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KPOV urges community to ‘Emerge Together’ during spring membership drive

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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- KPOV, like the rest of Central Oregon, is emerging this spring safely, realistically and optimistically from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the only nonprofit, community radio station broadcasting from Bend will hold its Spring 2021 Membership Drive at 88.9 FM and kpov.org from Friday, April 16 through Saturday, April 24.

Listeners can pledge by going to kpov.org or mailing a check to KPOV, 501 NW Bond Street, Bend, OR 97703. Due to COVID, we will not be able to have volunteers taking pledges by phone.

All pledges qualify members for entry into a drawing Grand Prize Drawing for a two-night complimentary stay at an Oregon beach rental home. Early bird supporters – those who pledge before 2 pm April 16 – will be entered into a drawing for a Newport Avenue Market gift basket valued at $100.

Thank-you gifts beginning at donation of $75 include gift certificates to Smith Rock Records, Rockin’ Dave’s Bistro and Backstage Lounge, and Strictly Organic Coffee Company.

Despite the limitations of the pandemic, KPOV has stepped up its local and national news coverage with daily reports produced by volunteers. The reports were initiated in March 2020 to provide critical local and state information about COVID-19. The daily reports have been expanded to include other news and are broadcast every weekday.

KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered community radio station that broadcasts at 88.9 FM and live on the web at kpov.org. High Desert Community Radio offers locally produced programs and podcasts not heard on any other area radio stations, including civic affairs, election coverage, and the most diverse music programming in Central Oregon.

Underwriting is available and affordable for nonprofit organizations and local businesses. For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call 541-322-0863 or visit the website at kpov.org.

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    1. I’m sorry… but what do you find “cool” about this story ? The good folks at KPOV lost me with… “KPOV is… “emerging this spring safely, realistically and optimistically from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”…. Really ??? How so ??? Currently the new cases numbers for Deschutes County are surging- Guv Brown has re-instituted a return to a higher risk category- once again putting limitations on legal business… in a Martial Law kinda way ! So why has KPOV decided to ignore the reality of the current situation for some fluff piece doled out here at KTVZ ? This is socially irresponsible and KPOV should understand this. I’d love to speak with one of their representatives… businesses have been devastated by Brown’s executive orders- families are hurting financially- the media is not talking about the economic hardships average people are suffering through…. this is not a good time for a “fund raiser” !!! Talk about completely tone deaf- this is amazingly inappropriate !

      1. Your comments are the only tone deaf thing I see, on a news release shared in our Community Billboard section about the local community radio station holding its annual membership drive. Not that they’d ever count on someone like you for a donation of anything but ridiculous putdowns and overwrought falsehoods that I hope bring many more donations their way.

        1. Soooo- are you on of their representatives ? Cause I coulda sworn I wrote… “I’d love to speak with one of their representatives… businesses have been devastated by Brown’s executive orders- families are hurting financially- the media is not talking about the economic hardships average people are suffering through…. this is not a good time for a “fund raiser” …. Cmon Barney- we already know your position- it’s “whatever Kate tells you” ! I think KPOV needs to look beyond that. Otherwise- my post stands on it’s own merits… that following the economic meltdown of 2020 is probably not a good time to seek donations- i’d suggest checking in with the Guv- she’s got billions in Kovid Kash she’s swindled from the feds… Start there… the rest of us are strapped !

          1. I have no connection to KPOV, but your ridiculous harping on their membership drive makes me want to.
            We post 100s of news releases from nonprofits and others of every stripe in the Billboard. I know, it’s probably that they are way too liberal for your tastes.
            Organizations are doing new and familiar ways to raise funds, and you cannot do a thing to stop them except drag the ol ‘Kate is the Devil’ crap back into view over and over and over.
            Yes, yes, if the sun comes up tomorrow, it’ll be thanks to the former president, and if it rains it’s the fault of’China Joe’ and ‘Evil Kate.’
            ‘What a sad, pathetic Us vs. Them world view, totally detached from the true triumphs and struggles of everyday life. Truly sad.
            You’d have them hit up the state for a grant? (Like you then wouldn’t dump on them for taking Evil Kate’s money.) Or should they just fade and go away? Divorced from reality is your stock and trade, and no matter how many 1,000s of times you say the same things over and over, that the state is doomed and economy completely destroyed, etc. etc., doesn’t make them one whit more true or realistic.
            We’ve reported on the struggles folks are undergoing many times, of course, but that doesn’t play into your “woe is us,” blame-the-media (and Democrats) sentiments.
            (PS: People tell me all the time – some of my many friends – that I should ignore you, I shouldn’t feed your outsized ego, that it’s just what you want. But as I’ve told you before, I’m the only one who has to – yes, you could say I’m paid to! – read every word of your stuff, and the least reward I feel I should get for such a sad, frustrating duty is occasionally telling you the truth. So go ahead, dump all over me, it’s your favorite ‘hobby’ — maybe it’ll spare a few other well-intended, civil people a few of your nasty personal attacks. I can take it!)

      2. You got a response out of the only person who reads your comments, and he’s literally *forced* to do that as a function of his job. It’s equal parts sad and funny that you spend so much time/effort being a person that makes it his goal to misinform/scare/anger people unfortunate enough to interact with you. I consider it a public service and point of pride that you spent time out of your life responding to me instead of bothering the unfortunate people in your household/neighborhood.

        1. Really Snorze ??? “the only person who reads your comments”… Then what brings you to this page- my comment- the irresistible need to respond ??? You follow me like a school girl with a crush- it’s kreepy- in a hair sniffin- shoulder rubbin’ Joe Biden kinda way- please stop. As for KPOV- I wonder if they have it in them to get in touch with the Dictator Guv in Salem for some good old fashioned interviewin’… if not- see ya !

  1. “if the sun comes up tomorrow, it’ll be thanks to the former president”… Still can’t even say his name can you- maybe it’s because you rarely saw it posted here as “President Trump”- instead he was allowed to be defined as… the “Orange Anus- a Mother ******.” And you want us now to believe that you all had no part in this “pathetic Us versus Them” sad sad divided world we live in ??? Good Gawd B- you continue to cling to the most failed ideology known to man- fighting racism with racism- hate with more hate- division through division ! You all jumped on that rickety ol’ jalopy of negativity for four years- never once considering those out there both offended and depressed at the daily headlines of misery… Now you want to forgive and forget- but you can’t… that knapweed you neglected has taken root and now dominates the hillside- choking off the native species while sucking the grounds dry. Like I said- history will not be kind- and I see no ounce of self reflection here- still denying the damage done- as once fertile grounds gives way to a toxic and poisonous plant. You have your blame game- I have my rake and hoe… you can either continue to talk- or put yer back into it man !

    1. Thanks for proving me right, as always. I’m only sorry I ever make the mistake of responding to you. I will try harder not to, because it only brings me down to your level of hate and blame, which is what you clearly want.
      Have a great weekend!

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