Posted: June 17, 2003

The FCC should force commercial broadcasters to fund their local public brethren, argues Rich Hanley on MSNBC.com.

Posted: June 16, 2003

The new head of drama for Britain’s Channel Four plans to reposition the broadcaster as the “punk rock star” of TV drama, shifting away from big-budget period epics, reports the Guardian.

Posted: June 16, 2003

“Sure, Reading Rainbow is good for you, but is it any good?” A Seattle mother writing for the New York Times thinks so.

Posted: June 16, 2003

Filmmaker Michael Moore unexpectedly chipped in to help KVMR-FM in Nevada City, Calif., raise some cash during its fund drive. (Last item.)

Posted: June 13, 2003

Portland’s KBPS is moving to buy its FM station from the city’s public schools for $5.5 million. The school board will vote on the sale Monday.

Posted: June 12, 2003

WMHT in Schenectady laid off four on-air radio staff yesterday in an effort to break even financially. The station had already laid off 16 employees last month.

Posted: June 12, 2003

Maryland’s Salisbury University will not sell WSCL-FM, but wants to strengthen the public radio station’s ties to campus, reports the Salisbury Daily Times. A university English teacher says WSCL has been “snobbish” and “stand-offish,” the paper reported.

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