Public Radio, which is slowly erasing its humorless image, may be about to wipe away the last vestige of earnestness in its midst: the membership drive.
WBEZ in Chicago — the This American Life people — is launching a ‘campaign’ to encourage Chicagoans to have more babies to support its 2032 membership drive.
The station is offering a Facebook app to connect people with “similar interests” to make the process a little easier.
Poynter’s blog indicates there could be a problem. The average age of NPR listeners is 49.