24 September 2008

Pledging

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I always dislike pledge drives on my favorite radio stations. My wife and I both contribute to Power FM, and I use my personal donation allowance to support KERA. Unlike TV pledge drives on PBS which bring special programs to the station, radio pledge drives just tend to interrupt the shows.

With KERA, I used to feel bad since I ignored the request and didn't donate. So, there was a little bit of guilt there. Now, I feel a little annoyed that other people aren't giving quickly enough to end the drive. It's a childish thought, but I really just want to be able to hear my morning show on the drive into work. Nevertheless, I must commend KERA on how they have reformatted their drives over the years.

The first major change was to reduce the number of drives from four to three during the year. The second one has been to have daily goal targets that, when met, end the drive for the day. The third one, in place for this year's fall drive, was to move the pledge drive forward so that it does not interfere with the election coverage. This was a great move.

Quiz Day: The Autumn Test




Your Autumn Test Results



You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.

You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.

Your ideal day is spent in contemplation. You enjoy a quiet day where you can take time to think and day dream.

You are nostalgic. You can't truly appreciate something until it has come and gone.

3 comments:

Traivor said...

Since going on (radio)KERA's automatic recurring contribution plan I am officially better than everyone else.

I actually do not give to TV KERA because their pledge drives are so obnoxious. If they followed the radio model maybe they too would receive some of my green.

Your Autumn Test Results

You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you're happiest, you are outgoing and expressive . You love celebrations, and you enjoy showing off a little.

You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.

You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you're with your loved ones.

Your ideal day is chill and uneventful. You prefer to kick back and take it easy.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.

sealegs said...

You are a energetic, warm, optimistic person. You approach everything with a lot of enthusiasm.

When you're happiest, you are outgoing and expressive . You love celebrations, and you enjoy showing off a little.

You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.

You find solitude to be the most comforting thing in the world. Being alone with your thoughts feels very peaceful.

Your ideal day is spontaneous and surprising. You like to play things by ear, and you always end up doing something interesting.

You are very impatient. You spend more time waiting for something than actually enjoying it.

Anonymous said...

Your Autumn Test Results
You are a dynamic, vibrant person. You aren't afraid to pursue your passions.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You embrace change. You love change. You see change as a rebirth.

You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you're with your loved ones.

Your ideal day is spontaneous and surprising. You like to play things by ear, and you always end up doing something interesting.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.

-Erica