Monday, October 13, 2008

If you don't contribute, you're stealing.

It's time once again for the annual pledge drive at my local public radio station. They take 10 minutes every 5 minutes of actual programming to do their darndest to guilt trip everyone into giving them more money. It never seems to occur to them that there may be people who lament the death of public radio as it used to be. It's not really public radio when they have to take hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions from people like me and "donations" from corporations in order to produce slick news programs that are indistinguishable from commercial news programs.

Every time I hear them begging me for money, I make a conscious decision to not contribute in the hopes that they'll stop carrying the big, expensive news programs and play My Word re-runs, allow more local music, play more classical music... something, in other words, that will make it more "public" radio than corporate radio. Down with NPR!

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