One pledge drive, under a microscope

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A Sacramento Bee media columnist stares in the face of extreme boredom without flinching: he listens to almost all of Capital Public Radio’s pledge drive and writes about the experience. “Oh, it’s all there: intriguing suspense, riotous humor, wrenching pathos and pure spoken-word poetry,” he says. “It’s a wonder that the Peabody Award judges have yet to recognize the genius of the KXJZ (88.9 FM) pledge drive.”