Even his current employer, Georgia Public Broadcasting, was surprised that their second-highest paid employee secretly operates a competing radio station in the area.
Read: GPB’s Rogers took back radio license without telling FCC, Atlanta Unfiltered
The problem for Chip, and for Gov. Deal, is that radio licenses are tightly regulated because airwaves belong to the public.
In addition, GPB requires employees to get written permission for outside media employment. GPB reports that they were not aware that Chip owned a radio station for more than a year or had any media affiliations outside of GPB.
Apparently drawing such a high salary doesn’t come with any higher standards.
Gov. Deal created the $150,000 per year job for Chip Rogers at the end of last year, making Chip the second-highest paid employee of GPB. He earns several times the salary of the next highest paid radio producer at the station and his salary is paid with taxpayer’s dollars.
Once again we see that Gov. Deal and Chip Rogers act as if they are above the law and untouchable.
It’s time for Chip Rogers’ ‘work’ at GPB to end once and for all.
He’s not qualified for the job. He’s paid several times more than fair market value for below average work. And he’s hiding ownership of a competing radio station.
Who would hire someone with this track record?
Only Gov. Deal, it seems.