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Sound Programming Needs Solid Listener Support

Laura Knoll

 October 6, 2013

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

In preparation for the membership drive, I’ve been looking at the costs of the various programs on KGOU.

Of course, the morning, noon and evening week day programs are the most expensive – both to acquire from NPR and to add the local news and information. But the three together – Morning Edition, Here and Now and All Things Considered add up to about $20,000 per week.

The entire rest of the schedule adds up to about $8,000 per week. And we all know there are a lot great shows in there that you love.

That is why our twice annual membership drives are so important. Of course, we like to have a little fun, but the aim is very serious. The sound reporting, the excellent conversations, the community information, the great music – all of it needs listener support.

Private support is 63 percent of our budget this year. Please do your part. Pledge now at KGOU.org.

And this week we have a second report -- 

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Karen Holp and Brian Hardzinski show how easy it is to get the KGOU app on your smart phone.

Thanks. From the Manager’s Desk, I’m Karen Holp.

Karen earned her Master (1974) and Bachelor (1972) degrees from the University of Akron in Ohio, and has worked as Program Director at WMRA-FM, James Madison University in Harrisonburg Virginia and WUIS-FM, University of Illinois at Springfield. She moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1979 to become General Manager of KRWG-FM.
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