Show #201 – Pledge Drive

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

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