Several pubradio stations say Williams furor didn’t affect fall pledge

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NPR station execs tell the Washington Post today (Dec. 16) that the controversy over the firing of commentator Juan Williams in October didn’t significantly affect their fall pledge campaigns. New Hampshire Public Radio raised $473,000, a record amount. Another record set at WAMU in Washington, D.C., which hit $1.7 million — up $400,000 from last year’s fall drive. WMFE in Orlando is running pledge this week; contributions are above the goal. Any fallout from the controversy during your station’s fall fundraising? Drop us a line.

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