The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 April 2004

Boblash?

It's standard operating procedure for public-radio stations, during their semiannual pledge drives, to sound just as mournful and Oliver Twisted — "Please, sir, I want some more money" — as they possibly can.

Even allowing for this tendency, there seems to be a lot more desperation than usual in the voices at our local NPR station, and I'm wondering: could the listeners be responding to the reassignment of Bob Edwards by cutting back their donations?

I may be imagining things — wouldn't be the first time — but I have a feeling that NPR management is going to wind up with low-cholesterol free-range egg on their faces when all this is over.

Posted at 11:45 AM to Overmodulation


I still think they ought to give Howard Stern the gig.

Posted by: lawrence at 12:51 PM on 2 April 2004