Friday Feedback for May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

National Public Radio is essential to everyone's intellectual well-being.--Sofia Molestina

We read a lot of listener comments during our on-air fund drives. But we also get pledges and comments year-round. Here are some that I found from people who pledged after our drive ended on March 27th:

Catherine Powell wrote:

I love the talk, education, commentary, and entertainment programs: Wait, Wait; Car Talk; This American Life; Diane Rehm; Prairie Home; and news.

Judith Erickson of Southport wrote:

[I] Love "Car Talk" "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me'", "Fresh Air", "Science Friday", etc.

Bonnie and Peter Liebmann wrote:

We've just moved to Wilmington recently and the comfort level becomes increasingly harmonious and welcoming! We have always contributed to [public broadcasting] and will continued to do so. The thrilling starting point was when knew you would carry The Metropolitan opera … Thank you so much.

Listener Daniel wrote:

I was sad to hear that you were dropping some programming due to lack of funds. Public radio is important to me and I'm sorry others don't value it enough to contribute. I wish I had more to give.

In response, I’m not sure to what exactly Daniel is referring. We haven’t in fact announced any program changes recently, and we’re working on next year’s budget right now. We always have to strike a balance between the wishes of our listeners and our need to be good stewards of the resources you supply. We salute Daniel's generosity and concern.

Listener Greg wrote:

I listen to BBC news and of course, love Car Talk; and when time permits, Prairie Home Companion. Thank you for your work.

Sofia Molestina wrote:

National Public Radio is essential to everyone's intellectual well-being.

2 anonymous listeners from Wilmington wrote:

Sorry this is late and we missed your pledge drive. Keep up the great work!!

And Al Davidson and Ann Patterson upped the ante a bit:

Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

We recently put a few virtual candles on our Facebook site to celebrate the station’s birthday on April 22nd. Several viewers Liked the story. Steven Hennessee wrote:

Congratulations on your 29 years - here's to many, many more!

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