WMUK, Kalamazoo's NPR affiliate, put out an unusual request recently:
"Local public radio station wants to feature poems about radio experiences of any kind and/or fundraising to be read by area poets during the final day of pledge drive, April 4, in the afternoon. Station streams on internet so you can hear your poem. If you have anything, please mail to [mme642-at-yahoo.com] WMUK (Kalamazoo, Michigan) is the station. Humor good. Sentiment good. No cussin'."
How's that for originality and support of literature?
Now if I can just get my NPR-lovin friends together to help me compose an ode to Ira Glass.