If you live in Philly, don't give any money to the WHYY pledge drive
It's pledge time again at WHYY because the public radio station fell a few hundred thousand dollars short during its winter membership drive. I won't donate, but I do know where they can find that money they want: WHYY CEO Bill Marrazzo's $538,412 compensation package.
That's per their 2012 990 filing with the IRS. WHYY declined to make more recent information available.
I listen to WHYY every day. But many listeners, myself included, refuse to dip into our measly checking accounts to subsidize a rich man's excessive salary. Here's what is at the heart of things: Rich people have too much money, the rest of us have too little and there are far too few reporters employed in this city.
Exactly. Make it a challenge grant: For every dollar Marrazzo's pay is cut, you'll donate two. It would be nice if he were cut back to, oh, $75K.
"But then he might leave!"
"And your point?"