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What does public media mean to you?

Tuning in to your favorite drama? Being mesmerized by a documentary? Staying informed on current events? Providing educational content to kids? Humming along to beautiful music? Whatever your answer, we want to hear it.

We're excited about Public Media Giving Days that is happening on May 1 & 2. This is a first-ever event of this scope — fueled by the combined efforts of PBS, NPR, local stations like WHRO Public Media — that gives people the opportunity to meaningfully rally behind the institution of public media over a two-day period.

Over these two days, we’re coming together to spread the word about all that public media means!

On Monday, May 1, we are asking listeners and viewers to share us with their friends and family.

Tell them what you love aout public media. What about public media do you value most? Is it the credible journalism, deep dives into history or science, a connection to the arts, access to enriching music or something else you hold dear? Did public media impact your life path — maybe motivate you to take up a musical instrument or inspire you to pursue a particular career or academic study?

Post your appreciations and experiences on social media with the hashtag #PublicMediaGives. Your stories will make a crucial difference.

We hear from our viewers and listeners all the time about why they appreciate WHRO. Here are a few comments we received recently:

“I enjoy the quality news reporting and hear news stories I don't hear anywhere else, including news from places in the world we don't usually hear about. Thank you for the quality news reporting.” - Peter Koloski

“I love PBS and WHRO - radio and television. They are my oasis of calm within the chaos of life in 2023. Thanks for continuing to provide wonderful and thought provoking programming.” - Tobie Serafim

“We appreciate WHRO programming and the contribution you make to betterment of our education and society.” - Randall Holm

Join them in telling others about us!

Then on Tuesday, May 2, we’ll encourage people to give back to their public media stations.

Become a first-time contributor to WHRO or, if you already contribute, make an additional gift.

Public radio is an instrumental fixture in communities across the country, bringing beautiful music, great performances and rich culture to all. And individual donors enable us to do just that! Without your support, we couldn’t maintain the independence that is key to our public service mission. Please donate to give back in celebration of all that #PublicMediaGives.