Pledge-driving me nuts
I wish WNYC.org had some sort of code that let me skip the pledge-period haranguing now that I've already donated. Every time I have to restart the audio stream, Brian What'shisnuts is giving me guilt in his vaguely disappointed "you get the station for free, you can't spare us twenty bucks?" voice, which is fine, but I did spare them twenty bucks. More than that, actually. I have enough goddamn WNYC totebags to make a quilt, because I'm a good public-radio citizen or whatever, so it would really rule if they could give me an entry code with my donation, so when I log on, I can put in the code, and I won't have to listen to the "if you listen and don't donate, you're a puppy-killing radio hog" rhetoric. Just put on some Dave Brubeck for five minutes instead. I did my part, get up offa me already.
That won't happen, so all y'all in the WNYC catchment area who listen to the station, could you please please go through the couch and send them whatever you find as a pledge so they'll stop asking? Because I was just listening to an awesome segment with Vincent Bugliosi about his new JFK book, and I think extremely highly of Bugliosi, as a writer and as a guy who doesn't pull his punches when it comes to his opinions; Helter Skelter is in the true-crime pantheon, and the OJ book should be. I can't wait to read the new one, and I was really enjoying listening to V. Bug talking about it, but then the program gets interrupted so that Leonard Lopate can tell me some shit about how everyone listening to him right now who doesn't cough up some money is basically going to hell, like, 1) don't mess up the flow of a perfectly good segment, and 2) I GAVE YOU THE MONEY ALREADY.
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