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Playlist: Kelly Wilkinson's Favorites

Compiled By: Kelly Wilkinson

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Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Pledge Spot Celebrity Persuasion

From WNYC | Part of the Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Station Fundraising Spots series | :59

The acclaimed actor employs his fame on behalf of public radio.

Patrick-stewart2_small The acclaimed actor employs his fame on behalf of public radio.

A Vaccum - Tom & Ray Magliozzi

From NPR Fundraising | :38

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Tom & Ray Magliozzi - CAR TALK

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Tom & Ray Magliozzi - CAR TALK

The high spirited Tom & Ray pitch for public radio.  (They offer a play on the word "vaccum")

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Difference

From Radiolab | :41

Pledge with gusto!

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JA:  Hello, I’m Jad Abumrad

RK:  Bark.  Bark it out.

JA:  Hello, I’m Jad Abumrad!

RK:  More drill instructor-y

JA:  Hello, I’m Jad Abumrad !!

RK:  I’m Robert Krulwich,

JA:  We’re from Radiolab

RK:  Let’s go harder, let’s do the Marines

JA:  (deep voice) Hello, I’m Jad Abumrad!!

RK:  I’m Robert Krulwich!

JA:  We are from Radiolab!

RK:  Pledge!

JA:  Pledge!

RK:  Pledge!

JA:  Pledge!

RK:  Pledge!

JA:  (laugh) That’s not going to get anyone to pledge.  Maybe we should be a little more earnest. 

RK:  Okay.

JA:  (mellow)  Hey, I’m Jad Abumrad

RK:  And I’m Robert Krulwich

JA:  We’re from Radiolab

RK:  We’re going to be pretty explicit here

JA:  Yeah

RK: if you pledge today...

JA:  it will make a difference.

RK:  That’s it. 

[short music tail]

 

The Heart of the Morning- Renee Montagne

From NPR Fundraising | :54

NPR Production Archives

Renee Montagne for Morning Edition

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Renee Montagne for Morning Edition


MORNING EDITION brings you interesting and remarkable people.  You never know who is going to show up.    This spot feature a clip from an interview with actor/filmmaker Mel Brooks wiht a heartfelt thought.


Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Pledge Spot "To Be or Not to Be"

From WNYC | Part of the Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Station Fundraising Spots series | :58

A short riff on the familiar monologue from Hamlet.

Patrick-stewart2_small A short riff on the familiar monologue from Hamlet.

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Pet Radio

From Radiolab | :58

Don't buy a pet, pledge!

Default-piece-image-2 RK:  I’m Robert Krulwich
JA:  I’m Jad Abumrad,  We’re from Radiolab.
RK:  Are you thinking about getting a pet?
JA:  But maybe you are not so sure?
[dog barks]
JA:  Well, we have a solution
RK:  It’s kind of obvious, really
JA:  Make your radio your pet.  Your radio! 
[“If you want Carl’s voice on your home answering machine give us a call…”]
JA: Public radio makes a great companion
[“Hi I’m Steve Inskeep…”]
RK:  It’s great around the kids
[“It’s This American Life from WBEZ Chicago…”]
JA:  People on the radio, they are smart
[“This is Fresh Air . . .]
JA:  They make you laugh
[laughing Click and Clack]
JA:  And you don’t have to clean up after them
[“I’m Robert Siegel…”]
JA:  But the only thing you have do for your radio is . . .   feed it.
[sound of food in a bowl]
JA: By pledging
RK: Whatever you choose to pledge
JA:  We will make sure your new best friend—that being the radio—stays healthy and happy
[Music tails]   

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Ramen

From Radiolab | 01:00

Don't go out for dinner tonight! Pledge!

Default-piece-image-1 JA: Hello, I’m Jad Abumrad
RK: I’m Robert Krulwich.  We’re from Radiolab.
JA: So Robert, say it’s been a long a week, you get home Friday night, and you are starving.  What do you do?
RK: Well, I could go out for a relaxing dinner …
JA:  Yeah, maybe start with a small appetizer…
RK:  Cheap bottle of wine just to unwind…
JA: Some cheesecake…
RK: I love cheesecake.
JA:  Yeah, exactly.
RK: Well, this is getting kind of pricey.
JA:  Yeah, before you know it you’ve spent $40…
RK: Maybe $50.00.  We’ve got a really bold idea for you.  This weekend, instead of going out…
JA:  Stay in!
RK:  And as for what to eat…
JA:  One little word for you.
[shaking sound]
RK:  It cost 99 cents…
JA:  Comes in its own convenient cup...
JA: RAMEN!!!!
RK: RAMEN!!!!!
[slurping sounds]
JA:  Mmmmm, this is so good.
RK:  Very good.
JA:  You can’t beat it.
RK:  It’s all over my shirt.
JA:  And then send the money you would have spent on dinner
RK: to us!
JA:  40 bucks, 50 bucks…
RK:  Send a dinner’s worth our way!
JA:  Mmm, exactly.  Honor us with Ramen!

 

 

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Slow Down

From Radiolab | 01:00

Did we say the number too fast? Do you have paper? A pen? Ok, here is comes...nice and slow!

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Romance

From Radiolab | 01:03

Radiolab is here to bring back the romance of pledging.

Default-piece-image-2 RK:  Hello, I’m Robert Krulwich
JA:  I’m Jad Abumrad
RK:  And we’re here to bring back the romance of pledging.
JA:  Wait, what?
RK:  Well, pledging, Jad, is kind of sexy if you think about it the right way.
JA:  Did you just say sexy?  Pledging?
RK:  Hear me out . . . pledging has all of the hallmarks of a bold romantic gesture.
JA:  It does?
RK:  Sure
JA:  How?
RK:  Okay, imagine, somewhere out there a dashing stranger sits alone by the radio.  He likes what he hears.
[Tape from Click and Clack]
RK:  So he grabs the phone, and, with a kind of devil-may-care grin, he debonairly pledges to the station that he loves.
[Hello?  I would like to donate my money to you.]
JA:  Do you think there are any chivalrous admirers out there right now? 

RK: Well, you never know, but you can tilt your ear, fondly, to the phones here and wait hopefully.

[Music Out]

Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Space-themed Pledge Spot

From WNYC | Part of the Sir Patrick Stewart Generic Station Fundraising Spots series | 01:15

The Star Trek star encourages your listeners to take the pledge journey of a lifetime.

Patrick-stewart2_small The Star Trek star encourages your listeners to take the pledge journey of a lifetime.

Radiolab Pledge Spot - Idea Fix

From Radiolab | 01:53

Pledge drives can take your dopamine levels down, but don't worry, Radiolab can help.

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