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76 public radio stations would be at “high risk” if Congress de-funds public broadcasting.
taylor on radio-info ^ | 6/25/12 | Tom Taylor

Posted on 06/25/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio

The toll on public television would also be harsh, says a new revenue analysis from Booz & Company presented in Washington DC. Booz says 54 public TV stations would be at high risk of shutting down, without revenue support from CPB. The outside experts looked at five alternative scenarios, including allowing public stations to accept some advertising. It decided that “a shift from a non-commercial model to a commercial advertising model would have dramatically negative consequences for many of the communities that public broadcasters serve.”

It observes that federal support has already shrunk by $50 million in the last two years, and that zeroing it out would produce “a cascading, debilitating effect.” The weaker stations serving small communities would go out first, followed by a possible “collapse of the system itself.” Booz says that “more than 60% of public television and radio stations are operating with budget deficits” now. Congress asked for this report from an impartial analyst. Read the Booz & Company study here


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To: kingu
Just as an aside on Sesame Street: The entire program could be sold for a tidy sum to NHK (Japan's public broadcast network). The program has a significant following there because the cutesy characters and the basic understandable level of English connects with a much wider audience than it does in America.

NHK does not pay astronomical salaries. In fact the joke is that it stands for Nihon Hosoi Kuryo (Japan's thin salary) rather than Nihon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Association). It is financed through a television tax.

41 posted on 06/25/2012 8:24:26 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CodeToad

so simple to solve- let them sell air time to advertisers-


42 posted on 06/25/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by mriguy67
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To: CodeToad

so simple to solve- let them sell air time to advertisers-


43 posted on 06/25/2012 8:57:54 AM PDT by mriguy67
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To: raccoonradio

It’s a jobs program. Public radio has very few employees who could cut it in the private sector so far as I can tell.


44 posted on 06/25/2012 9:10:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: raccoonradio

If it were truly public broadcasting, and not Upper West Side Broadcasting, they’d be subsidizing NASCAR and soap operas. Let the swells pay for their own opera and lousy British comedy and global warming scare stories.


45 posted on 06/25/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: BuffaloJack

But but, how are supposed to know what the enemy is up to?

Here everything is brought to us on silver platter.

Maybe the price is steep, but once the commissars will go underground and start “organizing communities”, price of pacification can be even greater.

Just say n’


46 posted on 06/25/2012 9:24:03 AM PDT by trotskylvalia (where nose meets the grindstone)
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To: raccoonradio

So what if we lose 76 PBS stations? They won’t be missed in a sea of liberal media outlets.


47 posted on 06/25/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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