NH, VT Public Radio applaud $200 million gift from McDonalds widow

Chris Beckwith beckwith@ime.net
Sat Nov 8 16:10:41 EST 2003

Let's not lose sight of the fact that every time you buy a product or service
advertised on radio you are in effect subsidizing commercial radio.  And who
amongst us would actively seek out products or services that don't help keep
free radio free?  Advertising (to say nothing of corporate giving to public
radio) is part of the cost of doing business which is passed along to customers.
Who is ultimately responsible for Jean Kroc's huge endowment to NPR?  McDonald's
customers, of course.  What say did *they* have in underwriting public radio?

Take care,

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