The Day the Wienermobile Came to Town... and Stopped by Kansas Public Radio

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, visiting Kansas Public Radio on April 12, 2018, during KPR's spring membership drive.  (Photo by J. Schafer) .

Kansas Public Radio's eternal spring fund drive was bringing us down. We were tired of asking for pledges, tired of asking people to call (888) 577-5268 to support the station we know they're listening to. We needed something to boost morale. We needed something to put a smile on our collective faces - something beyond hearing a phone ring inside Pledge Central. The staff (and our hard-working friends next door at Audio-Reader) needed a diversion, if only for a short while. And on Thursday, we got one.

The giant, hot dog-shaped vehicle known affectionately as The Wienermobile will be making appearances at Lawrence area Dillons stores this weekend. For a complete itinerary of future stops, download the Wienermobile app for iTunes. The app is also available for the Android platform.