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NPR braces for steep cuts amid economic lockdown
MarketWatch ^ | April 16, 2020 | Benjamin Mullin

Posted on 04/17/2020 2:13:45 PM PDT by Drango

National Public Radio is planning significant cost cuts as the coronavirus pandemic hits sponsorship and donation revenue, the public broadcaster's chief executive, John Lansing, said in a memo to staff. NPR is facing a budget deficit of between $30 million and $45 million through its 2021 fiscal year, Mr. Lansing said in the Wednesday memo. Sponsorship money is drying up amid "a very tough marketplace," he wrote, and donations could also take a hit as foundations and individuals "will be thinking hard about gifts as they watch the swings in the values of their own portfolios." NPR will need to cut costs substantially, he wrote. The network's ~snip

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Good news for a change. The left's propaganda machine is unwinding. Even after NPR/PBS got $75 million.
1 posted on 04/17/2020 2:13:45 PM PDT by Drango
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Uhhhh didn’t they just get a huge chunk of change in the last Bill?


2 posted on 04/17/2020 2:14:56 PM PDT by DAC21 ( and Naflet had demint)
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To: Drango

Que the tiny violin.


3 posted on 04/17/2020 2:14:58 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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“Even after NPR/PBS got $75 million.”

Who donated that?


4 posted on 04/17/2020 2:15:25 PM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Meatspace
Who donated that?

Nancy donated for you on April 15th.

5 posted on 04/17/2020 2:17:14 PM PDT by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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To: Drango

Learn to code.


6 posted on 04/17/2020 2:17:22 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Drango

“NPR is facing a budget deficit”

How do you like it NPR?.
Not a lot of fun having a big debt hanging
over your head is it?


7 posted on 04/17/2020 2:17:46 PM PDT by Leep (We can go to the grocery store but we can't go to work?)
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To: Drango

DE-FUND NPR/PBS! GET RID OF USELESS SCUM!


8 posted on 04/17/2020 2:18:44 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Drango

Boo Freaking Hoo.

If we are fortunate it will result ina permanent shutdown.

Why President Trump allows their funding to continue is beyond me. They are an arm of an administrative department and subject to Presidential oversight (and removal).

They hate the USA but have been more than happy to accept our tax $.


9 posted on 04/17/2020 2:20:14 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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“NPR will need to cut costs substantially, he wrote.”

Why not just spend your way out of your predicament? I thought that was the solution to everything?


10 posted on 04/17/2020 2:20:28 PM PDT by Leep (We can go to the grocery store but we can't go to work?)
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To: Huskrrrr

And call the waaah-mbulance.


11 posted on 04/17/2020 2:21:16 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Posting from deep within enemy territory - San Jose, CA)
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To: Drango

Fire Alcindor(sp)


12 posted on 04/17/2020 2:22:40 PM PDT by amihow
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Good. Now take a crowbar and pry their lips off the taxpayers tit.

L


13 posted on 04/17/2020 2:22:45 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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You have to wonder about NPR and CNN’s financial troubles and if they will pivot and decide that maybe they need to appeal to a broader base of viewers? Nah, they like that ultra liberal anti-Republican bias too much.

I hope they die slow painful economic deaths. I really don't want to see any future stimulus money go to media outlets.

14 posted on 04/17/2020 2:23:45 PM PDT by Robert357
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15 posted on 04/17/2020 2:24:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: DAC21

The beast is always hungry and insists that it “needs” feeding!


16 posted on 04/17/2020 2:25:13 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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I loved NPR as a kid in the early 90s. Classical music, and I loved Marketplace + Earth & Sky. Even “All Things Considered” had some nice stories. The whole thing was easy on the ears for lack of a better way of putting it.

Then I discovered Limbaugh back in 1992...

Public radio just isnt necessary anymore. Certainly not to be funded with any tax dollars.


17 posted on 04/17/2020 2:26:21 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) got the $75 million. NPR and PBS begs CPB for money in the form of programming grant proposals.
18 posted on 04/17/2020 2:26:50 PM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: VanDeKoik

Like many things in government, once it gets a budget, it’s devilishly difficult trying to cut it out.


19 posted on 04/17/2020 2:28:32 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Yo-Yo

For all practical purposes CPB = NPR/PBS


20 posted on 04/17/2020 2:29:16 PM PDT by Drango (1776 = 2020)
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