You should of course support your local public radio station. For me, this is WEMU— one of the few stations left out there that supports a jazz and blues format, along with NPR news and other things (“Car Talk,” “Wait-Wait,” etc.) Though I do have a confession: I also listen to Michigan Public Radio quite a bit, which is an NPR/PRI station that is an “all talk” format. But the way I figure it, WEMU needs my money more than the U of Michigan station.
But jeez, I hate fund raisers. I know they are necessary, but when public radio stations do fund raisers, I remember why I don’t like commercial radio too much. Fortunately, I recently received an iPod….