90.7 WMFE announces programming changes, Post Your Pulse
90.7 WMFE announces programming changes for this weekend, launches Post Your Pulse to collect stories
Friday, June 17, 2016 — Patrick Dalton, programming director for 90.7 WMFE, announced a programming change for the weekend of June 18-19, as well as the creation of story sharing platform, Post Your Pulse.
Listeners will hear an extended Weekend Edition in place of Car Talk, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, Ask Me Another and A Prairie Home Companion.
Dalton said it is not an appropriate time to air the comedy/variety shows.
“As we struggle to understand the tragic killings at Pulse Nightclub, we are feeling a lot of emotions,” Dalton said. “One we are not quite ready for is laughter, and that is alright. There will be time for laughing, playing silly games, singing fun songs. We will once again make fun of the week’s news… But not now. Let’s face it, nothing is funny this week and somehow it seems it never will be again. So this weekend let’s focus on what’s important. We will bring you the news.”
We’ll continue to update our Pulse shooting coverage at wmfe.org/pulse and on our social media pages.
Also, to aid in the healing of our community, we’ve created Post Your Pulse, a place where you can share your stories, your photos, your feelings, and connect with others to heal. Let’s get to know these victims, with help from those who knew them. Let’s share stories of solidarity and kindness. Let’s thank our first responders and good Samaritans.
Here’s the full note from Dalton about the programming change:
“As we struggle to understand the tragic killings at Pulse night club last weekend, there are so many emotions that we are feeling. One we are not quite ready for and that is laughter, and that is alright. There will be time for laughing, playing silly games, singing fun songs. We will once again make fun of the week’s news.. But not now. Let’s face it, nothing is funny this week and somehow it seems it never will be again. So this weekend, let’s focus on what’s important. We will bring you the news.
And in return we ask something from you: Be kind, smile at a stranger, attend a service or a vigil. Give blood. Seek counsel if you need it. This is a tough time for all of us. You now know the 49 taken from us before their time. You’ve heard their dreams, their hopes, their stories. They are Orlando, they are our friends and neighbors. They are us.
Let this weekend be about saying goodbye, burying our friends and showing solidarity. Let’s make a date to come back here next weekend and have a cathartic laugh. We’ll need it. Meanwhile, let’s stay united, let’s stay strong. Thank you, Orlando.” #OrlandoUnited