KCRW BROADCAST #1247 for Saturday, August 13, 2011
Fanatics! It is Pledge Drive time at Tha K!!! It is time to show your love for NPR. If any of you Fanatics heard our show during the last drive, you will remember we had prepared quite a bit of material that was written exclusively for that broadcast. This time around, Engineer X and I have upped the ante. Truth be told, we have been working on this for weeks in anticipation. It's Friday afternoon and I am going to write up some more ideas later tonight. We cannot wait to roll out all the stuff we have put together and lay it on you.
The pledge drive is important. None of you are stupid, so there is no need to tell you why KCRW needs as many members as possible. It's always a struggle, a great one — the right one for sure — but a struggle nonetheless. That being said, it doesn't have to be a drag. So, X and I have worked on all this material and are treating the two hours as an opportunity to take the show to a whole different level and hopefully the time flies by. If you have not become a member, during our shift is the time to do it. Make me look good to my bosses!
Oh! Shameless Plug Pt. II Dept.: My brand new book Occupants is now available for pre-order. All advance orders will be signed by me. Please go to this site and read the thing I wrote about the book. We worked hard on this one and are very excited to hear what you think.
In any case, I know this sounds lame-o but it's true: I love KCRW. I think we are doing a great thing. I think we are a great asset and integral part of the Los Angeles area and I really hope you tune in. Become a member if you're not, re-new if you have let your membership expire. Please help us keep this great news, great music and overall marvelous thing going. Thanks.
Get ready for this show, it's going to be a great one. Keep NPR thriving and STAY FANATIC!!! –Henry
Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.