“We’ve ridden the tiger before,” says PBS’s Wayne Godwin of the tough market for PBS underwriting sales. The Los Angeles Times reports on why companies are less inclined these days to sponsor PBS programs (Reg. required).
The Washington Post takes note of the federal budget’s possible blow to pubcasting.
With its proposed fiscal year 2004 budget the Bush administration not only rejects pleas for DTV transition funding for public TV, but recommends suspending the Commerce Department’s ongoing Public Telecommunications Facilities Program. APTS, PBS, CPB and NPR issued a joint … Continue reading
Residents of Olsburg, Kan., are surprised to have their own public radio station, though their rural town is already “pretty famous” for its Swedish supper the first weekend in December.
Maryland’s Gazette explores the political leanings of Marc Steiner, talk show host and executive v.p. of programming at WYPR-FM in Baltimore. Steiner led a group last year that bought WYPR from its former owner, Johns Hopkins University.
NPR commentator Cokie Roberts will sit on President Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. A rep for ABC News, Roberts’ employer, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the appointment raises no conflict of interest. But Jeffrey Dvorkin, NPR’s ombudsman, told … Continue reading
WXPN-FM in Philadelphia hired Roger LaMay, former manager of a Fox TV affiliate, as general manager. The Associated Press profiles the station, which will move next year to a $9 million space including studios, performaces stages and a “World Cafe” … Continue reading