Who says public radio doesn’t pay?

David Green of Third Grade Audio recently wrote to share news of windfall profits this quarter. Thanks to a KVMR license of “Questions for Martin Luther King, Jr.” his third grade producers found themselves in the black with earnings of $1.20. And being a fair and kind boss, David distributed the profits equally among all contributors: one nickel each.

Below, Chicago-area Third Graders from North Shore Country Day School – creators of such PRX classics as “Loose Tooth” and “Stuffed Animals 3” – pose with their profits.

We should add that David is not only kind, but fastidious. He wrote, “So, for accuracy’s sake, each of my students will get 4.3¢, or one Czech Koruna, which is worth that much at current exchange rates. Since I can’t get my hands on any Koruny, my co-teacher, Amy Kenyon, and I have each generously added 10¢ of our own to the pot, thus bringing payment for each third grader up to a nickel.” Isn’t it great when management cuts you a deal?

4 thoughts on “Who says public radio doesn’t pay?”

  1. Wow, that is fantastic. You get to be part of a fun learning project AND you got to be paid. You guys are so lucky!
    Keep up the good work!

    Cameron’s Mom

  2. Kudos to Mr. Green, the third grade and NPR! What a great piece – and just enough motivation to keep the kids working hard.

    Keep up the great work, we look forward to seeing what future third-graders will produce under Mr. Green’s gifted supervision.

    Trenton’s Mom

  3. Thanks Traci for sending this to me….it is so
    wonderful to see kids getting “kudos” for greatness at such a young, important age. Hope all is well for all of you. Enjoy your pride.

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