New program at WBUR?

Aaron Read
Fri Feb 19 10:25:46 EST 2010

Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> Oh, and about the substance of Aaron's message: I don't think Fresh
> Air costs WBUR a lot. I suspect that WBUR get's it from WHYY in a
> trade for Here and Now, which WHYY carries live at noon Eastern. 
>  WHYY doesn't control the distribution of Fresh Air, NPR 
does.  WBUR pays their NPR fees just like everyone else.  I'm not at 
liberty to disclose exactly what they are, but let's just say that it's 
noticeably above an average employee's salary.  NPR programming ain't cheap.

WBUR and WAMU had a deal that each would air the other's talk show (On 
Point and Diane Rehm, respectively) but they each still had to pay NPR 
for the rights fees to air the programs.

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