An oasis for the ears in Trans-Pecos

Posted: August 8, 2011

Five ways Marfa Public Radio is different from your nearest NPR-member station: 1. The drivetime host reports on rush-hour traffic of five vehicles, “some turning left, some turning right and some going straight ahead … with one forlorn pronghorn along … Continue reading

Puerto Rico’s WIPR: adiós to PBS

Posted: July 25, 2011

The latest station to leave PBS is a production powerhouse, but one not fully integrated into the nation’s English-dominated public TV system. Puerto Rico TV — WIPR, licensed to Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corp., which is controlled by the commonwealth … Continue reading

Puerto Rican station drops PBS shows

Posted: July 12, 2011

Puerto Rico’s government-controlled WIPR dropped its PBS membership on July 1 — the fourth member station to quit this year. Puerto Rico TV, which produces and broadcasts mostly in Spanish, carried only the English versions of PBS Kids programs. A … Continue reading

Cyberpirates to PBS: watch where you sail

Posted: June 13, 2011

Software vulnerabilities, including an outdated operating system used by, allowed the pirate band of hackers LulzSec to sail deep into the innards of the network’s main website over Memorial Day weekend. The marauders were retaliating for a Frontline documentary … Continue reading