I appreciate all the civil, coherent and thoughtful ideas put forth online today.
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The need to move quickly on the proposed program changes is necessary to build interest and audience for a fall fund drive. The summer is a perfect time for such change, the new programming and older programming in new time slots will have time to work out the kinks and grow strong before students return in the fall, venues get busier with live music and everyone feels the renewal of the fall season. That's why public radio fund drives occur in the fall and why the year's most succesful fund-drives happen then. 90 days would put us right at fund-drive time to launch what probably would never happen. Forgive me for my candor, but change, major enough to meet the goals of the university, probably would not happen in 180 days with a committee of over 150 well meaning, invested and good people such as yourselves.