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WFIT's Challenge Grant


Challenge Grants are matching funds your organization provides to help increase support for WFIT during our on-air fundraisers. At the same time, the challenge grant raises awareness of your business with our listeners. A Challenge Grant sponsor is any business, organization, foundation or individual who agrees to pay a predetermined amount of money to WFIT in a challenge to listeners to make a pledge. If the amount is matched in listener pledges during a specific time period, your business pays the Challenge Grant. Challenge Grants are available during our Spring and Fall Fund Drives only.

This is an excellent opportunity to get the word out about your business to our affluent and influential audience of 32,000+.  You will receive exclusive recognition for your business during the challenge, and will help WFIT raise money for the excellent programming you’ve come to expect from your public radio station.

Here are the specifics:

A $500 Challenge affords you 1 ½ to 3 hours* of your challenge in NPR news or prime music programming and 25 underwriting spots.

A $750 Challenge affords you 2 to 4 hours* of your challenge in NPR news or prime music programming and 40 underwriting spots.

$1000 Challenge affords you up to 6 hours* of your challenge in NPR news or prime music programming and 60 underwriting spots.

Schedule your challenge during the prime times of our on-air campaign. Call (321) 674-7461 or email gwilson@fit.edu

*Actual time is contingent upon when the challenge is met. Challenges are scheduled at WFIT's discretion. WFIT reserves the right to decline challenges. Options for unmet challenges include: 1. Rebroadcast during the drive. 2. Support the station with a tax-deductible donation.


Born in Hartford, CT George was surrounded by music from the get go. His dad, being a high school band director by day and professional jazz pianist by night, would bring home instruments for George to explore. By the time he was a high school student, George was often called upon to fill in sections of the band on different instruments. The drums were definitely George’s calling and at the age of nine he joined one of the many ‘fife & drum’ corps popular in the North East. Through his teen years George played with many a band in the local Connecticut Club scene.