Why We Give

WRKF Gets Me Through My Commute

Sep 3, 2013

Amanda LaFleur is a professor of French and Cajun studies at LSU.

Listening to WRKF gets her through her commute from Lafayette to Baton Rouge. Having enjoyed Morning Edition and then the Jim Engster Show, Amanda usually arrives on campus during the Diane Rehm Show, and sometimes it's hard to get out of the car.

Amanda is a dedicated listener, but describes herself as "not a particularly organized person," known for being late paying bills and that sort of thing. By becoming a sustaining member she realized there will never be a lapse in her giving to WRKF.

Michael Loveless is a CPA and a resident of Baton Rouge.

Once he started listening to WRKF, Michael says he got hooked. He couldn't even turn the dial during pledge drives.

Finally, the message sunk in and he became a contributing listener. Then he found out many of his friends and acquaintances listen and contribute too. 

Dustin is from Central. Ellie is from Italy. He is the CEO of Puryear IT. She works as an independent virtual assistant as Jelly Bean Toes. Both are avid WRKF listeners.

Dustin has been enjoying shows like The Jim Engster Show and Fresh Air since he was in college at LSU. He started supporting the station by donating a small amount.

Realizing he was listening to WRKF all the time, Dustin elevated his support. Now he and Ellie are part of the Circle of Friends.

Albert Sam is a vascular surgeon, life-long Louisiana resident, former Vice Chair of the WRKF Board of Directors, and a sustaining member.

He heard Sam Cooke singing, "A Change is Gonna Come," on Weekend Edition when he was driving to work one morning.

Sam says he hears something moving like that on WRKF weekly.

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