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Music lover’s property reward of $600K helps KPOV Excessive Desert Neighborhood Radio

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — KPOV 88.9 FM, Excessive Desert Neighborhood Radio, introduced Wednesday they acquired a beneficiant $600,000 reward from the property of Marjo Mynttinen-Goodwin to assist neighborhood radio in Central Oregon.

Marjo Mynttinen-Goodwin was a lover of music, radio and attending live shows world wide. Initially from Finland, Goodwin traveled extensively all through her life, ultimately splitting her time between Mariposa, California and Bend. Whereas touring between Mariposa and Bend along with her parrot, Clyde, the 2 would sing alongside to the radio all the drive.

Bruce Morris, station supervisor, expresses his deep and honest gratitude to Marjo for turning her love of music and radio into motion. “This extremely beneficiant reward demonstrates the power of the Marjo’s ardour for music throughout a crucial time in our historical past and displays a agency perception within the worth of neighborhood radio and KPOV’s eclectic reveals and programing.”

In a small ceremony held at KPOV’s downtown Bend location, Toni Brown, the executor of Marjo’s property and longtime buddy, introduced KPOV’s Board of Administrators and employees with the reward.

“This occasion marks a turning level within the historical past of the station and our means to positively have an effect on the individuals of Central Oregon,” Board President Kurt Kempcke acknowledged.

Brown reminds us that we “ought to all be taught a lesson from Marjo to not take life too significantly (“it’s what it’s”) and always remember how one can giggle whereas having fun with beer at times with pals.”

KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered, nonprofit neighborhood radio station that broadcasts at 88.9 FM and reside on the net at kpov.org. Excessive Desert Neighborhood Radio presents locally-produced packages not heard on every other radio stations within the space, together with civic affairs, election protection, and essentially the most various music programming in Central Oregon.

KPOV is situated at 501 NW Bond Avenue, Bend, OR 97703. Contact KPOV by calling 541-322-0863 or visiting the web site at kpov.org.

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