Monday, March 12, 2007

Satellite stations?

X'eM off your list!

At the risk of our seeming imperious
To anyone choosing to query us
On radio taste:
Satellite is a waste.
Put your money on news that is serious.

Yes, it's that time of year again when I have to endure the frequent interruptions to my daily dose of "Morning Edition" while the local public radio staff begs for my support. Although we are lucky enough to be within tuning distance of two NPR affiliates, there is no respite since the fundraising effort appears to be ubiquitous.

Plus, this morning, as even further affront to my Monday morning commute, I was forced to begin my 45 minute drive in utter darkness thanks to the new early onset DST (Daylight Squandering Time). But somehow, amidst Dee's pleas and Dave's raves and my own grumbling, I managed to hear some insightful stories on neglected diseases in Africa and medical treatment for our returning troops. And, as if to underscore the message that I have much to be thankful for, I was met with the most spectacular sunrise while arriving at work, a coincidence not possible without the altered standard time.

So if you need a reminder of the value of unbiased, in-depth reporting that can only come from an organization free of commercial interest, then take this unsolicited endorsement to heart and support "Serious" Radio.


joared said...

Yes! I definitely support serious radio and frequent the only two serious stations providing mostly news in my L.A. area other than NPR.

joared said...

Yes, NPR, of course, too, lest my wording left any doubt.

The Limerick Savant said...

I admit to being a scofflaw, who listened religiously for many years but never made my temple offering. I have since amended my ways and am a regular subscriber to my local public radio station. Its money better spent than my local newspaper subscription which I would give up all together if they could figure out a way for me to do the crosswords on the radio. :-)

For those curious about the temple offering reference, I think it came from watching the HBO series "Rome." If only it had been on when I was studying Latin in high school!

Cowtown Pattie said...

For the past few years, NPR and my local public radio station is all I listen to.

The idiot I work with says she can't stand public radio - "its's too liberally biased." ??????

You know the drill...hard to soar with eagles...