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Spring membership drive comments

When you call in your pledge to KPR, the phone volunteer will ask, among other things, “Do you have any comments for the staff?” Do you ever. Here is a small sample.
Susan F. and Bob G. of Emporia say “All our radios are tuned to KPR.”
“No TV, so the radio is on all day tuned to KPR. Live performances are cool.” – Jeffrey Y. in Osawatomie
Kenny F. of Manhattan says he really likes KPR2. “Great programming.”
“Most professional in the state.” – William B. in Emporia
Tom B. and Linda T. of Lawrence say they’ve been listening for 20 years. “Just keep doing what you’re doing!”
“Local people do a great job – as good as national.” – Bernie and Francis K. of Lawrence
Vickie Randel listens in the car. 
Robert and Amy B. of Lawrence say they rely on KPR for severe weather.
Roger M. and Barbara Y. in Lawrence say KPR is their main source of news. They love local coverage and commentaries, but they don’t like Saturday morning.
“Good to wake up to in the morning. Enjoy it all.” – Donna and Denis C. in Lawrence
David G. in Lawrence says KPR is “the best public radio station in America and J. Shafer is a rock star!” (Yeah, but don’t tell him. It’ll go to his head)
“Thanks for getting me to work!” – Leslea R. in Garnett
Nancy V. in Auburn uses KPR in her classroom.
Elizabeth M. of Lawrence has lived in a lot of states and this is the best public radio station she has heard.
Dean and Carolyn T. in Topeka say This American Life is their favorite and to “please continue classical music programming!”
Robert S. in Lawrence says he enjoys “the joy evidenced by the staff” but is “concerned about the increasing ‘commercials’” he’s hearing. (Note: members and underwriting announcements account for almost 60 percent of our budget.)
“NPR is the best radio news in the nation and is better than most television news.” – Scott Y. of Ottawa
Lorie V. of Lawrence says everything is great, especially Kaye McIntyre’s show. (We’ll let her know.)
Paul and Catherine V. in Overland Park say they hope Car Talk never stops.
“I appreciate the classical music that settles me down.” – Miriam L. of Ottawa
Scott S. of Topeka says he feels he is “very well-informed due to listening to the news programming.”
“You guys are great! The news is excellent. I have speakers on my porch so my chickens can listen!” – Mark C. in Leavenworth (Keeping chickens well-informed is just another service we offer.)
“I’m not a native of Kansas so I really appreciate the logical presentation of the news out of Topeka.” – Priscilla W. in Topeka
“Best radio station ever.” – William R. in Shawnee
Magdaline and Joseph K. in Topeka like it in the evening when they play the whole piece of music and not just part of it.
“KPR’s Saturday programming maintains my sanity because I drive all day. Thank you.” – Erin B. in Lawrence
Lied Center director Derek Kwan listens at work. 
Renate D. in Lawrence truly enjoys the programming, especially at the noon hour. “The classical programming really gets me through the day.” (We’ll let Jeff know.)
“Hearing the news on Morning Edition has become a part of my day as I drive to work, and listening to classical music is part of the drive home. Love them both!” – Sue N. in Lawrence
James and Susan F. in Parkville say they listen to Retro Cocktail Hour every week and spread the word about the show. (We’ll let Darrell know, once we find him in the underground martini bunker.)
“You’re about the best around.” – Scott and Jan A. of Shawnee
Mary Canham in Prairie Village says her dog and cat also love classical music, especially Joey, who “comes running when he hears Bach.” (Tell Joey to put in a request for Friday’s Listeners Choice.)
“Special thanks to Bob McWilliams!” – Cynthia N. of Lawrence (We’ll pass that along.)
“What’s not to like?” – Robin G. and Tom M. of Lawrence
“Just a part of our lives. Can’t stand to be without it Sunday afternoon!” – Johnna and Tim R. in LaCygne
Alex J. in Manhattan is just back from a deployment overseas. “It’s the only thing I listen to. You are like my book on tape.” (Alex, thanks for your service.)
 “I turn my radio on first thing in the morning and keep it on all day!” – Rhoda H. of Lenexa
Ken E. of Apache Junction, Ariz., says thank you. He lives in Arizona but drives to Kansas four times a month and listens to KPR. (Stay safe on the roads, Ken.)
Sheri C. in Leavenworth said her husband called earlier. “We keep chickens. Chickens like listening to KPR. Happy chickens – more eggs.” (Apparently we’re very popular with poultry.)
Peter and Heidi D. of Topeka have been supporters for more than 30 years. They said they rely on NPR and it is their primary news source. They loves Africa reports from Ofeibea Quist Arcton.
Jay L. in Overland Park says he is particularly appreciative of Stephen Koranda’s reporting: “So different to get state and local news anymore… appreciate your reporting.” (We’ll pass that along.)
Lucy S. in Topeka says she has been listening since 1954 and is a huge fan. She appreciates the live studio performances and announcement of music festivals and balanced news.
Tai and Ryan E. in Lawrence say they love Laura Lorson’s weather coverage.
Herb and Virginia D. of Lee’s Summit always enjoy it. They are 87 and 89 and said they will listen as long as they can. (We hope that’s a long, long time.)
“I love all the programs! But mostly Mark Edwards. He teaches me all I need to know!” –Jacqueline K. of Topeka (We’ll pass that along.)
“Laura Lorson is a ray of sunshine.” – Leslie J. in Topeka (Thanks, we’ll tell her.)
“Retro Cocktail Hour… our Saturday evening ritual!” – Sara C. of Ottawa
Michelle and Brad G. in Emporia say they love getting “real news, honest and objective reporting.”
Debbie and Gary S. of Neodesha appreciate having access through Chanute and access to news about Lawrence and Statehouse news.
Marilyn B. of Lawrence says she listens “dawn to dusk” and that music is especially important to her.
“KPR makes our community a better place.” – Sam S. of KCMO
“Less flutes and harps and piano. Other than that, good job.” – Iris G. of Topeka
Paul B. in KCMO says he drives 1,000 miles a week and listens to classical music to “calm the drive.”
Leadell E. in Salina says he travels from Salina to Topeka listening to news.
“We love you guys. We’ve lived here 14 years and listen every morning.” – Maria and Michael M. of Lawrence
“Listening to KPR is a family tradition,” says Katie B. in Manhattan. Her father loved Car Talk.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

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