If we're going to continue subsidizing radio, then why not subsidize the modern day radio equivalent of those Dust Bowl farmers?
If you mean high-speed broadband across America, I'm all for it. If anything could sow the seeds to revive American communities and the small businesses that support them, that's it. And I don't mean subsidizing the big telecoms to cherry pick where they want to go, either.
Actually I was suggesting that small non-comm radio stations get the money. They need it more than NPR or APM.
Despite my usual leanings towards NPR, I'm inclined to agree with you on that - provided of course that they aren't part of the religious-radio money-changing fraternity masquerading as small non-comm.