The New Yorker takes note of Brooklyn’s Pintchik Oracle, a feature on public radio’s The Next Big Thing.
The FCC approved technology, called the “broadcast flag,” to protect digital TV shows from being copied and distributed freely over the Internet. Broadcasters won a key concession from the commission, which declined to exempt news and public affairs programming from … Continue reading
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on the Daystar Television Network, the Christian broadcasting service that is expanding its reach by acquiring licenses to public TV stations. Reporter Darren Barbee charts the network’s rapid growth and examines the fundraising practices of … Continue reading
Benetton has hired Kurt Andersen, host of public radio’s Studio 360, as editorial director of Colors, its multi-culti magazine.
Officials at Miami’s WLRN-FM face charges of racism after axing two Caribbean-themed shows, reports The Miami Herald. WLRN’s station manager defends the move as a way of making the station more consistently appealing to listeners.
The FCC has eased DTV simulcasting requirements for three public TV stations: KEDT in Corpus Christi, Texas; KTWU in Topeka, Kan.; and Pittsburgh’s WQED. The commission requires all public stations to simulcast half of their analog programming on their digital … Continue reading
American University President Benjamin Ladner decided to remove WAMU Executive Director Susan Clampitt after several private conversations with station employees, the Washington Post reports. Ladner said Clampitt’s problems ran much deeper than a few disgruntled staff members, which Clampitt said … Continue reading