death Cab for Cutie, ODESZA, and keeping our community informed on local and global news.


We have a lot to celebrate, and we want you with us at WWU Alumni Weekend! We’ll be hosting tours of our studio (we’ve come a long way in 45 years) and then gathering in the Viking Union room 565.


12:30 to 2:00 p.m. - Tours of KUGS studio

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. - KUGS 89.3 45th Anniversary Reunion


Thank you!


Update #2 - Party and Fundraiser Announcement!

April 14, 2019

Hello there. 


We are excited to announce that we have received over 20% of our goal and we have surpassed $5,000! Thank you all for your support and we are so excited to help future WWU students find a home at KUGS. 


Later this month, we are hosting a fundraising event to celebrate the support we have received so far and to seek more donations! Please join us on April 24, 2019 at Coindexter's Bar in Greenwood between 7pm and 11pm for a party. There will be a drink special and a wonderful crowd. 


We look forward to seeing you there!



Update #1 - Great Start!

March 04, 2019

Thank you so much for everyone who already donated to support the KUGS Scholarship! We are so excited to be 18% towards our goal so far after only three days into our campaign.


We'll continue to reach out in the community for another three months seeking support and donations. In the meantime, please share this campaign with your friends! And, thank you again for your support! 

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