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Love is on the Air at WSIU Public Radio

For Immediate Release
Monday, January 24, 2011

Contact: Jeff Williams, FM General Manager and News/Public Affairs Director, (618) 453-6170,; Susan Patrick, WSIU Customer Service Specialist, (618) 453-6184,

Carbondale, IL – WSIU Public Radio, a public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), is inviting listeners to make Valentine's Day a little sweeter for family and friends by surprising them with locally-made gourmet chocolates – all for the love of public radio.

Public radio fans who make a donation during WSIU's 15th Annual “Love is on the Air” fundraiser can send boxes of regular or sugar-free gourmet chocolates made by The Chocolate Factory in Golconda, Illinois anywhere in the continental U.S., courtesy of Mail Boxes Etc. of Carbondale.

Chocolates are available in half-pound boxes for a donation of $45, one-pound boxes for a donation of $60, and two-pound boxes for a donation of $100. Each box includes a gift card with the sender's personalized Valentine message.

Secure pledges can be made online at or by calling 1-800-745-9748. Orders must be received by 1pm on Thursday, February 10 for delivery by Valentine's Day. Supplies go quickly, so those interested in participating are encouraged to make their gifts as soon as possible.

For more information about "Love is on the Air," visit

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