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     Wednesday, February 07 2007 @ 05:12 PM EST
    Hey, it looks like WLIW is picking up series one of Doctor Who according to This Week in Doctor Who. When's the next Gallifreyan Embassy pledge drive night?

    List of stations who have picked up the new series of Doctor Who:

    WLIW 21 Garden, NY (New York City and Long Island)
    Idaho Public TV (serving all of Idaho and the Spokane, WA TV market)
    WTTW 11 Chicago IL
    KTEH 54/KCAH 25 San Jose/Watsonville CA
    KBTC 28/KCKA 15 Tacoma/Centralia WA
    WCET 48 Cincinnati OH
    WILL 12 Champaign-Urbana IL

    Taras

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     Wednesday, February 07 2007 @ 11:24 PM EST


    Wow. They are? Cool.

    I wonder if WLIW still does their pledge drives "in house" -- that is I noticed a recent trend of local PBS stations now farming out their pledge drives. So they are actually prerecorded at a generic PBS studio using a toll-free number for viewers to call in, but the on-air 'talent' during the pledges won't mention any call letters or station number... so that it can be used in multiple markets.

    I haven't caught any recent pledge drives on WLIW recently so I am not sure what they are doing. If they do indeed still do it locally, we can organize a pledge drive (if they would have us back that is - LOL).

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Thursday, February 08 2007 @ 02:01 AM EST
    For us non-US types can you explain what (in this context) a pledge drive is - I've got a fairly good idea - viewers pledge so much money so the station can buy the rights to air the show - but it would be nice to have it clarified.

    Thanks

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     Thursday, February 08 2007 @ 04:46 AM EST
    I don't think I can improve upon Wikipedia's definition.

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     Thursday, February 08 2007 @ 06:42 AM EST
    Of course - why didn't I think of the mighty Wikipedia?

    Thanks for the link Darth - you're right, it does explain it.

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     Saturday, February 24 2007 @ 03:37 AM EST


    So it begins again...

    7th of March on WLIW at 10pm - Doctor Who: Rose


    At least this is a chance for those that may not have cable and/or satellite access to catch the newer series, but it is also a chance for those fans that don't have the DVDs to see the stories without commercial interruptions as well. Hopefully uncut to boot.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, February 24 2007 @ 03:56 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis]

    So it begins again...

    7th of March on WLIW at 10pm - Doctor Who: Rose


    At least this is a chance for those that may not have cable and/or satellite access to catch the newer series, but it is also a chance for those fans that don't have the DVDs to see the stories without commercial interruptions as well. Hopefully uncut to boot.

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Uncut, hopefully but it's Pledge Drive time. That means for a 45 min program they will probably break twice. Well at least it's more exposure.

    Cheers,
    Mike M.

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     Sunday, February 18 2007 @ 03:25 PM EST


    Recently received an e-mail from IHOD (Ingergalactic House of Daleks) out of the Dallas area that KERA will be bringing back Doctor Who. No idea yet as to clasic or new but on Mar. 3rd there will be Who in the DFW area again, Horray.

    Cheers,
    Mike M.

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     Tuesday, February 20 2007 @ 09:54 PM EST

    More stations picking up Doctor Who according to OG - 40 PBS stations airing Who

    1) Georgia Public Broadcasting
    2) Idaho Public Broadcasting
    3) Iowa Public TV
    4) KACV 2 Amarillo TX
    5) KBTC 28/KCKA 15 Tacoma/Centralia WA
    6) KERA 13 Dallas TX
    7) KLCS 58 Los Angeles CA
    8) KLRU 18 Austin TX
    9) KOCE 50 Orange County CA
    10) KOZK 21/KOZJ 26 Springfield/Joplin MO (Ozarks Public TV)
    11) KRMA 6 Denver CO (and repeaters through Colorado)
    12) KTEH 54/KCAH 25 San Jose/Monterey CA
    13) KTWU 11 Topeka KS
    14) KUED 7 Salt Lake City UT
    15) KUHT 8 Houston TX
    16) KVPT 18 Fresno CA
    17) Louisiana Public Broadcasting
    18) Maryland Public TV
    19) North Carolina Public Broadcasting
    20) Prairie Public Broadcasting (North Dakota's statewide network)
    21) Nebraska Educational TV
    22) New Hampshire Public TV
    23) Oklahoma Public Broadcasting
    24) Oregon Public Broadcasting
    25) South Dakota Public Broadcasting
    26) WCET 48 Cincinnati OH
    27) WEDU 3 Tampa FL
    28) WILL 12 Champaign-Urbana IL
    29) WJCT 7 Jacksonville FL
    30) WLIW 21 Long Island NY
    31) WLVT 39 Allentown PA
    32) WMFE 24 Orlando FL
    33) WMVS 10 Milwaukee WI
    34) WPBT 2 Miami FL
    35) WQLN 54 Erie PA
    36) WSKG 46 Binghamton NY
    37) WTTW 11 Chicago IL
    38) WTVP 47 Peoria IL
    39) WUFT 5 Gainesville FL
    40) WXXI 21 Rochester NY

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     Wednesday, February 21 2007 @ 01:17 AM EST
    This is actually very good news. For those perhaps without any access to cable and/or satellite television in the US will now have a chance to see the Christopher Eccleston stories, and I am sure in time, the David Tennant ones as well.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, February 24 2007 @ 04:04 AM EST


    I have already contacted WLIW to see if they still perform pledge drives in-house at their studio and whether the Gallifreyan Embassy can volunteer once again during their Doctor Who pledge drives as we did "back in the day."

    I am awaiting their reply.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, February 24 2007 @ 04:11 AM EST


    What's odd at this point is that I can not find any other episodes on their schedule other than "Rose" on March 7th at 10pm. Their online schedule on their website goes up until the end of March, yet not a single other Doctor Who episode is listed at this time. Perhaps this showing on the 7th is a "preview" they are showing before the regular programming begins? Just a guess... I bet it is during their pledge drive as well.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, March 03 2007 @ 12:31 AM EST


    UPDATE:
    I have been in touch with WLIW. The good news is that they are inviting us, The Gallifreyan Embassy back to their studios to assist in their pledge drive. I received their pledge drive schedule for March, and the bad news is that for some odd reason there are no scheduled pledge drive breaks on March 6th or 7th. It is the 7th that we wanted as it is when Doctor Who will be transmitted (10pm - episode "Rose"). This is still the only story scheduled for March, so we are assuming they are "previewing" this episode during their pledge drive in March and most likely the series will appear on their regular schedule next month or sometime soon.

    Now, they did not give me any reason or clue on why there were no scheduled pledge breaks in place for March 7th at this time. Either they are not doing any in-studio pledge breaks on March 6th and 7th, that is not say they won't be pledge breaks those days, but they may be all pre-recorded for some reason. Or perhaps they are already filled with other volunteers, and thus they took those dates off the schedule that they are offering to potential volunteers... or perhaps they are not doing pledge breaks those days (this seems very unlikely, especially since it appears that the Doctor Who episode is a special "one-off" for the month of March. Something typically done for pledge drives).

    Hopefully, we will be back in the studio as we had been so often and so long ago 'back in the day' -- but really prefer to do it during Doctor Who and other British science fiction programming (seems like they finished their run of Hyperspace on WLIW as well).

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Wednesday, March 07 2007 @ 10:52 PM EST



    This comes via Ken. WLIW's Doctor Who schedule. No pledge breaks during it as far as I can tell though at this point.

    Doctor Who

    # 901 Rose
    10:00pm -- Wednesday, March 07
    10:00pm -- Wednesday, April 04
    3:00am -- Friday, April 06
    12:00am -- Saturday, April 07

    # 902 The End of the World
    10:00pm -- Wednesday, April 11
    3:00am -- Friday, April 13
    12:00am -- Saturday, April 14

    # 903 The Unquiet Dead
    10:00pm -- Wednesday, April 18
    3:00am -- Friday, April 20
    12:00am -- Saturday, April 21

    # 904 Aliens of London
    10:00pm -- Wednesday, April 25
    3:00am -- Friday, April 27
    12:00am -- Saturday, April 28



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     Wednesday, March 07 2007 @ 10:54 PM EST


    Hey, I am watching WLIW right now... and there are pledge breaks during tonight's Doctor Who episode. I don't know why they didn't offer tonight to us to volunteer, unless this was pre-booked for some reason, or it was pre-recorded (more likely).

    Oh well.

    Cheers,
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