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It’s pledge drive time at Louisville Public Media. Like the last drive, once we meet our goal, the drive ends. So…please pledge.

We’ll be on the air this week, and our own Todd Mundt has already made the case in the Courier-Journal, so I won’t say much more about it right now.

But if Todd’s well-reasoned piece doesn’t motivate you to pick up the phone (or go online) and pledge, then let Alec Baldwin frighten you into it. ABP. Always. Be. Pledging.




The BBC’s World Have Your Say program is broadcasting from Louisville and the Idea Festival for the rest of the week. The staff is in town, and they’ve been posting updates to their blog and Flickr page.

So far they’ve seen Muffyoke at Miss C’s on Chestnut Street and watched the Greenpeace protesters climb the Seelbach during yesterday’s EPA hearing. has more information on the visit and the broadcasts.

WFPL has won the Readers’ Choice award for Best Radio Station. Our sister station WFPK finished third. WFPK’s Laura Shine came in second in the Best Local Radio Personality category.

Thank you, LEO readers, and congratulations to the other winners.

If you’ve been listening to WFPL in the afternoons, you’ve no doubt heard Q. This summer, there’s been an array of guest hosts (including my favorite, Terry O’Reilly of The Age of Persuasion). In other guest host news, Christopher Walken will guest host host the Leonard Lopate show on WNYC next Monday. This comes after Alec Baldwin‘s stint filling in for Kurt Andersen on Studio 360.

Here’s a quick housekeeping notice…

If you haven’t heard the updates on WFPL, the Saturday lineup is changing. No shows are going off the air, they’ll just be on at different times…

The mornings will be the same until 11, with Only A Game at 7, Weekend Edition from 8 to 10 and Car Talk from 10 to 11. Instead of Whad’ Ya Know at 11, though, you’ll hear Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. That’s followed by This American Life at noon (formerly at 1) Bob Edwards Weekend at 1 and Travel With Rick Steeves at 2. Whad’ Ya Know will air from 3 to 5, followed by All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion at 6. Shuffle will air from 8 to 10.

Here’s that same paragraph in an easy-to-read grid.

President Barack Obama will hold a press conference on deep water drilling today, and WFPL will carry it live around 12:45 or 1:00, depending on when it begins.

Mayor Jerry Abramson‘s final city budget proposal will be released at 4:00 today, and we’ll have stories on WFPL, online and here about it.

Thank you to everyone who called and supported WFPL and Louisville Public Media. We have reached our goal and the spring membership drive is over!

This was our shortest and most successful drive ever.

The wonderful LPM volunteers as the drive ends

LPM volunteers as the drive ends

The WFPK studio as Laura, Todd and Nick say the drive is over

Outside the WFPK studio as the drive ends

We have less than $75,000 left to raise in the spring membership drive at Louisville Public Media. We’re very happy about the support we’ve received so far, but if you haven’t made your pledge yet, now is the time to do it. We’re close to the end of the drive and we’ll be even closer with your support.

Thank You.

We’re trying to raise $500,000 during the spring pledge drive. We’re now over the $300,000 mark, and we’re looking for your support.

Your pledge dollars bring you everything you hear on WFPL and read on and The Edit. So please, make your pledge now. When we reach $500,000, we end the drive.

Louisville Public Media’s spring fund drive begins Saturday, and as you’ve probably heard, the drive ends when we raise $500,000. So, if you pledge now, we can wrap it up early.

If that’s not enough incentive, then let rock stars guide you. There’s a post on the My Morning Jacket website encouraging fans to support WFPK.

When you pledge during 91.9 WFPK’s Spring Membership Drive (now through March 26th) you’re automatically entered to win a weekend trip to see My Morning Jacket from the Front Row at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!

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