Pulling the Plug on Public Broadcasting and International Media?

Deadline.com reports “President Donald Trump’s proposed new budget again calls for… slashing funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides funding to PBS and NPR. “

KOP breaks down the history of public broadcasting. He also weighs the value of replacing the CPB model and giving the public airwaves back to the people. We also debate why the Public Broadcasting Act needs an update to save local public media journalism

Plus Broadcasting and Cable reports on possible cuts to international media:

The Trump Administration is proposing to significantly cut funding to the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees U.S. international broadcasting (Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Radio Free Asia). 

USAGM got $810 million in 2020, but the Trump Administration wants to cut that to $637 million in 2021. 

Also, Kid Kelly Opens Up: Former SiriusXM Pop Guru on Why He Lost His Job and the ‘Very Bad’ State of Radio.

Programming note: Part 2 of my interview with Joshua Otten, CEO at Ronin Content Services and the Co-Founder of Content & Original Productions at PRØHBTD will conclude on next week’s episode.

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I am a terrestrial and digital new media content creator with over 20 years of experience, as well as a highly skilled digital marketing executive who brings a an impeccable reputation, incomparable work ethic and an impressive index of over 50, 000 hours of on-air and on-demand digital content. I currently manage day-today operations for NewGen Broadcasting LLC, the parent company of WebmasterRadio.FM (the world's largest internet marketing and business-to-business radio and podcast network) and CannabisRadio.com, the worlds largest cannabis radio and podcast network. I have worked for major broadcasting entities including iHeart Media and Entertainment, the Hearst Corporation and Cox Newspapers. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University in 1998.

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