WUMB ponders end to its PRI affiliation

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The steep price of Public Radio International programming has prompted Boston’s WUMB to consider dropping Mountain Stage and Afropop Worldwide, according to the Boston Globe. General Manager Pat Monteith has approached producers of both shows about her dilemma, but they can’t help her. “Their contract won’t allow them to negotiate with us independently and PRI won’t give us a price that’s affordable,” she said. WUMB has been reevaluating its program schedule and branding as part of CPB’s Station Renewal Project.