While listening to the Wakeup Call radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM Tuesday morning they were playing excerpts from Letter to the President and fundraising for the station. They brought up the fact that the money they’re bringing in through this latest fundraiser is 1/2 of 1% of what Clear Channel was paying DJ Star. I’m not sure how accurate those numbers are and I won’t get into DJ Star or the latest controversy but it would be interesting to confirm if some of these public radio stations really operate and provide quality content everyday on a budget that’s not even 1% of the salaries that some of these commercial radio djs earn each year. Thank goodness for shows like Underground Railroad, Democracy Now!, Global Medicine Review, etc. and thanks to WBAI for doing a such a good job with their archives (http://archive.wbai.org/).