Pledge Drive, 1996-02-12

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Pledge Drive: Feb 12, 1996
Somewhere Out There
Original Broadcast Date
Marnie Castor, Joe Frank
Pledge Drive, Absurd Monologue, 53 minutes
Preceded by: Bible Salesman
Followed by: The Sacred

This is Joe Frank. Just you and me, for an hour.

Pledge Drive, 1996-02-12 is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series Somewhere Out There.


Joe tells the listener about how much people that have donated to his show on KCRW have had their lives improved: Handbag recovered from the belly of a shark and the mail carrier was love at first site, old sick man losing sanity and returns to health, suicidal women has meets the man who is a better replacement of her husband.

One of the pledge drive premiums is the cassette collection Jewish Short Stories From Eastern Europe And Beyond, so Joe reads a series of made-up absurdly short stories with Jewish themes and says KCRW is working on a series of Assimilated Jewish Short Stories.

Joe lists the benefits of fictional levels of KCRW membership. Travel possibilities include Love Canal, Chernobyl, and Bhopal. Joining the KCRW family entails christenings, bar mitzvahs, brises, divorce settlements, and sibling rivalry.

A volunteer chokes on food from the buffet table; Joe will perform the Heimlich Maneuver only when a pledge goal is reached. The dreadfulness of procrastination. Guilt as a repellant emotion to use for pledge drives; nevertheless, Joe reminds listeners of his Disappointment Related Dermatological Syndrome.


Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "This is Joe Frank. I want to thank David Rapkin for collaborating with me on this program, Marnie Castor for almost choking to death on a chicken sandwich, Theo Mondle for engineering, Bob Carlson for music production, and also thanks to Jennifer Ferro and Esmé Gregson."