I'm afraid I now have to be quite firm with all of you.
YOU HAVEN'T BEEN DOING YOUR BIT.
Throughout this month of October, WFMU has been having the customary late-in-the-year "silent fundraiser" - the one where, unlike during the once-a-year two-week Marathon (which completely takes over station programming), DJs avoid interrupting regular programming. This October there've just been one or two brief mentions of the fundraiser per show, as everyone's counted on people's sense of personal responsibility to make them chip in a few bucks to keep the world's best radio station sailing through 'til February.
October is almost over, and the station is just barely over 60% of the goal.
STEP UP, ALL OF YOU.
The goal for October is modest compared to the big Marathon's goal. This should be a walk in the park. Need I really remind you what this is for?
- WFMU is objectively the world's best radio station. It provides a crazy neverending variety of programming to fill the hungry ears of listeners with active minds.
- Ever since I got roped into being on staff instead of just being a devoted listener, WFMU pays my bills. Do you want me to starve, or more compellingly for Ted Leonard to go without kibble? Imagine Ted's eyes looking at you. He's looking at you. He's hungry. He's looking at YOU.
Do you want Kathy Leonard Moore to have to support us both? She's looking at you, too. You don't want to be looked at that way.
- You get something fun back, in addition to the pleasure of having helped support the world's best damn' radio station: you can get an awesome cat- or dog- themed WFMU shirt with your pledge, and if you like, you can also upload a photo of whatever your companion animal is to enter into the competition to be WFMU's mascot for the next year. And WFMU is not speciesist - there are, yes, cats (so many cats!), dogs, squirrels, and at least one newt entered so far. Here's the gallery in progress:
Your favorite creature should be in there, as well.
So. That's enough from me. Please blow the moths out of your wallet and do something good. Right now.