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Looking Back with Gratitude: The Mail Bag

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Chapter Seven—The Mail Bag: Letters to the Station ~ The Mail Bag reported two letters of special interest – both mentioning the Wall Street Journal article, November 29, 1982, p.1:

Dear Mr. Hope,

I recently had the pleasure of reading an account of KANZ’s accomplishment in the Wall Street Journal.

 

I wish to congratulate you and your staff on this success. Your service to the listeners of the Pierceville area is indeed commendable. I wish you continued success.

Sincerely yours,

Bob Dole

United States Senator

Dear Judy (Seligson, News and Public Affairs Director),

I very much enjoyed reading about KANZ in the “Wall Street Journal” and took heart from the tales of  enterprise and invention which apparently mark your place. If I’d known earlier about the tomato-paste-can-and-rubber-band gambit, I would have long ago exchanged our shock mounts for some useful piece of merchandise, like a coffee pot. …Interestingly, a number of my friends who work in New York for other networks find your news program more midwestern in tone and pacing than their own products, which is meant in a flattering sense; they find us, by contract to their own efforts, calm, reasoned and independent. 

Sincerely,

Scott Simon

NPR Correspondent, Chicago Bureau

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