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Take the Peggy Challenge!


A few weeks ago, listener Peggy from Kent, Washington challenged Ask an Atheist listeners to financially support the program and help keep us on the air. Your response has humbled us and we want to continue to milk
this challenge and beg for money.

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So far, we have gotten contributions from more than 20 listeners from all over the United States and abroad. Thank you. We know that this isn’t the easiest time to spend cash on any cause, and recognizing this, your generosity is all the more appreciated.

We want to thank everyone who’s helped us out so far…

Peggy from Kent, Washington

Matt from St. Paul, Minnesota

Tom from Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sean from West Valley City, Utah

Travis from Ashburn, Virginia

Kate from Denton, Texas

David from Dublin, Ireland

Paul from Santa Clara, California

Jace from Grand Rapids, Michigan

Brett from Anchorage, Alaska

John from Bowling Green, Kentucky

Ross from Marietta, Georgia

Bryce from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Craig from Petaluna, California

Troy from Ambler, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey from Howell, Michigan

Haruyoshi from Sunnyvale, California

Sabre from Floral City, Florida

William from Chicago, Illinois

Michelle from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Aaron from Temple, Texas

William from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Nicklas from Stockholm, Sweden

Scott from Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Leslie from Alexandria, Virginia

Chris from Burton, Michigan

Adam from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Michael from Jersey Village, Texas

Jay from Davis, California

Martin from Federal Way, Washington

Martin from Birmingham, United Kingdom

Mike from Seattle, Washington

Matt fron Frankston, Victoria, Australia

Miikka from Kaarina, Finland

Thomas from Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Richard from Orpington, Kent, United Kingdom

Mike from Bothell, Washington

Roslyn from Changzhou, Jiangsu, China

Scott from University City, Missouri

Again, thank you.

As we’ve said on the air and in our occasional fund-raising pleas, staying on the radio is important to us. If we want to effectively become a part of the national discussion, battle misconceptions about non-believers and expose a general audience to opinions often excluded from most media, we need to be in a broadcast medium.

Sam and I are pretty much the sales department here at Ask an Atheist and selling advertising spots for an atheist radio to local businesses isn’t the cushy job you probably imagine it is. But we try to channel our experiences constructively and remind ourselves that this is why we have a show in the first place.

Unfortunately, the reality is that despite the encouraging support of our advertisers and listeners, we’re not yet at the point that this show can pay for its own $200 an episode price tag. Please considering clicking the Donate button at the top left portion of our site and helping us reach that day.

Also, if you run a business and would like to buy an advertising slot on “Ask an Atheist,” I can assure you that we have the lowest prices on the radio. A 30 second spot costs only fifteen dollars. If you buy six or more spots, we’ll even produce it for you for free.

And if you own a comic book shop in the United States and you buy regular ads with us, I will move my weekly pull list to your shop and buy comics exclusively with you for as long as you buys ads with us.


About the Author: Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis is co-creator, and co-host of Ask an Atheist. He hosts the Radio vs. the Martians! and Mike and Pól Save the Universe! podcasts. He also enjoys comic books, the Planet of the Apes, and the band Queen.

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