The National Association of Broadcasters is trying to discredit a MITRE study of low-power FM, claiming it is technically flawed and falls short of its congressional mandate. NPR also questions MITRE’s methodology but, breaking from precedent, suggests ways the FCC … Continue reading
A contributor to DIYmedia.net describes a recent confrontation with NPR President Kevin Klose over low-power FM. “It almost seems like if [former FCC Chairman Bill] Kennard would have shown him some personal deference, Klose might have swung the other way … Continue reading
“We need public media more than ever,” said Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman at a event in Tucson, Ariz., reports The Tucson Citizen.
“I put myself through the ordeal to get definitive proof of what NPR is,” says Bill O’Reilly in The Philadelphia Inquirer of his appearance on NPR’s Fresh Air. Letter-writers continue to discuss the interview in the Letters section of Romenesko. … Continue reading
The first anniversary edition of the Association of Independents in Radio Member Spotlight features all AIR members, tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
Rich Tucker of the Heritage Foundation hammers public TV as an anachronism on Cybercast News Service. Tucker jumps on the bandwagon recently revived by law student Daniel Lyons in the Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal Constitution and other papers.
In Slate magazine, Stephen Metcalf tells how America’s Test Kitchen wins over viewers despite or perhaps because of its “overwhelming wonkishness” of its food talk and the “studied crumminess” of its production values. He suspects the co-hosts are flirting with … Continue reading