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WAMC board to give CEO Chartock a six-figure raise

Nov 04, 2022 12:11 am

Steve Hughes reports for the Times Union that the WAMC Northeast Public Radio board is preparing to increase the base salary of its president and CEO, Alan Chartock, by more than $100,000, bringing his base compensation to approximately $350,000 a year. Chartock, 81, has been with the station for more than 40 years. When contacted by the paper he claimed to not know the amount of the proposed salary increase or how much he is currently paid. Chartock also questioned why the proposed raise was newsworthy. "I do think there was some sense that people in comparable jobs make much more money," he said "That's what I was whispered to." As of June 30, 2021, Chartock's base compensation was $223,321, according to the station’s most recent public filings with the IRS. WAMC last month raised more than $1 million as part of its most recent fundraising drive, the third time this year that listeners have contributed a seven-figure sum to the public broadcaster. Chartock said recently he had no intention of retiring any time soon. "Until I decide and the board decides, I'm going to continue to do it, and I love what I do," he said. Read the full story in the Times Union.

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