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Support of Public Radio

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by KenH, Feb 25, 2005.

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  1. Yes, I listen to public radio and I contribute to it.

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  2. No, I listen to public radio but I do not contribute to it.

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  3. Yes, I contribute to public radio but I do not listen to it.

    43.5%
  4. No, I neither listen to or contribute to public radio.

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  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    My local public radio is currently having it's semiannual fundraiser. I have contributed for the past two years as I enjoy "Bluegrass Breakdown", "To the Point", and I listen some to "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered". Do you contribute to your local public radio station to help keep it on the air?
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

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    I must confess I have been guilty of enjoying some public radio without contributing.
     
  3. Salty

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    Ditto
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  4. Ed Edwards

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    I got burnt on Public TV. The week when they try to get you to pledge money, Public TV showed extra of my two favorite shows (Dr. Who and Blakes 7 - came on Saturday one after the other starting at 10:30PM). I pleged $30. They cut the shows. Sorry, if i pay money to keep the shows, i want the shows kept.
     
  5. KenH

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    My local public radio station keeps its regular programming during its fund drives. I just don't get to hear the entire programs as they cut in for about 10 minutes at a time to talk about the fund drive and announce people who have donated by phone or online. I got to hear my name on the radio yesterday. [​IMG]

    The idea of interrupting is to speed along the drive toward the goal. The sooner the goal is reached the sooner we don't have our favorite programs interrupted.
     
  6. KenH

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    Being free-market in my outlook, if the public stations are not able to find a market that will support the programming that they want to put on, then in my mind they don't get to be on. I listen all the time to public radio, but refuse to contribute.
     
  8. ASLANSPAL

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    I like "all things considered"

    Praire Home Companion

    so yes I give...quality programing
     
  9. Ed Edwards

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    Did i mention of the cruise i took including the first day of 2005 that i ate a couple of tables over from Garrison Keeler?
     
  10. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Although I don't listen to it, I totally agree with G2C.

    Besides that, I also resent the fact that I am forced to, as a taxpayer, fund public radio that mostly has programming that I don't like, and then they are begging me for more money in a fundraiser.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    You at a couple of tables? You must have a strong stomach.
     
  12. Ed Edwards

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    Did i mention that the first two days of the cruise, the decks were off limits due to the waves in the Atlantic? Of course i've got
    a strong Stomach [​IMG]
     
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