NPR – Is Growing 300 New Member Stations Reasonable?

National Public Radio has ambitious goals – 300 new member stations and 5 million new listeners by 2010. But where are they going to come from? “In today’s crowded radio market, increasing the number of NPR stations by half can seem far out of reach. Most large and medium markets lack room for new frequencies. Licensees such as state universities have no money to buy frequencies anyway.”