Why I Support WBHM: Virginia Stone
During This Pledge Drive, We’re asking WBHM Members why they listen and what WBHM means to them.
Virginia Stone is a WBHM member listening from Birmingham, Alabama — and oddly enough, she’s a huge fan of the fund drive.
“I pretty much keep it on the down-low,” she says, “but I’m not apologizing for it.”
Her love for this time of year stems from the sense of togetherness that public radio brings to her life.
“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.”
Why I Support WBHM: Chad and Allison Kahl
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.
Why I Support WBHM: Rachel Brewer
Rachel Brewer is a UAB grad student and WBHM member. Even as a long-time public radio listener, she has beef with a treasured classic.
Why I Support WBHM: Mina Khan
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.”