Community radio stations are under fire from the proposed federal budget. On the chopping block is the CPB (the Corporation for Public Broadcasting). KWMR gets 25% of it’s annual funding from the CPB. What would happen if the station lost that funding? Would it get shut down? Probably not, but the station would be run on fumes. The quality of the station’s ability to keep equipment running might suffer. It would continue, but not at the same level we all come to appreciate.
However, stations is really rural areas that rely on upwards of 75% of their annual budget from CPB funds might have to close. Turn off the signal. That would be a real shame because for some of those communities, that’s their only source of news and information.
So, this last show was our pledge drive show. Twice a year, we take to the airwaves to try to raise money for the station. We did pretty good and we’ll keep at it so we can continue to offer this show to the listening public. Thanks for listening.
|Red Meat||Queen of King City||We Never Close||Ranchero Records|
|Buck Owens||My heart skips a beat||21 # 1 Hits||Rhino Records|
|The Beat Farmers||Powderfinger||Tales of the New West||Rhino|
|Johnny Cash||Ring of Fire||The Essential Johnny Cash||Sony Music|
|Tommy Collins||If You Can’t Bike, Don’t Growl||The Dynamic Tommy Collins||Columbia Records|
|Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick||Cabin on a Mountain||Laurie & Kathy Sing Songs of Vern & Ray||Spruce and Maple Music|
|Allison Krauss & Union Station||the lucky one||New Favorite||Rounder|
|Alison Krauss & Union Station||Choctaw Hayride||New Favorite||Concord Records|
|Johnny Paycheck||Don’t Monkey With Another Monkey’s Monkey||All Time Greatest Hits||Goldenlane Records|
|Lone Justice||After the Flood||Lone Justice||Geffen Records|
|John Doe & The Sadies||Take these Chains from My Heart||Country Club||Yep Roc Records|
|Neko Case||If you Knew||The Tigers Have Spoken||Anti/Epitaph|
|The Statler Brothers||Flowers on the Wall (1975 Version)||The Best of the Statler Brothers||ISLAND MERCURY|
|Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men||Fourth of July (Live)||Out In California (Live)||Shout!|
|Johnny Cash||She Used to Love Me a Lot||Out Among The Stars||Columbia|
|Jim Lauderdale||Doin’ Time In Bakersfield||I’m A Song||Sky Crunch|