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WAMC to stop paying guests for opinions

Oct 05, 2023 12:59 am

Mike Goodwin reports in the Times Union that local non-commercial radio station WAMC is no longer going to pay guests on its “The Roundtable” program. Rosemary Armao said she won't appear on the show anymore because the radio station is no longer paying her $50 an hour to appear on the morning talk show. Armao, a longtime journalist and professor at the state University at Albany, said, “I’m leaving because new interim management at WAMC doesn’t want to pay me anymore starting Dec. 1,... I was hired more than a decade ago to come onto the show but the new guys say it isn’t fair that only some and not all of the Roundtable panelists get money ($50 an hour) to appear,” she wrote. “I agree, but they rejected my suggestion that paying everyone would fix this inequity.” WAMC's interim CEO Stacey Rosenberry said the station could not afford to pay all the panelists any more. WGXC does not pay any guest that appears on the station, and shows are hosted by volunteer community members. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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