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Hawaii Public Radio’s extended fall pledge drive ended Thursday morning with a record $1,039,131 raised, some $7,131 higher than the original goal of $1,032,000.

The scheduled 10-day pledge drive that began Oct. 1, ended Friday, Oct. 10 with a record shortfall of nearly $232,000.

Station officials to decide to launch a mini-campaign Wednesday in order to raise the remaining money needed to fund the two stations’ operations for the next six months.

During the slightly more than 11-day drive, the stations gained 514 new donor-members.

“We are extraordinarily humbled by the outpouring of support from the community,” said Michael Titterton, HPR president and general manager, in a statement. “Their gifts in all amounts and their many well wishes told us they want Hawaii Public Radio to stay around.”

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