In fact, it did a lot more than sweet talk the noncommercial radio service. It offered sweets in the form of a 20-year moratorium from paying property taxes if it agreed to a new HQ site north of Capitol Hill. The tax savings will amount to 40M over the duration. According to the Washington Post, NPR will be joining in a revitalized area with two other communications residents: XM Satellite Radio and CNN. The city government was facing competition from nearby Montgomery County, Maryland.