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Classical Notes: February 8, 2007 Archive

My (our) dirty little secret

Posted at 8:16 AM on February 8, 2007 by John Zech
Filed under: The blog

OK, I admit it. I like fundraising. Actually a lot of us announcers here at MPR like doing it. Used to be it was a drag for most of us. The fundraisers went on too long, the pitch breaks were too long and it was hard to sound fresh and interesting without getting into "begging mode" or "finger wagging."

We don't do that anymore.

Now we just come on and say "Look, we're making good radio for you here everyday, we know you like it ('cause you listen) and it's time for you to become a member and support us so we can keep on doing all this neat stuff and playing all the great music that you like."

For us announcers it's a chance to do some friendly banter with our colleagues on the air and show some other sides of our personalities for a few minutes and it's a REAL kick when you contribute and then tell us how much you like what we do.

It's great. This is the first day of our February membership drive. I'm going on at 9 am and I'm psyched.

Contribute online today! Thanks.

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