The top communities in the Community Pride Membership drive contest were Montevideo, Luverne, Granite Falls, Morris, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Montevideo, with its 67 calls and web pledges, was the winner of the 6 month promotional package that will be used to promote that community to Pioneer’s recently expanded viewing area which extends from western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities via satellite all the way to the Missouri River in South Dakota.
Pioneer has one of the largest geographic viewing areas of any PBS station in the nation emanating from one of the smallest towns in the PBS system. In this recent membership drive, there were calls coming in from the west as far away as Kennebec, SD and, to the east, Trego, WI - a distance of 418 miles. From north to south there were callers from Ada, MN to Yankton, SD - a distance of 308 miles. “We have great supporters in many communities and we needed every one of them to make our goal,” said President and General Manager, Les Heen.
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