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last minute action against WBUR/NPR
09 Dec 2004
Modified: 01:53:46 PM
a quick (but important) action - send a message to wbur (public radio) about their advertising of a range rover as part of fundraising campaign
SEND A MESSAGE TO WBUR (PUBLIC RADIO) ABOUT LAND ROVERS:
take 2 minutes to click on http://www.wbur.org/contactus/ to send an email saying that although you support the idea of public radio, you won't pledge money because of their advertising of the LAND ROVER as part of the fundraising campaign.
As part of WBUR's campaign to raise public funds for radio, they are offering a prize of a land rover L3. despite the announcers' lukewarm plugs for the prize, the constant mention (ie. advertising) of such a dangerous and wasteful 'product' should concern public radio listeners. station managers know that there is something wrong with this and have likely already received a number of complaints from thoughtful listeners. however, i think we can do more in the 11th hour (the pledge drive ends tomorrow!) let's flood their mailbox and let them know that the public does not support this kind of radio advertising! This is a really quick action that I think will have serious impact. Thanks

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WBUR stands for Big Ugly Radio; NPR is ...
10 Dec 2004
Here's a sample letter that seems to fit the facts.

Dear National Petroleum Radio
and Double Big Ugly Radio,

Please just stop broadcasting and leave a gap in the spectacle for a whille. Give it a rest. When we TIRE of your petro-propaganda, there's always another elite media to turn to.

* WBUR = Double Big Ugly Radio
NPR = National Petroleum Ratio

Sincerely,
Soupy Sales

P.S. The only thing we'll miss is your ad's. Don't ever stop pitching vehicles & KaBloom (tm) roses for Mothers Day!