Mon Oct 16 13:04:38 EDT 2006
Today's Lowell Sun www.lowellsun.com is reporting that "Radio
personality" Christopher Lydon's $12,500 monthly contract for his four
(4) one hour shows per week, Open Source, which is produced entirely at
WGBH, is being dropped by UMass Lowell at the end of the year.
The SUN story notes that the $150,000 per year that Bay State taxpayers
sent to Lydon did not include payroll and state benefits provided to
four of his staff including his producer, Mary McGrath. Although the
Lydon hour aired daily on WUML (91.5 Lowell) it originated and was
distributed via WGBH radio in Boston to around 30 other stations.
Throughout the contract, Lydon had no involvement with WUML at UMass
Lowell. File under: Nice work if you can get it.
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