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Promotional Giveaways

When public television stations appeal to their viewers for support, they usually offer a small token of thanks for making a donation. Whether a yo-yo, stress ball, or chocolate logo, MPT’s promotional giveaways have often been whimsical. But serious premium items – DVDs of favorite viewer programs, instructional books, and apparel – have often been chosen by fans as ongoing remembrances of their time well spent with Maryland Public Television.

MPT Auction on Air 1970

MPT’s first Auction on the Air in April 1970 raised $64,000


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