Pledges looking good at some stations

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Some pledge drives are going pretty darned well, reports The Washington Post. At D.C.’s WAMU, donations are running 50 percent higher than last year and membership is up 53 percent. “We’re getting astounding numbers,” Walt Gillette, WAMU’s director of individual giving, told the paper. Maryland Public Television in Baltimore saw a 3 percent increase over last year. WETA in Arlington, Va., is off 11 percent overall, but radio is up 2 percent. Colorado Public Radio, up 15 percent; KPBS in San Diego had a record number of donations over $1,200. How did your pledge go? Email Current Senior Editor Dru Sefton at