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New York GM Says "Radio Jobs Will be Lost if Congress Cuts CPB Funding"

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(2/25/2011 10:24:40 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
If the cuts are made, then it would also be fair to end the stations' non-commercial requirement.

Now, do commercial operators want that competition? You can't have it both ways.

- Tim Coco
(2/25/2011 10:15:45 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Dear NPR Affiliate GMs:
Welcome to my world and a guide to this new experience.

There is NO MONEY; 40% of each tax $ used is BORROWED. It DOES hurt to let good people go; millions have gone before you. What makes you think you deserve immunity?

You have OPTIONS:
1. raise revenue w/ new listeners and fund raising efforts.
2. cut expense.
3. do both (hint)

Rise to the challenge or let someone else have the job. My world is tough, but you'll get used to it.

Former Tax Investor

- Richard Boekeloo
(2/25/2011 9:30:54 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or undeclared - we have to make and consider cuts to survive the economic situation we've gotten ourselves in. Not one admninistration caused this crisis single-handedly.

In the final equation, 420 is a lot of millions. If NPR has a national fan base that warrants that amount of governmental support, perhaps the listeners can pony up the money.

Speaking from the perspective of a GM of a private and independent group, I know the struggle and pain of dealing with real and proposed budget constraints.

Doing much with less is the order of the day. March with it.

- Dan DeBruler
(2/25/2011 9:26:39 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Waaaaaaaaaaaaa. Go earn your money like everybody else.
- Joe Jackson
(2/25/2011 8:22:39 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The Republican Party took over Congress this past election with their promise of Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

We now know their full nefarious intention was to break the break the backs of the American people and push them towards slavery. The cat is as one would say, out of the bag.

Cut NPR, kill unions, destroy Social Security and Medicare are just a few of the items on the agenda.

It is clear they do not represent the middle class yet, there are many that support the party.

The governor of Wisconsin takes an immediate call from someone he thought was a billionaire donor but he wouldn't take a call from the average Joe.

Now Republicans in secret are talking about a move to end minimum wage. The logic being if a person will work for a buck an hour then we sure had better learn to compete and do the same.

How long will Americans go along with this charade before they realize, the Republican Party does not have their interests at heart?

- Joe Burke
(2/25/2011 8:00:16 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content

Give it a break. I am not biased. My only intention with the opening was to point out that Public Broadcasting has been down this road before. Nothing more. Nothing less.

The entire piece points out how these stations would be damaged. A Republican congressman would probably call it a love fest for NPR affiliates.

Perhaps you should be a little less defensive.


- Ed Ryan
(2/25/2011 7:33:12 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Jobs HAVE been lost for about 10 years now because NPR and Public Radio were the first of the bunch to spend millions and millions of their tax payer funding on HDTV and Digital Radio upgrades, at the same time setting the standards for multicasting and interference on the radio dial. The dumping of the original TV High Def plan with superior quality and the introduction of Radio's claimed In Band On Channel digital format struck both spectrums with marginal 'upgrades' and jobs were elimated to cover the costs in every market in America.

Far more jobs have been lost thus far due to stolen budgets for training, programming, marketing and engineering because this horrible goof with proprietary fee based and rights based digital formats and the giverment's "Hands Up" approach to allowing the transition that fits so well into the broadcaster's following the Tax-supported Public broadcasting like sheople into this cavern of modified, error corrected sets of schemes now appearing and being heard across the Greatest Nation complete with the add-ons and excuses for spectrum selling and Mobile TV attachments. You asked for it (or somebody did) and You Got It!

- jerry smith

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