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NOVAs Origins Series on KTEH, Dec. 2nd


Citizens! The SJAA has been requested to provide volunteer support answering phones for the KTEH pledge drive on Thursday, December 2nd from 6:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. During this shift, all four parts of NOVA's Origins program will be shown, running from 7:00 PM to 12:00 PM. It is a program with an astronomical theme, with scientists pondering four cosmic beginnings: of planet Earth, of life, of intelligent life, and of the universe itself. Our club will receive on-air credit for their contributions of time if we provide 10 or more people.

I've done this a couple times. It is hard work, but it's fun, and it's interesting to see the inside of the studio. There will be a training session starting at 6:00, then we're on the air for under 4 hours in roughly 20 minute segments. KTEH President Tom Fanella along with another host provide the "on air" talent describing the Thank You gifts and the advantages of pledging. The volunteers will get shown on TV if we are on the phone taking a pledge. So, if you have someone at home waiting to see you, have them call in with a pledge! Food is provided for the volunteers.

I'll try arranging the volunteers in two shifts: from 6:00 to 9:00 and 8:30 to 11:30, but these times are adjustable. We can have up to 24 people. Email me at (or by phone) if you would like to help out. Let me know which shift you prefer, early, late, or both and if you have any previous experience, although no experience is necessary. I'll email you back with the exact details once I get them.

For more information on the Origins program see


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