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From Neil Best's Desk


Dear Friends,

It seems like a long time ago when conversations began with “Hello!”. Now, more and more, we are having conversations on the phone, via email, or through video conferencing that begin with “How are you doing?” A message that is heartfelt in the asking.

On behalf of all of us at KUNC, we say thanks for the many expressions of concern coming our way these last few weeks. Before I go further, please know we all hope this note finds you, your family, friends, and colleagues healthy and safe. I am so happy to share the KUNC family continues to be well and is focused on taking care of family, each other, and working hard. I am proud to work with such a great group of colleagues, each and every one focused on keeping all of us informed during this extraordinary time.

Among the comments I have answered in the last few days are questions about when the spring on-air membership drive will start. I have to share this is a new experience for me. The answer is we have postponed the scheduled start of the drive, which would have been this week. It may be postponed until June, or possibly we will wait and have a membership drive later in the summer. Having said that you can always make a one-time gift, increase your sustaining membership, etc. by visiting our support page.

Some of you may say great! Others may say what, don’t you need money? Most directly, we believe our focus at this time needs to be singular in providing the most complete information about what is happening in our communities. Thanks to our strong base of sustaining members we are in a financial position to maintain normal operations, certainly through the near future.

To a great extent, I am talking about trust. You trust our staff, along with our colleagues at National Public Radio to focus on providing credible reporting that ensures a more informed public. We know we can trust that you will continue to support your public radio station.

I will close with a double offering of thanks. First for your past listening and support, and for continuing to support KUNC.

Warm Regards,

Neil Best 
President & CEO