“Clever Levers,” and Other Thoughts on John Richards’ Salary
Lots of interesting comments have attached themselves to my earlier post about KEXP DJ John Richards’ salary… Including this one, from “Tyco”:
One of the most clever levers ever devised to exercise control of the arts is that silly old myth that your level of integrity is determined by your dedication to making no money…
John Richards apparently works hard, sticks to what he believes in regardless of detractors, conceivably even declines higher paying opportunities to that end and meanwhile wears numerous hats in the process of earning his well deserved salary. This guy is supposed to further shun the rewards of a job well done? He earns below industry standard for morning drive time DJ in a market this size, but he’s supposed to make nothing, right? Would that make it better?