Well, folks, it’s a new year with endless possibilities ahead. Some of us watched the ball drop in Times Square, some rang in 2014 with friends and family, while others (like myself) decided it’s too hard to stay up that late and greeted the new year sometime after sunrise.
There are so many great things happening at the station, I don’t know where to begin. One of the most exciting is that you can now text-to-pledge. That’s right, aside from being able to call in your pledge or make it on-line, you now do it from your phone. We also have some special premiums just for the text-to-pledge members. You can find out more on how to do it via our webpage. The times, they are a-changin’, and we’re keeping up with them. Don’t forget, we have our nifty mobile website for your smartphone, whether it’s an iPhone or Android. You can stream the station, select specific news stories or interviews, and check out our schedule so you know what specials are coming up.
Speaking of which… I want to remind you of the two new programs that I told you about last month. The first is the amazing music program, American Routes, on Tuesdays at 8 PM. It’s a weekly two-hour program presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. The second program is the return of Vox Pop with Food Fridays! We’ll have lots of special guests to talk food with you.
January also brings us President Obama’s State of the Union address. On Tuesday January 28th at 9 PM, we’ll have live coverage of the President’s address from NPR in Washington. We’ll also bring you New York’s State of the State when the date is announced.
I also want to highlight a couple of monthly shows. On the first Sunday of the month at 6:30 PM, Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen is back on our air, and the third Wednesday of the month at 10 PM, Claudia Cantania takes the stage with Playing On Air, featuring several short plays.
So, enjoy the new programming, our monthly specials, and may the upcoming year bring good tidings.