On Monday 4/20/2009 we were somewhat amused to hear a story about KSCO on Marketplace. Although KSCO is a for-profit commercial radio station, they ask listeners to donate money to support their operations. I know of a few other commercially-licensed stations that have done this, but they primarily offer religious programming, unlike KSCO’s news-talk format.
Here is a link to the Marketplace story — this should launch American Public Media’s audio player on your computer.
(and in a small irony, when you launch the player, you get an invitation from Marketplace to make a donation to them…)