WBEZ Pulls Out the NPR Guns for New Fundraiser

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on May 14, 2009 8:20PM

Ah, the public radio fundraising drive. We love NPR - and we've got a whole heap of love for the badasses at WBEZ - but sometimes we get a bit miffed with the interruptions asking us for money. Well, our pals at the BEZ have come up with a pretty clever campaign that not only raises money to help keep them on the air, but keeps us entertained to boot. They've launched WBEZ20, a new website featuring videos, comments, and other interactive features while at the same time asking readers to donate $20 to help keep the station going. It's a pretty great idea and will help keep their programming interruption to a minimum.

And for their first run of videos, they've recruited two of our favorite WEBZ personalities: Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal. Check out Peter's pitch below and Carl's after the jump.