The president’s proposed budget would eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 2018. Radio Survivor’s own Matthew Lasar joins to help us put this attack on public broadcasting in historical perspective. He analyzes the inherent weakness in the design of the CPB and proposes ways in which the system could be both stronger and more independent.
Matthew also shares a couple of community radio nuggets he’s recently uncovered in the Internet Archive, including a bygone cable-radio station from Bloomington, Indiana, and late night broadcasts from Wichita, Kansas.
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- Sally Kane of the NFCB explained the importance of CPB funding for tribal stations on episode #81
- DJ “Gary Indiana” on WQAX-FM (“Quacks”), February 1981
- The Mumbles play on Sister Midnight: Wichita public radio, 1987
- 1951: Uncle Sam produces military training film on independent radio