BEST “THANK GOD, IT’S OVER”

The WMNF Building Fund Drive

Back, oh, in the late ’50s, the folks at community radio station WMNF-88.5 FM decided they needed a new space from which to broadcast their brand new Buddy Holly 45s. Several decades later, they reached their goal. (OK, the building fund drive took a lot less time than that, and it yielded several years’ worth of good shows and other benefit events put on by the station.) But we’re glad it’s over, aren’t we? Didn’t you get just a tad weary of hearing about it? After a few years, we thought the building fund was some Beckett-esque gag perpetrated by those inveterate jokesters over at the station. But we were pleased to discover that they actually used the funds to put up a spanking new building. We can only be thankful that erecting their new headquarters took but a fraction of the time it took to raise the dough.

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