KBCS 2010 Fall Membership Drive

“Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.

-Ray Bradbury

Community radio is a fools errand. It’s dummies running headlong at windmills and pissing in the wind. It’s also our last gasp of media control. Where else can someone call up the host of a show and yell free Leonard Peltier and hang up the phone? Or request a tune by Flatt & Scruggs?

The problem with community and public radio is the need for money. It ends up sounding like your hippy brother asking for a loan every six months. Often, it is your hippy brother at the station doing the asking, too.

Now, the thing about asking for money, is that each time we ask is the most important time we’ve ever asked. Each time you give is the most important time you’ve ever given. So here I am asking again. Support this endeavor and these voices. For when it’s gone it’s gone and the like of which we’ll not hear again.

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About Iaan Hughes

Iaan Hughes is a deejay on 91.3 KBCS in Seattle. He plays country & western music.
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