"$187,380 for a weekly 15 minute program" sounds a lot, but how long does it take to produce such a program. If all he had to do was turn up and read the script, yeah, needs review. I'd suggest that he also had to do some of the research for said program, participate in scripting it, convince management that the show is viable for this week, etc. etc. If you were a sparkie called out to fix "no power" and all you did was flip the cct breaker, do you think that the home owner was justifed in complaining about your call out fee?