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  •  Your Take On NPR? (& Washington, DC) (2+ / 0-)
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    lemming22, Lujane

    I'd be honestly interested in knowing what your take is on the theory that Progressive radio competes for the same listeners as NPR affiliates and, gets crushed by NPR.

    Also, the fact that the Progressive radio affiliate in Washington, DC -- not exactly a small market -- recently went under, speaks volumes. Our work is not over! Giving back to the grassroots.

    by howardpark on Thu Feb 19, 2009 at 03:28:57 PM PST

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      npr certainly has something good going, but they're NOT "progressive talk radio".  besides, most NPR stations do music for hours at a time ... but morning/evening drive has talk, and that's enough for me.

      Justice, mercy, tolerance, hope, love, grace, and redemption are all Judeo-Christian values.

      by Benintn on Thu Feb 19, 2009 at 03:31:50 PM PST

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    •  Non commercial stations have different standards. (1+ / 0-)
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      The pressure to get ratings isn't on their backs. They have the benefit of government money.

      For example, when I interned at Marketplace,  the Senior Production Director bragged to me - during my interview - that they spent a lot of time and money to find the perfect microphone. You did that at a commercial station, you'd be out of a job. The money and equipment they have there is amazing. I've saw stuff there three years ago that commercials stations are just getting.

      NPR has the great benefit to get perfection - we don't in commercial radio.

      NPR is a direct competitor to Progressive talk. I suspect that one of the problems Progressive talk has in getting listeners.

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