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Mock Funding Credits

From: Abby Goldstein
Length: 01:08

A smart and funny mockery of our typical NPR funding credits

Default-piece-image-1 Dr. Paul Slavens and his writing partner Jim Kuenzer produced this mock funding credit for their Texclectic Radio Hour appearance on Lone Star Saturday Night in August of 2003.

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Piece Description

Dr. Paul Slavens and his writing partner Jim Kuenzer produced this mock funding credit for their Texclectic Radio Hour appearance on Lone Star Saturday Night in August of 2003.

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I'd like to hear this one on the air more than "very much." I want to hear that one high-voiced guy say most of it, then Michele Norris say the rest. This would blow America's mind. America needs its mind blown. That said, the piece has an element of navel-gazing. But what awkwardly realistic navels!

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Looking for a pledge drive moment of levity for your listeners and your colleagues?

This is it.

This brief spot adds perspective and tongue and cheek to Public Radio fundraising and Public Radio in general.

It's a great moment to inject when your pitching has become too serious, melodramatic or when you're on the verge of the dreaded afternoon lull.

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Thank you. Thank you for this clever bit of writing poking fun at underwriting credits. Public Radio takes itself a bit too seriously -- just listen to the fund drives. This short piece, however, offers a great way for listeners and staff to giggle at our own expense. Thank you.

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Broadcast History

Originally aired during the August 2003 Texclectic Radio Hour on KERA 90.1.