Why I Support WBHM: Catherine Mayo

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Catherine Mayo and her daughter Kells

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Catherine Mayo of Birmingham says, “I have three children, six, eight, and nine. I turn WBHM on around seven o’clock in the morning and it’s usually still playing until seven at night. Because WBHM is playing throughout our house all day, a lot of conversations are sparked that we normally would not have. And it is so important to my husband and me that our kids know that we live in a big world outside of our bubble of Birmingham, Alabama, and that there are a lot of different people in it. And WBHM and NPR bring those people into my house. I feel like it brings the outside world into my home.”

I love Morning Edition, This American Life, Here and Now … Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is hilarious.”

“You know it took a while for me to become a member. The the Fund Drive would come on and I would change the channel. I finally became a sustaining member about five years ago. And now, it’s frustrating that other people don’t do the same, because it’s such a small amount! I mean it’s not like you have to give tons of money … if everybody who listened gave just a little bit, it would be enough so that we didn’t have to have the Fund Drives.”

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