Saturday, October 10, 2009
Pledge Drive Time
The community radio station of Mendocino county has been hurt, like everything else, by the economic hard times. Headquartered in Philo, over in the same lovely Anderson Valley of the county fair, KZYX sacrificed some paid positions to make ends meet, including that of the news gal on the right side of this picture. But most of the programmers, the hosts of the various programs, are volunteers. Here, we see soul-master DJ Reed handing off the booth to gentle reggae giant Pappa John, as they pitch together for listener pledge support. I captured them last October when I volunteered to answer pledge calls.