Public Media Pledge Time!
Original post made by Paul Losch on May 10, 2013
We are in Pledge time right now on the local radio side. Like the street work that has taken place in my neighborhood in recent months, I understand its importance and tolerate it, knowing it will mercifully end after a couple of weeks.
For me, the most annoying part of pledge drives are the "closers" in the prime time hours at the start and the end of the day. I have no doubt that KQED strategically does this. A couple semi-obnoxious personalities who go on and on about the same thing over and over again. Pledge now and get these closers off the air ASAP is the subliminal message.
on May 12, 2013 at 8:45 am
Sorry that I don't have a comment on this topic.
But, Paul, I do value what you have to say and your knowledge about Palo Alto from your time on the Parks commission in particular.
The link here Web Link is to a thread about the definition of a park. I have been involved in friendly discussions with other locals on this subject and we are all mystified as to how a green area with a bench, a play structure and perhaps a grill, can be called a park? Do you have any comment? Thank you.
on May 12, 2013 at 9:15 am
Paul Losch is a registered user.
I am unsure where you are going with your question, and I will try to be responsive.
In Palo Alto, what can be defined as a park is broad. Different parks fit into different categories. For example, Greer is classified as a regional park, Heritage a neighborhood park.
You are right that there are some small parcels of land around town that are called parks, even if they offer limited ameneties. City owned and maintained space, zoned for public benefit.
We actually should celebrate that we have such places, not all cities do.
on May 15, 2013 at 7:33 am
[Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.] The most important aspect of the "blog", was that you listen to KQED. They need funding, have a neutral non-commercial platform, they rely on private funding - aka pledge drives. As you are an avid listener, and no doubt a major financial contributor, why don't you use your platform to advocate in a positive way, rather than turning to the negative?