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Satish A.

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Review for Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Tempe, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I got acquainted with National Public Radio (NPR) during the first few months of my residence in our country. I came from India after getting enrolled in a Masters program at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. My uncle and aunt were kind enough to shelter me in their home. Without a vehicle of my own, during the first few months, I was totally dependent on my uncle for getting to and from school. His vehicle was almost always tuned to the local NPR affiliate. I was hooked.

Ever since then, I have a been an avid listener of public radio. Even though I thoroughly enjoy and listen to other radio stations, public radio occupies the majority of my radio listening time. The quality programming on public radio beats other radio stations hands down. The breadth of programming, from the hilarious "Car Talk," to the studious "Diane Rehm Show," the informative "News Hours," the encompassing "All Things Considered," the biographical "Fresh Air," and the soothing "Classical Music," is unparalleled in radio broadcasting. The programming at times seems to lean on liberal side of things, I guess this can be improved on.

I currently reside in Chandler, Arizona. KBAQ - 91.5 FM and KBAQ - 89.5 FM, are my near constant companions while driving around. I have made some minor donations recently - suitable to my financial standing, to benefit these stations and Spot 127.

We as a nation, are in dire need of next-gen journalists who can provide top-notch, unbiased reporting. Spot 127 is a great stepping stone for youth in this direction.

It is essential that public radio continues to sustain and thrive. And "Friends Of Public Radio Arizona," plays a crucial role in this endeavor.


Satish Reddy Arravalli

Role:  General Member of the Public