As a rule, when you want people to support you and your endeavors, you probably ought to give them at least a little of what they want, which in turn will make them more likely to support your cause.
Take note, local public radio station. I listen to Morning Edition and All Things Considered because I want to know what’s going on with the world. What I do NOT want is to hear 5 minutes of quick stories on the half hour, one short feature, and 20 minutes of two guys pulling each other’s puds trying to get me to donate money.
What’s more, you should limit your shilling to twice a year like you used to, not once every month or two for whatever occasion you can think of to try to coax money out of your listeners. Even if I were inclined to donate I would be pissed off if I had to listen to your begging for another two weeks after I threw you some bones. Ironically, donations are always low until the last two days anyway, so perhaps you ought to consider that when you’re killing us with your soggy attempts at humor. As a result, I resolve not to give you any money and turn you off for two weeks. If you’re not careful, when it’s over I may not come back.
In conclusion, shut your yaps and give us back the news. Keep that up for a while and who knows, maybe you’ll never have to beg for money, we’ll be happy to give it to you. What a thought.