Listener Donna wrote: “As a long time member, I am very glad that the goal for the pledge drive was met yesterday, but I a very disappointed that the pledge drive did NOT end when the goal was met. Early in the pledge drive, you told listeners that the pledge drive would end when the goal was met. We as listeners should have received 2 more hours without pledge banter. Please in the next pledge drive live up to your assurance when the drive will end.” I take this comment very seriously, and I'd like to address the important issues wrote about. I wrote to here that first of all, we are profoundly grateful for her support of the station for many, many years, both for our annual campaigns and for emPowering Our Future. We couldn’t do it without loyal and generous listeners like her. Second, I know that Donna speaks for many others who dislike the on-air campaigns and want them ended sooner. Although we strive to keep them upbeat, and we get lots of affirmations from people who do call, we are aware that that sentiment is not universally shared. That’s why we have worked hard for the past six years to decrease our annual pledging days from 26 down to 15.
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WHQR thanks the Gallery of Oriental Rugs for donating the proceeds from the sale of this beautiful rug to HQR's emPowering Our Future campaign. Visit the store on Oleander to see this lovely Persian "Bakhtiari" - woven circa 1970 in the central part of Iran by the master weavers of the Bakhtiari Tribes. Excellent condition, cotton foundation, hand spun wool. Fair market value is $5,500.