Why I Support WBHM: Mina Khan

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During This Pledge Drive, We’re asking WBHM Members why they listen and what WBHM means to them.

Mina Khan is a WBHM member from Trussville. To start her day off right, she tunes into Morning edition during her hour-and-a-half commute.

“When I have to start my day at work,” she says, “I cannot sit and listen to a story that’s so engaging that I don’t really want to turn off my radio.”

Kahn doesn’t stop after the car radio turns off.

“I instantaneously start up my app on my phone and it carries me into my office,” says Mina, “I don’t have to worry about missing any stories anymore.”

Mina challenges listeners to call in and support WBHM. “If we don’t support public radio, who will?”

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Chad and Allison Kahl are both WBHM members. Chad’s in the Air Force. He’s a flight surgeon attached to the 99th Air Refueling Squadron out of Birmingham. During Chad’s most recent deployment, the Kahls say WBHM helped keep them connected.

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Virginia Stone is a WBHM member listening from Birmingham, Alabama — and oddly enough, she’s a huge fan of the fund drive. “I love it because of the community that I feel when I hear the name of someone I know,” says Virginia. “I do understand why people get annoyed; they don’t want to be pestered for donations. But the truth is, they need to step up.”

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