Excellent. I move away from Atlanta and the City starts standing up to developers. Well, I suppose I don't care when it happened, just that it finally damn did!
BTW, can you publish all of GPB's response? This comes across a little like "He was shoved down our throats but we're going to make it work because we have to." Is that the tenor of the entire statement?
Another thing I find interesting about the salary is that it is for a position in the organization's least-used service. While radio is - very likely - Georgia Public Broadcasting's BEST service for local content these days - its news team is stellar - but without the Atlanta market, GPB Television beats it for usage hands down. So, taking that into consideration, that makes this $150K salary for a program producer even more egregious. Through the history of the network, I don't believe anyone in radio has made this much, not even the people who ran it (when it staffed that position). It would be interesting to figure what the cost-per-listener is for this "service," combining the $300K start-up costs for the unit, the producer's salary and benefits and Rogers' salary and benefits. Anybody got any Arbitron ratings for Georgia Public Radio? Let's get started!
Love this Neighborhood Cinderella story! Go Kit and Stuart Sutherland, and all the urban pioneers who've brought back The Old Fourth Ward!
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