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Why do corporations like Exxon sponsor current, liberal-leaning public radio? Either it's altruism, or it's the tax deduction -- my money's on the latter. Found a public radio station; seek underwriters from various corporate lobbyists. Select hosts and writers with a conservative slant. Run news programs
advocating all the good that corporations like Exxon, Time Warner, or GE have done for people. It's not bias -- it's just balanced coverage!
You won't get much money from pledge drives -- after all, it's a conservative tenet that if you can't earn it through hard work, you don't deserve it -- but corporate donations and government grants (especially now that there's a Republican Congress) should be more than enough to keep you, the executive director of this non-profit radio station, well-stocked in porsches. For all the hard work you do in finding underwriters, of course.
"American Interest Radio" would make a good name, and a slogan like: "Finally on the public airwaves -- fresh AIR. American Interest Radio." Get Charlton Heston as your voice-over man and you can't lose.
||"Public" radio stations generally pay less than mainstream radio, and the available talent pool is less-experienced than for "mainstream," for-profit radio. Conservative talent is even more likely than Liberal talent to chase the higher paying jobs, having no inner sense of "Liberal Guilt." And any self-respecting Conservative radio station owner is going to charge dearly for running what amounts to free advertising for large corporations- so your "Public" radios station would lose its "nonprofit" status anyway. Why not just start a capitalistic for-profit station?
And while I'm at it- if it was my station or network, my executives had better be driving Lincolns or Cadillacs or Chevy pickup trucks, not some "furrin vehicle."
||Sounds kind of ranty to me.
||more of a scam than a rant. Nothing wrong with that, to my mind.