Caption: PRX default Piece image
PRX default Piece image 

Mock Funding Credits

From: Abby Goldstein
Length: 01:08

A smart and funny mockery of our typical NPR funding credits Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-2 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.

To hear the full audio, sign up for a free PRX account or log in.

More from Abby Goldstein

Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring Maxing Hong Kingston (59:02)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with internationally acclaimed author Maxine Hing Kingston
Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring Alice Walker (59:02)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with internationally acclaimed, award winning author Alice Walker.
Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring Julia Alvarez (59:04)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with accomplished author Julia ALvarez
Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring Nicholson Baker (59:04)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with award winning author Nicholson Baker
Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring Tracy Kidder (59:04)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with Pulizer Prize winning author Tracy Kidder
Caption: PRX default Piece image

The Writers Studio, featuring T.C. Boyle (01:18:57)
From: Abby Goldstein

A one-hour interview with award winning author T.C. Boyle
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Parody of BBC Sportscast (01:28)
From: Abby Goldstein

A witty and funny parody of a typical BBC Sportscast
Caption: PRX default Piece image

Mock BBC Sportscast (02:36)
From: Abby Goldstein

A witty parody of a typical BBC sportscast
Caption: PRX default Piece image

GeoQuiz Parody #2 (01:10)
From: Abby Goldstein

A witty parody of the popular GeoQuiz segment from PRI's The World
Caption: PRX default Piece image

GeoQuiz Parody (01:16)
From: Abby Goldstein

This short piece pokes fun at the popular GeoQuiz segment of PRI's The World.

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.

4 Comments Atom Feed

User image

Review of Mock Funding Credits

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!

User image

Review of Mock Funding Credits

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.

User image

Review of Mock Funding Credits

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.

See all 4 comments >>

Broadcast History

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