NPR and the International Association of Audio Information Services have asked the FCC for more time to reply to a study of low-power FM interference. They requested a 90-day extension of the deadline, originally set for Sept. 12.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bob Graham showed up on a recent (off-the-air) performance of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, reports the Concord Monitor.
Radio drama isn’t dead, notes the New York Times, but it’s not exactly thriving either.
Bob Edwards tells The Tennessean that union-management relations at NPR have been “a little testy” lately: “A nonprofit thinks it’s doing God’s work, whether it’s NPR, the Red Cross or NATO. They’re doing God’s work and how can you argue … Continue reading
A decision on the fate of WNCW-FM in Spindale, N.C., has been postponed for two weeks, reports the Asheville Citizen-Times. [More coverage in the Rutherford County Daily Courier and the Hendersonville Times-News.]
iBiquity Digital Corp. says it has resolved problems with audio encoding at low bit rates by using HDC, a newly developed codec. Engineers who have heard tests back up iBiquity’s claims. iBiquity has also extended its licensing fee waiver to … Continue reading
Psychologist Shirley Glass (Ira Glass’s mom!) talks about marriage and infidelity in the Baltimore Sun.