Blaine Snow

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    Blaine Snow commented  · 

    KPLU is a treasure of the Pacific Northwest community for the arts, for education, for news and information. It has been publicly supported and has grown over the decades it has been in operation. It has one of the largest public listening audiences in the country and continues to operate successfully. It is unfair that it's host institution can destroy this community resource without any input from the people who support it. The are not two but three NPR news stations in our area--KUOW, KPLU, NWPR--whose broadcast areas overlap and all of them are valuable, operational, and serve our region. The argument of broadcast overlap and redundancy is ridiculous. Each of these stations serves the public in different ways. It is clear that PLU and UW are in this deal for money, not for education or public service, no matter what they say. It's a rotten, dirty, ill-conceived deal that, if it goes through, will dumb down our region. As institutions of higher education, they should be ashamed of selling out a cherished public educational service.

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