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Publish WAMC's IRS Form 990

To: WAMC Northeast Pirate Network -
What a great site you have! I learned of your site from the Capital District Business Review. Your site is a great soap box for those with an opinion on Alan (I wish the English language had a means to express inflection, as Alan is pronounced with a distinct nasal twang in my household, sort of like Portia on the old Fred Allen Show).

I had to stop watching WNYT-TV NewsChannel 13 until Alan became a semi-regular. Alan is like mental nettles to me - a persistent itch that won't go away, no matter what you do.

To my point. WAMC is a not-for-profit corporation which must annually complete an IRS Form 990 - "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax". This is public information, and includes the salaries of the top five compensated individuals.

The Capital District Business Review used to report on a different not-for-profit in every issue, but stopped a couple of years ago. The reports did embarrass some executives whose salaries seemed excessive in light of their company's public persona of "sack cloth and ashes" poor.

I recommend that you acquire and publish the WAMC Form 990 for fiscal year 1998, as well as the 1999 Form once available. I am sure Alan's compensation will be stunning.

One other thought. Perhaps you might consider providing a brief synopsis of who you are relative to WAMC and how you came to be an alternative voice of reason and insight.

Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading you and your contributor's comments.

"FOGARTY FAMILY" <tfogarty@nycap.rr.com>
Thursday, April 20, 2000

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