Posted: July 23, 2003

A new genre of makeover programs flourishes in Britain, reports the New York Times. “Their proliferation has led to criticisms that British television, once known for its quality and innovation, has deteriorated into a showcase for relatively inexpensive programs that … Continue reading

Posted: July 22, 2003

A new report discusses the future of WNCW-FM in Spindale, N.C., according to the Asheville Citizen-Times. In the report, administrators at Isothermal Community College, the station’s owner, tell their board that other broadcasters want to buy or manage WNCW. They … Continue reading

Posted: July 22, 2003

Joe Hagan reports in the New York Observer that PBS talk host Charlie Rose rushed back to Manhattan when deposed New York Times Editor Howell Raines offered an interview. In the newsmaking interview, Raines came off about as poorly as … Continue reading

Posted: July 22, 2003

Sept. 16 is the application deadline for rural public TV stations to apply for aid to put their digital signals on the air. The Agriculture Department is making $15 million available, according to a press release. APTS sought the aid … Continue reading

Posted: July 18, 2003

Maria Martin, executive producer of public radio’s Latino USA, is leaving the show as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. She says she’s leaving to keep a CPB grant that drew objections from the University of Texas, where the show is … Continue reading

Posted: July 15, 2003

The MITRE Corp. has released its study of whether low-power FM stations can operate on third-adjacent channels to full-power stations. The Prometheus Radio Project, a group of low-power activists, say the study proves the FCC could safely license many more … Continue reading

Posted: July 15, 2003

San Francisco Chronicle critic Tim Goodman has some scathing words for PBS, which he says is “hopelessly broken.” President Pat Mitchell and her programmers “can’t form a declarative sentence to save their lives.” (Via Romenesko.)

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