Public Radio?

Seems to me they have completely lost sight of the audience Public Radio was created to serve. The fact that programming appeals to more people undermines the need for such programming on public radio, created to serve under-served audiences. Programming with broad commercial appeal belongs in the commercial market. Am I right about this?  Public radio was created to serve under-served markets and audiences, correct? This seems such a basic argument, I can’t believe they can “step in it” so blatantly.

—Aggravated Austinite

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One Response

  1. I support your efforts and have written several published letters in the Austin Chronicle regarding KUT. My suggestion is to file complaints with the FCC, now under a new administration. This can be done easily online or by mail. KUT’s basic violation is broadcasting commercials on a “non-profit, educational” station which is prohibited by their license (held by the UT Regents). While UT makes millions on football, it gives very little to KUT, relying instead on local business sponsorship, in return for endless commercials. FCC complaints eventually do work!

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