NPR Having Trouble Collecting Corporate Underwriting to Fund Their Round-The-Clock Evil Corporation News Stories

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broadcastingWASHINGTON — NPR’s new chief executive is signaling that there may be some static ahead for the radio and digital news organization. Halfway through its fiscal year, and six months into Gary Knell’s tenure as chief executive, NPR has seen a sharp downturn in corporate “underwriting,” or advertising revenue. The fall-off has led to projections of an annual operating deficit and internal discussions about staff and program cuts. Another problem area: The strong audience growth that NPR’s news and entertainment programs experienced over the past decade appears to have flattened, a potentially worrisome development because more stations are carrying NPR’s programs. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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