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Support Independent Journalism, Support KNKX

Hello KNKX and NPR One listener!


One unique thing about NPR One: You get to skip the pledge drives!


Of course, quality journalism still costs money. So, instead of listening to multiple days of sparkling on-air banter about the value of public radio, I'm asking you to take, oh, 60 seconds or so to read my note, consider what KNKX and NPR programs mean to you, and -- I hope -- translate that into a giftduring our Spring Drive.


The last few months have shown all too clearly how urgent it is that we continue to invest in reliable, independent news. Last year we took a huge leap in saving our station from disappearing altogether -- it was an incredible and unprecedented show of support for quality news, music and stories. Now we need to stick together in order to sustain the effort.


Part of our commitment is to make sure you can get KNKX and NPR stories whenever and wherever you want them. That’s where NPR One comes in. Thanks to the support of listeners like you, KNKX is becoming a pioneer in this way of delivering programming. We want to make sure that however you get your news, whether it’s on your car radio, on your phone or from your voice-enabled device, KNKX will be there with the most relevant, compelling, surprising and entertaining local and national stories.


I ask you to support the effort by making a donation to KNKX. Of course, you don’t have to -- that’s the beauty of public radio! But amazingly, again and again, people give because they care about what KNKX has to offer. Our goal this spring is to raise $350,000, and we’ll end the fund drive as soon as we hit that number.

Please consider a gift of $5 or $10 a month, or whatever makes sense for you. Just go to this web site. It takes 2 or 3 minutes, and then you can relax in the knowledge that you’ve done your part to support the essential reporting and storytelling we rely on, more now than ever before.  Thank you so much.

Gabriel Spitzer is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host who covered science and health and worked on the show Sound Effect.