Karl Miller writes from Austin:
>Then there is our local NPR station which has lost just about all
>of its personality and now has a station manager who is paid a six
Karl, has put his fingers on the two sides of what happened to "public"
radio. Some years ago, (was it in the 1980s or the 90s?) a passion to
"professionalize" mysteriously swept through public and non-commercial
radio. Professionalism meant exactly what Karl pointed to, with the
elimination of classical music from most stations as a secondary symptom.
The interesting question, to me, is how the corporate way of doing things
somehow takes over supposedly non-corporate entities. Is it like a
Department of Gnome Sciences