WCNY: no more “beg-a-thons”

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“Two years ago when I took over as president of this station, I made my pledge to the community that we would be pledge-free within two years,” Robert Gaino, president of WCNY in Syracuse, told the New York Post in an article titled “Syracuse Public TV Abandons Beg-A-Thons.” The station’s professedly last pledge period ended Sept. 23. Columnist Adam Buckman’s previous complaints about pledge drew a written response from WNET President Neal Shapiro in August.