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Sustaining @WUNC is A Family Affair

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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 ConsideredThe 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.

Peyton used his phone to take pictures on the trip, which meant that when Glynn Washington’s thank you note came in, we saw it right away. Exciting news, to get in the Sedona Mountains in Broken Arrow Canyon. Not your everyday occurrence.

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.


Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

One thought on “Sustaining @WUNC is A Family Affair

  1. I can honestly say I was never a listener of NPR before my daughter married Matt. Through the years I’ve come to love the different programs (the Car Guys on the way home to Apex on Saturday mornings while living in Atlanta). And really, is there anyone who doesn’t love Blue Grass (Back Porch Music). Plus I’m very proud of my children for the exposure to such diversified programing for my grandson Peyton. Excellent promo ya’ll!

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