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October 19, 2021

Big Boost

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What may well have took place: NPR sells off cultural programming, new network dubbed ‘NPR Audio & Entertainment’

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In all the pleasure about celebrating NPR’s 50th, we have managed to eliminate sight of some of the network’s authentic aspirations in the arts arena, and some insane, hazard-having frontier girls and adult men who, like me, had a to some degree various eyesight for NPR than its present, near-complete news id.

When upon a time, children, NPR was to have taken its area amid other countrywide broadcasters around the environment to turn out to be the typical for tunes, and yeah, news. But, to paraphrase, things occurs. In this article, for your amusement, is what may well have transpired:

Amid the NPR fiscal crisis of 1983, network President Frank Mankiewicz not only jettisons the overall cultural programming staff members (this actually occurred) but, underneath tension from the NPR Board, sells NPR’s name and all passions in new music program manufacturing and distribution to a consortium of significant sector stations who identified the fully independent NPR Music and Leisure (NPR M&E) community, dependent in New York.

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