They heard our voices at UW, PLU! Let’s say thanks

In order to keep KPLU/NPR in the Public trust please help us to purchase the rights to this broadcast station. Thank You in advance for your support!

Friends of 88.5 FM

Both the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University took an extraordinary step by saying they are willing to change course because the public clearly wants to have a voice.  Our messages, our outreach, and our logic combined with passion made that happen. But it also takes courage by leadership.

We asked for time for the public to understand the impacts and explore alternatives. Now that’s happening.

However, we still don’t know any of the details.  PLU and UW are still negotiating. We must hold them accountable to create a process where the criteria are clear and the pathway is unobstructed.

While a fundraising campaign takes shape, any messages now should support the new path and expect there won’t be any new obstacles. In particular, the administration at the University of Washington has gone the extra mile to make this possible.

To say thanks to UW: UW President Ana Mari Cauce (, UW…

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New contacts for Regents — this is the week to spread the word

CALL TO ACTION needed to oppose this acquisition!

Friends of 88.5 FM

Friends – this post is just a reminder that the crucial activity right now is to spread the word about what’s wrong with this proposed acquisition — and that alternatives are possible.

This webpage (below) has the main contacts — including several of PLU Board of Regents members:

Please send some emails and share the link with others. Many people still do not understand that KPLU is in imminent danger of being liquidated.

The Regents — at both PLU and UW — need to hear about how this process has been disrespectful, how it’s damaging PLU’s and UW’s reputations, and how it’s making donors question whether they can trust what the university will do with their money. The Regents should push for a more public process.

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