This is the favorite season for many people, me included. Sure – the presents, the food, the parties make it special. But even more, I always want to take time to appreciate how far we have come in the last twelve months, and thank the people who have made this journey possible.
As we near the end of 2014 and prepare for another year of important service to you, I ask you to make a special year-end contribution to KGOU.
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday -- they say are the biggest shopping days of the year. And now, Giving Tuesday is becoming a tradition as well for donations to community organizations that do good things throughout the year.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving and express our gratitude, I'm thankful to celebrate KGOU's eighth anniversary in the studios at Copeland Hall. We made our first broadcast from here in the early hours of Friday, November 17, 2006.
It was a tremendous move -- from 1,500 square feet and two studios to 4,000 square feet, six studios and a usable performance space. The new facility enabled the KGOU staff to produce more local programs, to be more efficient, and to include more students in our operations.
This week, Morning Edition and All Things Considered sound different.
And they do – because the times for local items have changed within the programs. All the usual things are still there – KGOU news, traffic reports, weather, and calendars – but they are most likely at different times.
The NPR items are still there too -- Frank DeFord, StoryCorps and more.
I hope you are thinking of some creative signs that you can use to show your support of KGOU for the upcoming membership drive. Or you can visit this past Manager's Desk and copy one of the pre-made signs from the slideshow there.
This fall we are asking you for two things. We are asking you for make your financial gift to KGOU and to show your support on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.