WSIU Hosts 17th Annual Love is On the Air Fundraiser

Jan 30, 2013

Chocolates from The Chocolate Factory in Golconda.
Credit Ernie Ashby

WSIU is inviting listeners and viewers to share the love this Valentine's Day by supporting WSIU's annual “Love is On the Air” fundraiser.

Now in its 17th year, this popular event has become a Valentine's Day tradition among public media fans across the region. WSIU supporters who make a donation during “Love is On the Air” 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.

A new gift this year is the Comfort Heart Pillow™, the sweet little Heart that comforts, from Mother Earth Pillows™ of Arnold, Mo. The pillows, which are handcrafted using natural golden flax and fabrics, can be used – hot or cold – to ease pain, tension, and discomfort.

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. The Comfort Heart Pillow™ and a one-pound box of chocolates are available for a $120 donation. 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 Monday, February 11 for delivery on or before Valentine's Day.

For more information and to place an order, visit