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This April 17, 2009 story from the Triangle Business Journal chronicles the challenges faced by WUNC in a tough economy.  Key paragraph:  “Since its 2005 fiscal year, when the station recorded an income gain of $1.4 million, WUNC has lost money annually, topping out at a loss of $936,000 in 2008.”  The station has an annual budget of $7.8 million.  The article goes on to note that the station’s cash reserves are at approxiamtely $700,000, down from $3.8 million in 2006.   The story also notes the station’s ongoing search for an underwriter for Dick Gordon’s nationally-syndicated talk program  The Story, which costs an estimated $900,000 per year to produce.