NPR and EMF Putting on a Clinic for Consolidators

Both NPR and EMF are funded by fandoms

  • NPR affiliates rely on begathons to raise money and NPR is supported by government funding.
  • Educational Media Foundation (EMF), a non-profit religious broadcaster is also reliant on its massive fundraising that allows the non-commercial operator to buy stations in just about every meaningful market – and prices they name.
  • While commercial radio groups flounder, lose revenue and cut costs, NPR and EMF run on a tight budget but they do things consolidators will not do – here’s how they are beating consolidators in audience, expense management and even podcasting – all things commercial broadcasters could readily copy.

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