The fall 2012 fundraiser for our local NPR affiliate, WUNC 91.5 FM, has just finished, but I wanted to make sure I posted this sustainer testimonial my husband and son did in the spring (2012) … they recorded it the week before we headed to Sedona and the Grand Canyon, both in Arizona, for a Spring Break week of hiking.
– – > LISTEN: Sustainer Testimonial, Matt and Peyton Sickles
Our hiking week is a vacation we will never forget, and the three of us were able to log thousands of miles on our boots, and countless laughs with hundreds of stories told on the trails. But, because we flew out days after the boys recorded their Sustainer spots for WUNC, we never had the chance to hear them. Three different versions ran throughout the spring 2012 fundraising drive (the one Peyton recorded about his favorite show, Snap Judgment, even warranted a personal message from Glynn Washington). It was fun to return home to messages from friends telling us about hearing the spots. They were shocked, to say the least, to hear my beloved boys talking to them.
As Sustainers, we are able to contribute to our local public radio station to insure the continuance of local and national programs like the State of Things, Car Talk, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, The People’s Pharmacy, Snap Judgment (our son’s favorite), and Back Porch Music (where I first heard The Carolina Chocolate Drops). We chose to donate a dollar a day, because we wake up to the news every day, and have the Saturday morning regulars playing in the background while we’re reading the paper, having brunch, and enjoying our Saturday mornings.
And even though the fall 2012 fundraising drive for WUNC has already wrapped, it’s never too late to contact them with support. Take a listen to why we choose to support WUNC. I’d be interested to know why you do, too. Or, more to the point, why you don’t.
PS: special thanks to Regina Yeager and the WUNC Web master for loading the testimonial on Sound Cloud so we could capture and share it.