Sunday, January 4, 2009


From the Star-Tribune Letters to the Editor:

Adding natural sounds to Bill Kling's creation

Not one to underestimate the importance of his creation, Minnesota Public Radio President Bill Kling has already asked us for a significant piece of our income while we live, a major part of our estate when we die, our car whether we're ready to get rid of it or not, and we can expect that one day he'll want our first-born children. All this for "noncommercial" radio, meaning that commercials are limited to 25 or 30 seconds each.

The University of Minnesota has determined that its advanced instrumentation can coexist with the light rail line down Washington Avenue. What is so sensitive about MPR, other than its sense of entitlement? Let's make sure that the good of the state, the region and city, rather than MPR, is the criterion for routing this exciting new transportation system.



Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

Don't you think that the NPR ads complaining about the location of the LRT line are just set-up to ask for money to move? Especially if studies have found that they could stay...

Anonymous said...

What happens to the bajillions of dollars in Saint Paul low interest bonds and other special considerations MPR has received to build their sumptuously appointed headquarters and buy up competitors? Oh. Yeah. Those bonds were to "fight urban blight".

Seems to me that LRT fights urban blight more effectively than a certain public radio network. MPR may have turned itself into "urban blight" by opposing it.