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
“In Washington, where you sit is almost always more important than what you say,” and PBS’s Jim Lehrer rubbed elbows with President Bush at a lunchtime media briefing yesterday, notes The Washington Post. (Second item.)
NPR’s Jason Beaubien and two other reporters were detained in Zimbabwe yesterday.
Christopher Lydon’s return to public radio also lands him in the Boston Globe.
The FCC is seeking comment on proposed DTV rules for channel election, replication and maximization requirements as part of its second periodic review of the digital TV transition. The commission is also soliciting comments on whether there are steps it … Continue reading
CNBC, home of ex-PBS star Louis Rukeyser, is adding celebrity editor Tina Brown to its roster of hosts. The cable net is shifting away from heavy stock market coverage and scheduling programs that are “branded toward people who are smart, … Continue reading
How should NPR handle the sticky situation of reporting on itself? Ombudsman Jeffrey Dvorkin takes on the question in his “Media Matters” column.