A side finding is WUMB's operating budget, when compared to sister UMass stations WMUA (Amherst), WUML (Lowell) and WUMD (Dartmouth), is astronomical.
Read the source article,
WUMB: UMass Boston's non-UMass Boston radio station
And a related commentary,
UMass Vice Chancellor Justifies WUMB's Bloated Budget and Student Exclusion on the Grounds of Prestige and Marketing
On 10/24 about 10pm the new MassMedia article had been taken down. Luckily the section containing the budgetary information had been captured, read here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/towards-independent-college-community-radio-wumb/umass-vice-chancellor-justifies-wumbs-bloated-budget-and-student-exclusion-on-th/748669558492407
This is the second time since September a MassMedia article on WUMB has been taken down.
If the numbers reported by MassMedia are correct it is disturbing that WUMB's budget is 20-50 times that of its sister UMass stations in Lowell, Dartmouth and Amherst.
It is also disturbing that an "independent" student newspaper takes down articles without a retraction statement.
Wonder who "got" to the staffers and/or editors? My advice to the reporters is the same Deep Throat gave to Woodward and Bernstein, to keep on the story and follow the money.