The radio is blaring and doing what it does best … it is asking for donations to keep “Our Favorite Programs” on the air.
I never give a dime to Public Broadcasting stations because they bill themselves as “American Public Television” but the most of what I hear is stuff being talked about by people with foreign accents and the ever-present and always iconic British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) who play a tremendous and seemingly ever-increasing part on so-called “American Public Broadcasting.”
I have nothing against BBC — and in fact, I like it a lot because they always tell the truth more so than most American newscasters … them and Deutsches Welle (DW) from Germany. But I don’t hear DW on Public Broadcasting here … it is usually on Cable TV. What gripes my ass is not the fact that BBC is on American Public Broadcasting stations … What gripes my ass that, as far as I can tell, there are so few “Americans” talking on “American” public broadcasting. So the fact is that I do not have any favorite programs on the PBS … in fact I listen to it as little as possible … and when I do listen to it it is because my friend and companion wants to listen to it …so I tolerate it, but I will never send a dime to support it.
Better than that … maybe worse than that … I don’t know … I am beginning to wonder if the PBS isn’t as much pure propaganda as most of the other broadcast outlets. I think I am safe in saying that they probably don’t tell us everything we should know either .. just like every other broadcaster.
I emember when there was no such thing as Public Broadcasting in the kind of format that we have it in today and we all got along just fine without it then and if it disappeared today, I think we would get along just as well as we always have even now.