Also on WNYC: Pledge Drive Cupcakes


It’s not news, but you’ve got to hand it to WNYC for its use of baked goods to put a creative spin on pledge drives: The “Bake Sale Disaster” video playing on its website shows the station’s hosts trying and failing miserably to make a batch of cupcakes. On the Media‘s Brooke Gladstone ashes her cigarette into a bowl of batter; Evening Music‘s Terrance McKnight attempts to crack an egg, and Leonard Lopate pulls a tray of charred, flattened cakes out of the oven. Though the end titles exhort viewers to “Pledge…now to keep WNYC on the air and out of the kitchen,” it’s almost charming enough to make you hope that they’ll next decide to tackle, say, turducken or whole roast suckling pig.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 17, 2009

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