Alan Chartock - Compensation is Reaso...

Alan Chartock - Compensation is Reasonable

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Solons

North Adams, MA

#1 Jan 28, 2012
According to WAMC's 990 for 2010, Chartock's compensation is $170,000, or about 3% of WAMC's annual revenue. This percentage is eminently reasonable for a nonprofit with WAMC's level of revenues. Heller may not like it, but it's quite reasonable.
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#2 Jan 28, 2012
NPR should be National Private Radio. So many cuts in our budget with so little minds. I sure wish I could spend tax money with little thought of the unintended consequences on others.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#3 Jan 28, 2012
Dio wrote:
NPR should be National Private Radio. So many cuts in our budget with so little minds. I sure wish I could spend tax money with little thought of the unintended consequences on others.
If you don't like it, you don't have to listen to it.
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#4 Jan 28, 2012
Solons wrote:
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If you don't like it, you don't have to listen to it.
Or pay for it! That's my point.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#5 Jan 28, 2012
Dio wrote:
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Or pay for it! That's my point.
Well, having solved all the worlds problems, the Republican's priority is to ban public television and radio. Big Bird, All Things Considered, etc., threats to our way of life.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#8 Jan 28, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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So let's get this straight, Solons, Alan Chartock is asking listeners to donate to a charity from which Chartock himself takes out in annual salary and perks an amount more than 3 times the annual salary of WAMC's average listener, the people being asked to contribute?
Solons, isn't this what being a Limousine Liberal is all about?
Again, 3% of the station's annual revenue is right on par with what other nonprofits, with a similar revenue stream, pay their CEOs. Just because you espouse liberal causes doesn't mean you're obligated to subsist on Ramen Noodles. Is there a rule somewhere that says if you vote Democratic you have to tithe half of your income to the poor?
Dio

Easthampton, MA

#9 Jan 28, 2012
She?
Solons

North Adams, MA

#10 Jan 28, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Yeah, but as a taxpayer, she's paying for it (and so are you and me and everyone else): she's paying for tax-exempt WAMC Northeast Public Radio, whether she (or you or me or anyone else) likes it or not.
WAMC is just one more 'not-for-profit' scam on the backs of US taxpayers.
But it makes its CEO rich (and WAMC doesn't even report its CEO's perks, his very taxable fringe benefit compensation, to IRS).
But hey, this is the Berkshires and WAMC espouses Liberal dogma, so it's okay, and also because Liberals say 'Alan's a great guy'.
Just like Angelo Stracuzzi used to be called 'a great guy', and Cliff Nilan is supposed to be 'a great guy', and well, you know the rest.
Tax payers give billions in subsidies to oil companies each year, and also to host of other entities with whom someone may disagree with philosophically. So what? The Republicans have been trying to kill PBS off for years, but can never come up with the votes. I wonder why.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#14 Jan 28, 2012
Solons wrote:
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Well, having solved all the worlds problems, the Republican's priority is to ban public television and radio. Big Bird, All Things Considered, etc., threats to our way of life.
Obama & jerks like you are a threat to our way of live.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#17 Jan 28, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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So now salaries at charities are supposed to be determined by a charity's revenues?
Gee, would not it be just as appropriate for the free market to decide what the CEO position at WAMC is worth.
My guess is that one could fill that slot with a competent droid for about $68 Thousand annually -- and that's being on the generous side.
It's a certainty that within the Albany labor market, there are plenty of laid-off former company execs who would be quite happy to be WAMC's CEO for that amount of annual pay -- and they'd be happy to have the work!
The guy has been working at and running the station for years. How does what he earns affect your daily existence? A lot of people, republicans and democrats alike, enjoy the station's programming. There's not some hue and cry for Chartock's head. Sure, he's too dyed in the wool for me, but no one forces you to listen to the station or pay attention to him.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#18 Jan 28, 2012
fall time wrote:
<quoted text> Obama & jerks like you are a threat to our way of live.
It's way of "life." How has Obama adversely affected your life? You going to trot out increases in your health care premiums? You are an idiot. How's your boy Gingrich doing in Florida right now? I see he's received Cain's endorsement. I'm sure he's thrilled.
fall time

Great Barrington, MA

#19 Jan 28, 2012
Solons wrote:
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It's way of "life." How has Obama adversely affected your life? You going to trot out increases in your health care premiums? You are an idiot. How's your boy Gingrich doing in Florida right now? I see he's received Cain's endorsement. I'm sure he's thrilled.
Yup just taking up good air & space, You & the Muslim.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#23 Jan 28, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
$90,565 in travel?
WAMC reports to IRS travel expenses totaling $90,565.
How much of that is vacation travel by the CEO to places like New Orleans?
Who cares? I get reimbursed for the travel expenses I incur for business. Moreover, those are the travel expenses for all the employees. As for the accuracy of the data, it's simply a round number. Why does what Chartock makes bother you so much? A lot of people are uncomfortable disclosing what they earn. Granted, he has to do so, but again, who cares? The station continues to raise a lot of money, so a significant number of people have concluded Chartock's doing a decent job.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#26 Jan 29, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
CORRECTION: Chartock's compensation is MORE THAN DOUBLE what he should be getting based on the Heritage Foundation model which you yourself give as an example.
Well, the Heritage Foundation pays numerous executives hundreds of thousands of dollars in salary. WAMC does not. Again, why does what Chartock earns bother you so much?
Guest

United States

#29 Jan 29, 2012
Solons is the wost kind of offender to the third degree. Just ignore him he goes away. How is that RIsk Mgtm job to claimto hold. Waiting for you at the Adams dunkin donuts
Solons

North Adams, MA

#30 Jan 29, 2012
Guest wrote:
Solons is the wost kind of offender to the third degree. Just ignore him he goes away. How is that RIsk Mgtm job to claimto hold. Waiting for you at the Adams dunkin donuts
How how doing, Tommy? Missing the conservation commission these days? Or, maybe you're missing something else.
Solons

North Adams, MA

#31 Jan 29, 2012
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
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Cop-out, Solons.
Solons, you proffered the example of the Heritage Foundation.
Your Socialist hero, Alan Chartock, is getting paid MORE THAN DOUBLE what he should be based on the not-for-profit model YOU held up for examination.
And now YOU are trying to change the subject.
YOU started this thread, Solons, claiming that compensation paid WAMC's CEO is 'reasonable'.
Now it is shown that in fact WAMC IS WAY OVERPAYING its Limousine Liberal CEO by a factor of more than double what he should otherwise be paid.
Rationalize your way out of this one, Solons.
Way overpaying? Based on what? How much revenue does he help generate for the station? He's been working there for two decades. His salary is right in line with other similarly situated nonprofits.

And, there's nothing heroic about Chartock. You appear to be personally offended by his salary. It makes no sense.
Guest

United States

#32 Jan 29, 2012
Solons had been run off the boards......take a look back for why.......
Solons

North Adams, MA

#33 Jan 29, 2012
Guest wrote:
Solons had been run off the boards......take a look back for why.......
Really, Tommy? I'm still here. You've been quiet. Must've had to dry out.
Guest

United States

#34 Jan 29, 2012
Tired your mom out Solons? Would love to discuss this in person

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