Skip to comments.NPR to shed 10% of staff amid budget shortfall
Posted on 09/13/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by mojito
US broadcast network National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (£3.8m) budget deficit, a spokeswoman has said.
It will offer voluntary redundancies to its roughly 840 employees.
The broadcaster put the budget shortfall in part down to a decline in corporate grants amid the slow US economy.
National Public Radio (NPR) reaches 27 million listeners a week through 975 member stations across the US.
The redundancies follow a series of shake-ups in the non-profit's leadership, and a 2008 reduction of about 8% of its staff.
NPR, based in Washington DC, receives about 2% of its annual budget from federal funds, with the rest from grants, licence fees from local affiliates, and listener donations.
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Why? Keller isn’t funny. He make a living **mocking** the very Americans who make this country great.
Yes! The affected accents! Who in anyone’s life talks like **that**!?
Do they go to NPR talking school to get that, oh so, special whiny sound?
Same here! Our area has multiple NPR stations.
NPR - National Psocialist Radio
What!? No “coexist” stickers? The libs in my ares love those damn things.
That’s a shame....
Fox could help NPR by giving back Juan Williams.
Awwwwwww, it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
They would Never Lie. /sarc
Ha! And 10% of the flaky "world" music while they're at it.
The only worthwhile show on NPR is “Car Talk”.
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